November 2, 2018
Seminar: Undergraduates Teaching Chemistry via Outreach
Host: Dr. Solaire Finkenstaedt-Quinn
Professor Ellen Yezierski, a faculty member from Miami University of Ohio who specializes in chemistry education research, visited on November 2, 2018.
Professor Yezierski gave a seminar titled ‘Undergraduates Teaching Chemistry through Outreach: Starting a Journey from Goodwill to Research-based Practice’ which focused on research in her group that studies outreach activities run by undergraduates.
Her seminar covered three aspects of the project to date: (1) the development of a method to remotely interview undergraduates about their experiences, (2) the types of activities undergraduates choose to incorporate in outreach activities and why, and (3) how undergraduates evaluate chemistry content explanations used during outreach activities.
In addition to the seminar, Professor Yezierski met with students and faculty to discuss research and engagement efforts.