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.
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.