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August 2016

  • The group attend the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education in Greeley, CO
  • BCCE 2016

June 2016

  • Chemistry Education Group Picnic
  • Renee attended the POGIL National Meeting

May 2016

  • Courtney Stanford has successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Stanford!
  • Congratulations to Jacob on graduating with his B.A. in Chemistry!
  • graduation
  • Congratulations to Jennifer on receiving the Outstanding TA Award!
  • Congratulations to Jacob on receiving the E. David Cater Scholarship!
  • award night
  • The ELIPSS Project Team met at the University of Iowa
  • Courtney and Renee went to the NSF to present thier work on the Increase the Impact Project to the Program Officers

April 2016

  • Dr. Cole presented a talk at the Southern Illinois Local ACS Section Meeting at Southeast Missouri State University
  • Dr. Cole presented ae the AAAS EnFUSE Meeting in Washington D.C.
  • enfuse

March 2016

  • Courtney and Dr. Cole presented at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting

February 2016

  • Congratulations to Jaime for passing her comprehensive exam.
  • Congratulations to Courtney on passing her 3-month.
  • Dr. Cole attended the Tools for Evidence Based Action Meeting at UC Davis

January 2016

  • The ELIPSS Project Team met with the Primary Collaboration Team in St. Louis
  • Rose Bowl Party - get together to support the Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl
  • The Cole Groups has two new members: Gil Reynders and Ian Brown
    • Gil      Ian

November 2015

  • Dr. Cole presented a talk at the Marc Twain Local ACS Section Meeting in Qunicy, IL

October 2015

  • Chemistry Education Group - Pumpkin Carving
  • pumpkins 2015

September 2015

  • Chemistry Education Group Picnic with the Becker Group.

August 2015

  • New Graduate Students started at the University of Iowa.
  • Lab attended the annual Chemistry Department Picnic.
  • Marc is now an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry and S.M.A.T.E. departments at Western Washington University.
  • Dr. Cole presented at the ACS National Meeting in Boston.

July 2015

  • Congratulations to Jamie on getting married.
  • Congratulations to Jennifer on getting married.
  • Dr. Cole was named a Fellow by the American Chemical Society. The fellows program began in 2009 as a way to recognize and honor ACS members for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and ACS. 
  • ACS Fellow

June 2015

  • Dr. Cole presented at the GRC in Lewiston, ME.

May 2015

  • Congratulations to Jennifer on passing her comprehensive exam.
  • Congratulations to Jacob on receiving the E. David Cater Scholarship!

April 2015

  • Jacob and Kate presented their posters at the Undergraduate Research Fair at the University of Iowa.
  • Courtney and Anthony (from the Shaw Lab) went to Washington DC for their pre-orientation meeting for the EAPSI program.
  • Jennifer presented her research in the Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar at the University of Iowa.
  • Jaime presented her research in the Inorganic and Chemical Education Seminar at the University of Iowa.

March 2015

  • Jacob and Kate where presented with Outstanding Minion Awards for thier efforts in preparing their research to present at the ACS national meeting.
  • Jacob award  Kate Award
  • Dr. Cole, Marc, Courtney, Jacob and Kate all attended the Spring ACS National Meeting in Dever, CO and presented on their work.
  • Congratulations to Courtney for recieving the NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) Fellowship the study abroad in Taiwan for the Summer.
  • Congratulations to Courtney for winning the Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG) Travel Grant to travel to the ACS National Meeting in Denver.

February 2015

  • Congratulations to Courtney for winning the Chemistry Department Graduate Student Travel Grant to travel to the ACS National Meeting in Denver.
  • Congratulations to Jacob for winning the Dewey Stuit Fund for Undergraduate Research Award to travel to the ACS National Meeting in Denver.
  • Xenon the Beta is the newest member to join the lab.
  • Xenon

January 2015

  • Group get together at Buffalo Wild Wings for a Trivia Night

December 2014

  • Congratulations to Courtney for winning the Dr. Eunice Schuytema Beam Travel Grant through the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program to travel to the ACS National Meeting in Denver.
  • Annual Holiday Party for the Chemistry Education Division

November 2014

  • Congratulations to Dr. Cole for winning the 2014 Iowa Women of Innovation Award for Academic Innovation & Leadership (Post-Secondary)!
  • Dr. Cole presented “Using Chemistry Education Research to Inform the Practice of Teaching Chemistry,” at Hendrix College
  • Dr. Cole presented “Using Discipline-Based Education Research to Inform Teaching Strategies and Design of Instructional Materials,” University of Arkansas – Little Rock

October 2014

  • Dr. Cole presented “Using Discourse to Enhance Student Understanding in Chemistry,” at Lewis University
  • The Group had a potluck and carved pumpkins
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Congratulations to Courtney for passing her comprehensive exams.
  • Dr. Cole and Courtney hosted a workshop on "Designing for Propagation" for the Increase the Impact Project in St. Louis, MI
  • Jenn and Courtney did outreach for National Chemistry Week

September 2014

  • The Group went apple picking at Wilson's Orchard

August 2014

  • The Group attended the UIOWA Chemistry Department Annual Picnic
  • Dr. Cole presented at the National ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA
  • Courtney, Jennifer, Jamie, Chamathca, and Dr. Cole presented at the Biannual Conference on Chemistry Education in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Dr. Nicole Becker joined the Chemistry Department, helping to expand the Chemistry Education Division

July 2014

  • The Group volunteered their time to do fun chemistry experiments with children in the Youth Leadership Program of Johnson County Neighborhood Centers.
  • Dr. Cole and Courtney published a chapter “Discourse analysis as a tool to examine teaching and learning in the classroom,” in Tools of Chemistry Education Research (ACS Symposium Series)
  • Dr. Cole presented at ICCE in Toronto to present on the ANAPOGIL project and the Increase the Impact Project
  • Courtney presented at the North Central Regional POGIL workshop in St. Paul, MN on "How Instructors Influence the Development of Scientific Arguments in POGIL Classrooms"
  • The Cole Group helped with an outreach program doing science experiments with middle school students

June 2014

  • Cole Group - Dinner and a Movie Night
  • Renee attended the POGIL National Meeting at Washington University in St. Louis.

May 2014

  • Cole Group BBQ
  • Marc Muniz joined the group
  • Ellie Keuter joined the group

April 2014

  • Jamie received the Strategic Initiative Funding (SIF) Summer Fellowship to conduct research this upcoming summer

March 2014

  • Dr. Cole presented at the ACS meeting in Dallas, "Discourse Analysis as a Tool to Examine Teaching and Learning in the Classroom"
  • Group Trivia Night at Buffalo Wild Wings

February 2014

  • Jaime presented in Analytical Chemistry Seminar

January 2014

  • Dr. Cole and Dr. Shaw received an Innovations in Teaching with Technology Award for Transforming Content Delivery in Advanced Chemistry Laboratory Courses
  • Chamathca Priyanwada Kuda Malwathumullage joined the group
  • Kate Moon joined the group
  • Dr. Cole went to the University of North Carolina, to give a presentation on Discourse in Physical Chemistry

December 2013

  • Cole Group Holiday Party
  • Jamie was accepted into the Shaw Group

November 2013

  • Dr. Cole and Courtney went to Washington DC and presented to the NSF for the Increasing the Impact Project.
  • Jennifer went to San Diego for the CAICE Project she is working on for her Analytical Research.
  • Joe presented his 3-month Seminar

October 2013

  • Courtney presented in Physical Chemistry Seminar
  • Jennifer presented in Analytical Chemistry Seminar
  • The Group watched the Hawkeye Football game and carved pumpkins for Halloween.

September 2013

  • Courtney and Dr. Cole attended the ACS National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.  Courtney presented a poster on Increasing the Impact of STEM Education Projects..
  • The Group went Apple Picking at Wilson's Orchard

August 2013

  • Jaime Emberger ‎joined the group.
  • Renee presented a POGIL Fundamentals workshop for the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa.
  • The Group attended the UIOWA Chemistry Department Annual Picnic.

July 2013

  • Renee attended the POGIL Physical Chemistry lab workshop at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA.
  • Renee presented a Introduction to POGIL workshop at the University of Adelaide in Australia , and POGIL Fundamentals workshop at St. Victoria University of Wellington in Wellington, New Zealand and Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

June 2013

  • Renee attended the POGIL National Meeting at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Renee attended the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice at Salve Regina in Newport, RI, and presented a poster on the Increasing the Impact Project.

May 2013

  • The ANAPOGIL Meeting was hosted at the University of Iowa

April 2013

  • Renee attended the ACS Meeting in New Orleans.

March 2013

  • Jennifer presented her half seminar in Analytical Seminar.
  • Courtney made a themed cake for the Graduate Recruiting Open House

            Flask cake

February 2013

  • Renee Cole visited Loyola University - Chicago to give a talk about the group's research.

January 2013

  • UI undergraduate Jacob Byers joined the group.
  • Renee Cole attended the AAAS/NSF TUES Conference in Washington D.C. to present the group's research. 

December 2012

  • Cole Group Holiday Party

November 2012

August 2012

  • Courtney Stanford joined the group as a new graduate student.
  • Jeewa Premaratne joined the group as a visiting faculty member.
  • Renee and Wendy attended the Biennial Conference in Chemistry Education at Penn State to present the group's research and learn what is current in chemistry education.

June 2012

  • Jennifer Schmidt joined the group to get started on chemistry education research before officially beginning as a new graduate student in August.

January 2012

  • Wendy Schatzberg joined the group as a post-doctoral fellow.