Michael, supported by the Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the department of chemistry, will be working with Solaire on research focused on students’ reasoning through organic chemistry mechanisms.
Ginger and Tracy de Peralta (Dentistry), founders of the Michigan Discipline-Based Educational Research Community, spoke at the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching about their MDBER community, which is focused on creating a network within UM to connect those within this scholarship. Read more about the Provost’s Seminar on Teaching here!
Congratulations to Ginger for being awarded a 2019 Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education by the UM College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Ginger was recognized for her work in transforming our organic chemistry II lab (developing a problem-based curriculum, implementing writing-to-learn, and leading a research-based section), co-leading MWrite, and teaming up with people around our university (e.g. from the School of Education, the School of Dentistry, and the University Musical Society). Ginger was recognized as a tremendously dedicated and excellent instructor (and mentor of undergraduate researchers) who is patient, thoughtful, and kind. Congratulations on this well-deserved award!
Congratulations to Ginger & Prof. Anne Gere (English & Education) for being awarded the Provost Teaching Innovation Prize for M-Write: making writing-to-learn pedagogies practical and sustainable. Read more here!
Megan’s recent paper, Constraints on organic chemistry students’ reasoning during IR and 1H NMR spectral interpretation, is available in Chemistry Education Research and Practice!