Charles (Bill) McLaughlin is a teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University. In addition to his award-winning teaching, he is active in a wide range of engagement activities. For the past five years, he has facilitated the Chemistry Department’s involvement with the Montana Apprentice Program (MAP) and taught a weeklong chemistry “bridge” program to prepare Native American high schools students to engage with research mentors.
In addition, he has worked with K-8 educators in communities on or near reservations to plan science curriculum improvement projects, and also works with rural schools through the Science Learning Inquiry Classroom program.
At MSU, he welcomes prospective chemistry students for MSU Fridays and mentors new faculty. In Bozeman, he has taught Wanderlust courses and made presentations at the Bozeman Public Library. McLaughlin has been at MSU since 2004.