Dr. Nicole Becker Receives NSF Grant

Dr. Nicole Becker
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 6:00pm

Dr. Nicole Becker was recently awarded funds from the Naitonal Science Foundation.  Supported by NSF's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education and EHR Core Research programs, this project will design, implement, and investigate the effectiveness of mathematical modeling-focused learning activities integrated into a general chemistry course for STEM majors at the University of Iowa. The collaborative learning activities will engage students in developing and testing mathematical models used to understand chemistry, and will leverage resources such as chemistry simulations developed by the Physics Education Technology (PhET) at the University of Colorado to allow students to test and refine their models.