Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Nicole Becker
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 3:15pm
Science Building 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Nicole Becker, will present Supporting undergraduate students' reasoning about models and modeling in general chemistry at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Becker

The Becker group conducts discipline-based education research (DBER) on how undergraduate chemistry students learn concepts and practices that are critical for success in undergraduate chemistry courses. DBER is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines the disciplinary expertise of scientists and engineers with knowledge of learning theory and educational research methods. The goal of this research is to improve student learning in science and engineering courses. The Becker group uses qualitative and quantitative research methods to explore how students engage in scientific practices such as constructing explanations and developing models of chemical phenomena. The groups translates its research findings into practice by developing and testing evidence-based instructional materials for introductory chemistry courses.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society. | 503-725-8756