I am a graduate student pioneering the new Chemistry Education research program at Rutgers University. I work jointly with the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Graduate School of Education. Every semester, thousands of students enroll in some form of General Chemistry, and many of them struggle to truly grasp the concepts that are taught. My focus is mainly in secondary and post-secondary education, including goal-setting, better means of assessment to determine if such goals have been achieved, and defining more effective ways of teaching chemistry so that students may understand, rather than simply know, one of the most challenging undergraduate courses students face.
Emily L. Buginsky
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