Chemistry education research (CER) integrates chemistry content knowledge, the use of theories of how students learn, and methods from education and psychology to explore how students learn chemistry in order to develop evidence-based chemistry instructional practices. CER in the Atkinson Research Group at the University of North Texas specifically investigates how undergraduate chemistry students view and learn to use chemistry representations, providing insight into how to best support the learning of chemistry through effective instruction.
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Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Corrales attended the 2022 SACNAS NDiSTEM Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico to represent and promote UNT STEM graduate education.