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Dept of Chemistry

Edward Walton


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Dr. Edward Walton has been professor of chemistry here at “Cal Poly” for twenty years having come from teaching as a civilian professor at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He spent a year as Research and Science Education Fellow for the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences at Univ of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr.Walton also spent a year at the Lawrence Hall of Science, at University of California, Berkeley, working as statewide pre-college program coordinator for the MESA (Math Engineering, Science Achievement) Program. At Cal Poly he teaches general college chemistry, senior (advanced) inorganic chemistry, Consumer chemistry and the chemical science course. In addition, Dr. Walton has taught the “methods for teaching science” in the teacher education program.

During summers he has taught the science-teaching course for the Claremont Graduate University’s teacher Program.

Dr. Walton has served on national science education committees... the National Academy of Sciences’ working group to develop the National Science Education Standards, a review
committee for the National Assessment for EducationalProgress (NAEP) in Science, and the Educational Testing Service’s Committee for the SAT II Chemistry Examination. He has
directed summer institutes for elementary school teachers, middle school science teachers, and area high school chemistry teachers.

Dr. Walton has served as Commander, US. Navy, and taught in an ROTC preparation program in San Diego, and has done training in Japan and Italy.

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