Irene Metz

Irene Metz performs a methane bubbles demonstration for her students. Do not attempt on your own.


Irene achieved her undergraduate degree at Michigan Technological University in 2007 and a Master of Science in Chemistry at the University of Iowa in 2009. In 2010, she started teaching Intro to General Chemistry and General Chemistry I at Hawkeye Community College, and she continues to teach there while she pursues her PhD. She is working on curriculum development and using open-source software to design computational chemistry laboratory activities for her students. Irene presented her work over the summer of 2018 at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in South Bend, Indiana, and she hopes her efforts to bring computational chemistry to the community college level will one day go mainstream.