UMB Chemistry Department
We gratefully acknowledge current funding sources:
NSF award DRL-1222624 (Chemical design learning progression)
NSF award DUE-1348722 (Abstraction thresholds in undergraduate STEM curricula)
AAAS Women's International Research Collaborations at Minority-Serving Institutions grant (Cultural and contextual influences in learning to think as a chemist)
UMass Boston Civic Engagement Scholars Initiative (CESI) grant (Your brain on civically-engaged chemistry)
|Research in our lab is concerned with studying a learning progression of how students develop chemical thinking over many years (middle school through undergraduate completion), how a focus on green chemistry influences students' learning of chemistry, how scientists can learn from teachers to communicate science more effectively, and policies and practices needed to ensure chemical literacy. The unifying feature of our work is that it is directed at improving equity and creating capacity for students, particularly in urban public education, to have access to learning chemistry.