Dr. Ramee Indralingam

PROFILE: Dr. Ramee Indralingam, Associate Professor

Chemistry Ph.D., University of Florida, Analytical chemistry

Stetson University chemistry professor honored for quality of her courses.

DeLand – Two freshman chemistry courses taught by Stetson University Associate Professor of Chemistry Ramee Indralingam were rated among the nation's best in a recent study, and will be used to help develop guidelines for advanced high school chemistry courses.

Indralingam's General Chemistry I and II courses were identified as one of the top 20 examples of best practices in the College Board Advanced Placement Best Practices Study. More than 150 courses were submitted from colleges and universities across the United States.

Advanced Placement courses in a variety of subjects are offered to top high school students. Students who score high enough on the AP exam can be exempt from taking freshmen-level courses in the same subject in college. "It's important, therefore, for the content of AP courses in high school to be similar to what is taught in freshman courses in college," Indralingam said.

For the national College Board study, Indralingam submitted information about the types of technology and exams used in her courses, and she submitted copies of the syllabus, exams and class handouts.

Indralingam, who is department chair for Chemistry, has been a Stetson professor for 15 years. She also teaches Analytical Chemistry I and II for upper-division students.

Dr. Ramee Indralingam, Associate Professor Analytical Chemistry