199th 2YC3 Conference

November 9-10, 2012

Arizona Western College

Yuma, Arizona


Welcome to the 199th Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3) conference at Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma, AZ. The primary goal of this 2YC3 conference is to provide a forum for chemistry educators to enhance student learning through professional development conferences. Thank you for your interest in this conference.


All chemistry educators from high school, 2-year, and 4-year institutions are encouraged to attend or give an oral presentation!


Old Wine, New Flasks: Chemical Education in the 21st Century

November 9-10, 2012

Arizona Western College

Yuma, AZ 85365

2YC3 Consortium Websitehttp://www.eltorobowl.com/awc_logo_nw.gif


Program Chair: Scott Donnelly, scott.donnelly@azwestern.edu, 928-344-7590

Exhibits Coordinator: Francisco Villa, francisco.villa@azwestern.edu, 928-317-7080


  Conference Promotional Video (length = 7 minutes)


  Current and New 2YC3 Faculty


  Registration on-line


  Informational Flyer for Faculty


  Current and New 2YC3 Industrial Sponsors (Exhibitors)


         Registration and Exhibit Request on-line forms

         Informational Flyer for Exhibitors


  Tech Support Information for Presenters


  Final Conference Program (now available!)


  List of Conference Exhibitors (now available!)


  Lodging/Hotel Accommodations


  Airline Transportation


  Rental Car Companies


  Lunch Options


  Map of AWC Campus


  Average November Temperatures in Yuma


  Local Attractions- download Visitors Guide at www.visityuma.com


  Locally Owned Dining Establishments near Conference Hotels


  Dining Establishments at Yuma Palms Regional Center (YPRC)

near Conference Hotels- download YPRC map here (see page 2 for

dining directory)


  Yuma Area Hiking Guide



Overview of Schedule (tentative)

Friday, Nov. 9

8:00-9:00am Registration, Refreshments, and Exhibits

9:00am Welcome and opening Keynote address

4:30pm Last Presentation ends

5:00-7:00pm Banquet on campus (prior meal reservation required)


Saturday, Nov. 10

8:00-9:00am Registration, Refreshments, and Exhibits

9:00am Opening address

10:00am Presentations begin

4:30pm Conference ends



Information about AWC

AWC Campus Map

Click here for a map of the AWC campus. The conference proceedings will take place in the 3C and

AS buildings, both of which are located on the south side of the AWC campus. The 3C and AS buildings

are adjacent to one another.


AWC Buildings

1) The 3C building will house the opening keynote address (Friday, Nov. 9), Friday night banquet, 2YC3

General Membership Meeting (Friday, Nov. 9), and the Saturday morning opening address.

2) The AS building will house the individual oral presentations and exhibits.


AWC Campus Parking

Parking is free all day (morning, afternoon, and evening). A parking permit is not required. Use parking lots

P1 and P2, both of which are located on the south side of the AWC campus adjacent the 3C and AS buildings.

Click here for a map of the AWC Campus.


AWC Food Services

AWC food services and Starbucks are located in the 3C building. The hours for the AWC Eatery on Friday and

Saturday are 11:00am-7:00 pm. Brunch is available from 11:00am -12:30pm and dinner from 5:00-6:30pm.

Starbucks is open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm.


Also, both conference hotels include complimentary breakfast.



Other Conference Information


Please arrive at your presentation room a few minutes early to meet your moderator and to discuss minor

logistics and potential computer technical difficulties with your presentation. Oral presentations are 45 minutes

in length. All computers in the presentation rooms have direct access to the Internet and are interfaced

with an overhead projector. The computers are PC.


If you wish to connect your own technology (laptops, iPads, etc.) to our venues existing audio/video

systems to deliver or enhance your presentation, you will need to provide your own VGA adapter,

converter or dongle. Arizona Western Colleges digital-projection systems do not support HDM, DVI,

Apple Mini Displayport, or other video output sources. Please contact Josue Figueroa

(josue.figueroa@azwestern.edu) if you would like additional information about the colleges technology

offerings, or if you require assistance determining what type of equipment you need. To ensure a prompt

email response from Josue, in the email Subject: line please write AWC 2YC3 Chemistry Conference.


Please be advised that permission may be sought from you to digitally record your presentation. If you agree to

have your presentation digitally recorded, then your presentation will be uploaded and archived on the 2YC3

website. Only 2YC3 members have access to the archives.


Hotel Shuttle

The two conference hotels are located across the street from one another. The hotels are approximately

8 miles from the AWC campus. A shuttle van operated by the hotels will be available at selected times for

roundtrip transportation between AWC and the two hotels. But please be advised that the shuttle van has

limited seating capacity (8 occupants) so you may have to wait (perhaps a long time) for a shuttle ride.

Hence, it may be prudent to rent a car (or carpool with another conference attendee staying in the same

hotel) should you want to potentially avoid having to wait.


Wireless Access

Wi-Fi is available on the AWC main campus where the conference proceedings will take place. A password

to access the network is not required.


Friday Evening Banquet

If you reserved a meal for the Friday night banquet, a ticket will be provided when you pick up your registration




If you paid by check, then a receipt will be provided when you pick up your registration packet.