News

January 30, 2018

The Underwood research group welcomes Laura Santiago to the group as a new undergraduate working on the project of investigating how students connect their chemistry and biology knowledge.

January 19-21, 2018

Alex attended the ACS Leadership Development Workshop in Dallas, Texas through the Younger Chemist Leadership Development Award she received.

January 15, 2018

The Underwood research group welcomes Daniel Padron to the group as a new undergraduate working on the project of investigating the use of 3D-LAP questions on assessments.

December 18, 2017

Congratulations to Mashood for accepting a faculty member position at the Homi Bhadha Centre for Science Education at the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India.

December 13, 2017

The Underwood research group welcomes Brittney Pardinas to the group as a new undergraduate working on the project of investigating how students connect their chemistry and biology knowledge.

December 9, 2017

The Underwood group and Dr. Justin Carmel had a wonderful First Annual Chemistry Education Holiday Party.

November 8, 2017

Dr. Underwood presented Gabi’s and Alex’s new research findings at SERMACS regional ACS meeting titled “A tale of using evidence to inform instructional transformation: An investigation into student understanding of structure-property relationships”.

November 3, 2017

Dr. Underwood gave a great talk to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of North Carolina Wilmington titled “Using student understanding of structure-property relationships as evidence to drive instructional changes”.

August 21, 2017

Happy first day of classes for the Fall 2017 semester!

What did your viewing of the eclipse look like today?

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Underwood for being awarded a collaborative $300,000 NSF grant to begin working on a project with Michigan State University to develop three-dimensional learning (core ideas, scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts) introductory biology assessment questions focused on chemistry core ideas to investigate how students are connecting their chemistry and biology knowledge.

August 1, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Underwood and Dr. Justin Carmel for being awarded a collaborative $2 million NSF grant to continue working with Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University, and Kansas State University on investigating the impact of curricula transformation. As part of this grant we will continue examining the impact of three-dimensional learning (core ideas, scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts) as an approach on helping adoption and implementation of instructional teaching practices.

August 1, 2017

The Underwood research group welcomes Dr. Alex Kararo as a new post-doc in the group on the project of assessing the impact of curriculum transformations. Alex graduated from Purdue University in August 2017 with a PhD in Chemistry Education under the advisement of  Dr. Gabriela Weaver and Dr. George Bodner.

May 2017

The Underwood research group welcomes Gabi Gadia to the group as a new undergraduate working on the project of assessing the impact of curriculum transformations.

April 27, 2017

The spring semester has come to an end. It has been a great year of teaching general chemistry. Thank you to all my Learning Assistants and students as everyone has worked so hard this academic year.

April 25, 2017

Congratulations to Rachel for receiving 1st place at the 14th Annual Adelphi Research Conference for her 2016 REU research. (http://aurc.adelphi.edu/award-winners/2017-award-winners/)

April 19, 2017

Congratulations to Abby for receiving the 2017 Zaida C. Morales-Martínez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award for her dedication to her classes, teaching, and research. (https://sish.fiu.edu/news/2017/2017-scholarships-awarded-to-sish-undergraduates/)

 

April 5, 2017

Rachel Colvin gave an outstanding presentation at ACS in San Francisco titled Making predictions and constructing explanations: An investigation into introductory chemistry students’ understanding of structure-property relationships.

February 1, 2017 

The Underwood research group welcomes Dr. Mashood Kalarattu Kandiyil to the group as a new post-doc working on the project of investigating how student reason about everyday phenomena.

February 5, 2016

The Second Annual STEMposium was such a success. A full day filled with breakfast at President Rosenberg’s house, a keynote presentation from Joan Ferrini-Mundy (the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for Education and Human Resources), a Q&A faculty discussion panel, as well as a poster session.