R.E.A.C.T. Honors Requirements

The REACT Program can be completed for honors credit for CHEM 102, 104, 202, 204, 232, 236, 332 and 436.

By participating in R.E.A.C.T., James Scholar students can receive honors credit in CHEM 101, 102, 104, 202, 204, 232, 236, 332, and 436. There is approximately 10 hours of outside work that is required for honors students to receive honors credit for the previously listed chemistry courses. The requirements for Spring 2022 are as follows:

  1. Attend an orientation meeting. Email us if you missed them!
  2. Complete a pre-visit Google Form for your first event assignment.
  3. Attend a training session over Zoom for your first event assignment.
  4. Participate in your first event.
  5. Submit a reflection of your first event.
  6. Complete a pre-visit Google Form for your second event assignment.
  7. Attend a training session over Zoom for your second event assignment.
  8. Participate in your second event.
  9. Submit a reflection of your second event.
  10. Record videos of the hands-on experiments for either your first or second event OR Create a polymer page for our Engineering Open House exhibit – contact us for more info.

After registering to volunteer with R.E.A.C.T., honors students will need to complete additional steps below to successfully receive honors credit in their respective college.

*The following steps in the table below may need to be taken early in the semester

COLLEGE      ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
Liberal Arts & Sciences
  1. Login at the online James Scholar Portfolio System.
  2. On your James Scholar plan, select REACT (Academic) under the 2-point options.
  3. Select the chemistry course you are currently enrolled in. Be sure you choose the correct section number.
  4. Click “Add Course” and be sure to submit your portfolio by 11:59pm on Friday, February 25th.
Engineering
  1. Go to the Honors Credit Learning Agreement (HCLA) page.
  2. Open the HCLA form link and login.
  3. Select the chemistry course you are currently enrolled in.
  4. Indicate you are taking this course with R.E.A.C.T.
  5. Write that you are participating in R.E.A.C.T. with Dr. Tina Huang and are teaching chemistry lesson plans to elementary through middle school students.
  6. Be sure to complete the HCLA form by Monday, February 14th.
Applied Health Sciences
  1. Go to the Honors Plan page.
  2. Click to submit an honors plan and login.
  3. Indicate that the option you are choosing is associated with a specific course – regular course with honors project (including volunteerings).
  4. If you are routed to an Honors Credit Learning Agreement (HCLA) form, be sure to select your correct chemistry course and section. If asked to include an instructor overviewing your honors experience, please write Dr. Tina Huang (NetID: thhuang).
  5. Be sure to submit your plan by 11:59pm on Friday, February 11th.
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
  1. Go to the ACES James Scholar page.
  2. Click on the Honors Credit Learning Agreement Web Portal.
  3. Enter the appropriate information for your chemistry course.
  4. Write that you are participating in R.E.A.C.T. with Dr. Tina Huang and are teaching chemistry lesson plans to elementary through middle school students.
  5. Enter Dr. Tina Huang (NetID: thhuang) for the Instructor NetID.
  6. Submit the HCLA form by 5:00pm on Friday, April 15th.
Division of General Studies
  1. Go to the James Scholar Honors Page.
  2. Click on the Honors Credit Learning Agreement (HCLA) tab.
  3. Access the online form and enter the appropriate information for your chemistry course.
  4. Write that you are participating in R.E.A.C.T. with Dr. Tina Huang and are teaching chemistry lesson plans to elementary through middle school students.
  5. Enter Dr. Tina Huang (NetID: thhuang) for the Instructor NetID.
  6. Submit the HCLA by the appropriate deadline.

Don’t see your college? Email us to figure out the steps you need to take!

All honors students must explain the chemistry behind each experiment on the pre-visit Google Forms. This must be thorough and understandable, as well as highlight the important features of each experiment. Student’s responses and completion of the above requirements will be assessed by the board on a pass/fail basis. Students will be sent periodic reminders about deadlines and remaining requirements throughout the semester. Remember, you must earn a B- or better in your chemistry course in order to fully earn honors credit.

Please reach out to us at thereactprogram@gmail.com with any questions or concerns about honors credit requirements!