Group

Dr. Amanda Bongers

Dr. Amanda Bongers

Assistant Professor

Leads the group in studying learning in chemistry and science

Manisha Blaskevitch

Manisha Blaskevitch

B.Sc. Student, Chemistry

Studying multimodal learning and memory in chemistry

Alex Hemmerich

Alex Hemmerich

Con. Ed. B.Sc. Student, Biochemistry

Exploring ways to help students with spatial tasks

Amanda joined Queen’s in July 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry with a research focus in chemistry education. Amanda grew up in a small town in Southern Ontario, where she learned by exploring and asking questions about nature. She completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (2011) in the co-operative program at the University of Waterloo, where she grew a passion for synthetic organic chemistry.

She went on to complete her Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry (2016) at the University of Ottawa with Prof. André Beauchemin, synthesizing many new and colourful heterocycles along the way.

She then took a postdoctoral position (2016-2019) in the fields of Chemistry Education and Neuroscience, under the supervision of Prof. Alison Flynn (University of Ottawa) and Dr. Georg Northoff (Royal Ottawa Mental Health Institute).

Past group members
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Designation
Short Description
Social Links
Josh Watters
Josh Watters
B.Sc. Chemistry, 2020

Joined the Sales Leadership Development Program with Fritolay

Katie Henderson
Katie Henderson
B.A.Sc. Engineering Chemistry, 2020

Policy Engineer at Environment and Climate Change and Canada

Galen Yang
Galen Yang
B.Sc. Chemistry, 2020

Pursuing PhD at McGill, Fall 2020


If you’re interested in joining our group please check out the application guidelines and email Prof. Bongers at amanda.bongers@queensu.ca with your curriculum vitae or resume.