It’s been difficult to keep this news under wraps… the Government of Canada officially announced the NSERC Discovery Grant results, and our research program was funded! We’ll use to funds to study cognition in chemistry, specifically exploring how the brain encodes and manipulates scientific models.
Welcome to the new students joining the group (remotely) this summer 🌞
Welcome to Manisha Blaskevitch, a student entering her 4th year in chemistry, and congratulations for being awarded an NSERC-USRA for this summer! And welcome to Alex Hemmerich, a 2nd year Concurrent Education student who won a Queen’s USSRF fellowship for his summer research project. We’re moving our research studies online using the gorilla.sc platform, stay tuned for more on that!
Awarded an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship.
Earned an NSERC-Undergraduate Student Research Award.
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Congratulations to Galen for being accepted into graduate studies at McGill! His passion for green chemistry and sustainability is everything we like to see in young scientists.
Katie was scooped up by Environment and Climate Change Canada in Ottawa to start a new job as a policy engineer, and they are lucky to have her! Josh also secured a great job in Ottawa in the Sales Leadership Development Program with Fritolay, so we’ll have a group reunion in the Ottawa area sometime in the future!
What a weird way to end the semester! Congratulations to Josh and Katie who pulled through with fantastic virtual presentations of their thesis work.
Josh wrapped up analyzing his pilot eye-tracking data with some very cool findings for us to explore in future work!
Katie completed a huge amount of work with her in-depth textbook analysis, and provided an incredibly insightful discussion of the results.
We hosted Prof. W. Stephen McNeil from UBC Okanagan
Steve gave a talk about his redesign of the chemistry curriculum at UBC Okanagan, and research to study the effects of their changes. His talk, “Context, Content, and Concept: Assessment of a Strategic Redesign of a First-Year Chemistry Curriculum”, generated a lot of discussion and questions!
Welcome Josh, Katie, and Galen who joined the group this Fall! Josh & Katie are doing their 4th year projects, and Galen joined as part of the Work Study program.
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We are looking for graduate students to join the Queen’s Chemistry Education Research Group in 2020. We study how students learn in chemistry and work to develop more effective teaching methods and tools. Our research is interdisciplinary, so many backgrounds are relevant and encouraged to apply! Graduate students in this environment will lead their own research projects and must be highly motivated and take ownership of their education.
If you are interested in joining the group, contact Prof. Bongers with your resume/CV.
Most graduate students will be working towards a Masters or Ph.D. in Chemistry, so background knowledge of chemistry is important. Check the application guidelines for graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University.
There is also the opportunity to join the group as a graduate student in Neuroscience. through the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, contact Prof. Bongers for more details.
Queen’s and the QCER group are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.