BCCE Symposium: Extended Reality in Chemistry Education

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium titled “Extended Reality in Chemistry Education.” This symposium will take place this summer at the 2022 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) from July 31st to August 4th. Abstracts must be submitted by February 28th, 2022 for full consideration. (https://bcce2022.abstractcentral.com/)

Symposium description: The usage of technology in instruction promotes different ways for students to interact with the educational material at hand. Virtual tools can be interactive and responsive in real-time, which adds a new layer of feedback to the user. Extended reality (XR) tools encompass augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR). They provide an interactive nature and a three-dimensional immersive environment, non-attainable by traditional means. This symposium is for practitioners and researchers at all levels who have used XR to complement instruction, training, or as a means of assessment to address challenges when teaching chemistry. Presenters can discuss topics such as the advantages and limitations of using XR in the classroom or laboratory, the extent to which XR materials have impacted attitude, affect, or learning, and how XR materials can be used to promote inclusion or accessibility.

Thanks for the consideration,

Symposium Organizers:

Lyniesha Wright Ward

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Emmanuel Echeverri Jimenez

North Carolina State University



*Lyniesha Wright Ward, Ph.D* (she/her/hers)

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Popova Lab

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of North Carolina Greensboro