Welcome! I am Dr. Sonia Underwood and am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as well as a DBER (Discipline Based Education Research) faculty at the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University.

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My research focus is on majorly three areas –

(1) Developing assessment measures to determine impact of curriculum transformations

(2) Investigating the ways in which students use a chemical structure (i.e. Lewis structure) to predict a compound’s macroscopic properties (i.e. reactivity and acidity/basicity)

(3) Exploring the connections students make between their chemistry, biology, and physics courses.