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Celebrating the end of a wonderful semester!

The group was able to get together for an end-of-semester celebration to honor all of our wonderful accomplishments this year!
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Leah and Vinay earn their M.S.!

Congratulations to Leah and Vinay who earned their Masters of Science in Chemistry!
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Welcome to the group, Hannah!

We are delighted to welcome Hannah Crull to our group! 
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Vinay defends his Masters thesis!

Congratulations to Vinay who beautifully defended his Masters thesis! He is the first in our group to do a MS thesis and we are so happy for him. Next stop, PhD!

Thesis Title: "Using scaffolded critiquing tasks to analyze how inorganic chemistry students reason with and about chemical bonding models"
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Lauren presents at the 2022 Fall Undergraduate Research Festival!

Congratulations to Lauren for a wonderful poster session at the Fall Undergraduate Research Festival (FURF) which is part of her ICRU Research Fellowship - we are so proud!

Lauren is working with Kevin on her project titled: "A qualitative analysts of undergraduate students' modes of reasoning for organic chemistry reactions"
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Kevin gives a fantastic 3-Month Research Conference!

Congratulations to Kevin for delivering a fantastic 3-Month Research Conference! This is the final seminar milestone until the dissertation defense! (October 12, 2022)

"What Are They Seeing: How Students Conceptualize and Predict Substitution and Elimination Reactions"
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Vinay gives a wonderful second-year seminar!

Congratulations to Vinay who gave a wonderful second-year seminar on his current research! 

"Using a scaffolded critiquing task to promote engagement in metamodeling knowledge: Analyzing how students reason with and about chemical bonding models"
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Leah interns for the Smithsonian!

Congrats to Leah, who just finished up an 11-week long internship with the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) which is the only branch of the Smithsonian that focuses on formal K-12 education. In her role Leah developed a fifth grade physical science lesson, focused on properties of matter - and got to spend some time in Washington, D.C! Her materials will be a part of the Grade 5 Physical Science module and used in classrooms internationally. 
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Goodbye, Johnny!

We officially said goodbye to Johnny who starts as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UW-Milwaukee this month! He has made such an impact on our group and we know he will excel in Wisconsin. Good luck, Johnny!
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Johnny, Kevin, and Leah attend the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education!

Johnny, Kevin, and Leah attended the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Purdue University (July 31-August 4)!