We are welcoming Ina, Danielle, Rebecca, and Nick–a wonderful group of first-year chemistry education graduate students. We are excited to have them on our team!
Jennifer has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at St. Ambrose University in Iowa. We celebrated her time here before she left! Congrats Jennifer!
Ina is a graduate student rotating with us this summer. She recently graduated from U of M with BS degrees in biomolecular science and english, and teaching certification in secondary chemistry and english. Ina is excited to continue her CER this summer!
Our newest rotating graduate student has moved in! Danielle recently graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy and will be rotating with the Shultz group this summer.
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.
We visited the University of Michigan Museum of Art to view the Inuit art exhibit. Sculptures were made of stone and ivory, and we viewed some fascinating prints.
Check out our lab mascot in her new UM gear:
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!