Chemistry Education Research

Yezierski Group News:

7-1-14 Brittany Christian was awarded the ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Chemistry Teacher Scholarship to support her efforts in becoming a high school chemistry teacher. Congratulations Brittany!
5-21-14 Ellen Yezierski gave a seminar at Iowa State University in their Department of Chemistry.
5-17-14 Congratulations to Amanda Schachtel and Tommy Smith on earning their Bachelor of Science in Education degrees with majors in Chemistry Education!
5-15-14 Tommy Smith has been appointed as the Graduate Assistant Director of the Howe Writing Center. Congratulations to Tommy on earning this competitive graduate assistantship for 2014-15!
5-15-14 Congratulations to Sarah Erhart for successfully completing her First Year Conference!
4-24-14 Ellen Yezierski gave two seminars at Clemson University: CT2 Faculty Scholars and Engineering and Science Education.
4-17-14 Sara Nielsen spoke about Chemistry Education Research to the Chemical Education Committee at the University of Cincinnati.
4-7-14 Sarah Erhart successfully completed her cumulative exams. Congratulations Sarah!
3-31-14 Ellen Yezierski presented a poster co-authored by Deborah Herrington, Tool Trouble: Challenges with Using Self-Report Data to Evaluate Long-Term Chemistry Teacher Professional Development, at the NARST 2014 Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.
3-31-14 Ellen Yezierski co-authored a presentation given by Deborah Herrington in the symposium organized by Hannah Sevian, Characteristics and Strategies Symposium - Reconceptualizing High School Chemistry Based on Authentic Practices, at the NARST 2014 Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.
3-18-14 Ellen Yezierski presented a talk in the Tools of Chemistry Education Research symposium at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX.
3-17-14 Congratulations to the TIMU teachers on their poster presentations at SciMix at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-17-14 Congratulations Destinee Johnson on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-17-14 Congratulations Amanda Schactel on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-17-14 Congratulations Samantha Sloane on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-16-14 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-16-14 Congratulations Sarah Erhart on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX of research conducted with Dr. Jason Ribblett.
3-16-14 Congratulations Stephanie Philipp on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-16-14 Congratulations Tommy Smith on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-16-14 Congratulations Justin Carmel on a successful poster presentation at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX!
3-16-14 Congratulations Ben Sandlin and Jordan Harshman on a successful poster at the 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Dallas, TX! Congratulations Jordan for your successful presentation of the work!
3-13-14 Amanda Schachtel presented a poster at the Ohio Board of Regents Reception at Miami University. Way to go Amanda!
2-21-14 Ellen Yezierski presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Hope College in Holland, MI.
2-20-14 Ellen Yezierski presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.
2-20-14 Tommy Smith is featured on the Education Health and Society web page. Way to go, Tommy!
2-18-14 TIMU project makes the Miami news!
2-6-14 Congrats Sara! Article published: Detecting Art Forgeries: A Problem-Based Raman Spectroscopy Lab on ASAP in JCE. Authors Sara Nielsen, Jon Scaffidi, and Ellen Yezierski.
1-17-14 Ellen Yezierski presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
11-20-13 Ellen Yezierski contributed a research talk to the CREATE Science Seminar Series at the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University.
11-8-13 Ellen Yezierski presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
11-1-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful presentation at the 2013 Miami University Graduate Research Forum!
11-1-13 Congratulations Justin Carmel on a successful presentation at the 2013 Miami University Graduate Research Forum!
11-1-13 Congratulations Jordan Harshman on a successful presentation at the 2013 Miami University Graduate Research Forum!
11-1-13 The Yezierski Research Group would like to welcome its newest member, Sarah Erhart!
10-9-13 Congratulations to Sara Nielsen who passed her PhD candidacy exam (ORP)!
10-3-13 Ellen Yezierski gave the research talk, "Shifting the Equilibrium: Evaluating teacher and student learning outcomes of a novel model for chemistry teacher professional development" at the University of New Hampshire Chemistry Department Seminar in Durham, NH.
9-30-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful presentation at the SciX conference in Milwaukee, WI!
09-20-13 Tommy Smith successfully presented his research agenda at his First Year Conference. Congratulations Tommy!
9-11-13 Congratulations Jordan Harshman on a successful presentation at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!
9-10-13 Congratulations Justin Carmel on a successful presentation at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!
9-9-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful presentation at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!
9-8-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful poster presentation at the 246th American Chemical Society National Meeting in Indianapolis, IN!
8-12-13 The Yezierski Research Group would like to welcome its newest member, Dr. Stephanie Philipp!
8-9-13 Congratulations to Destinee Johnson on successfully completing her REU project culminating with an outstanding presentation in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. We will miss you!
7-31-13 The Yezierski Group completed its project evaluation for Dr. Susan Hershberger's Ohio Board of Regents ITQ sponsored project, "Scaffolding Physical Science Inquiry through Reflective Writing."
7-27-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 CER Graduate Student Conference!
7-27-13 Congratulations Jordan Harshman on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 CER Graduate Student Conference!
7-27-13 Congratulations Justin Carmel on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 CER Graduate Student Conference!
7-27-13 Congratulations Tommy Smith on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 CER Graduate Student Conference!
7-13-13 Ellen Yezierski gave the plenary lecture at the Great Lakes POGIL Regional Meeting titled, "Pedagogical and logistical considerations of POGILesque activities in large classes" at Capital University in Columbus, OH.
6-12-13 Justin Carmel and Ellen Yezierski presented posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice in Newport, RI at Salve Regina University.
6-10-13 The Yezierski Group would like to welcome summer REU student Destinee Johnson!
6-7-13 Congratulations to Jordan Harshman who passed his PhD candidacy exam (ORP)!
5-15-13 Ellen Yezierski facilitated the middle and high school workshop, "Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Oh My! Particulate Level Inquiry Activities" at the University of Minnesota STEM Center in Minneapolis, MN hosted by Gill Roehrig.
5-14-13 Ellen Yezierski gave the research talk, "Target Inquiry: Transformative High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development" at the University of Minnesota STEM Center in Minneapolis, MN hosted by Gill Roehrig.
5-8-12 Graduate student Sara Nielsen successfully completed her cumulative exams and is beginning work on her ORP! Congratulations Sara!
4-27-13 Ellen Yezierski and Alice Putti (TI Teacher from MI) facilitated the high school chemistry workshop, "Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Oh My! Particulate Level Inquiry Activities" in Sewickley, PA sponsored by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh.
4-18-13 Congratulations Justin Carmel and Ellen Yezierski on the publication of their paper in the Journal of College Science Teaching!
4-10-13 Congratulations Tommy Smith on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum!
4-10-13 Congratulations Ben Sandlin on a successful poster presentation at the 2013 Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum!
4-7-13 Congratulations Sara Nielsen on a successful poster presentation at the 245th ACS National Meeting!
4-7-13 Congratulations Justin Carmel on a successful poster presentation at the 245th ACS National Meeting!
4-7-13 Congratulations Jordan Harshman on a successful poster presentation at the 245th ACS National Meeting!
4-4-13 Congratulations Tommy Smith on being admitted to the B.S./M.S. program at Miami University!
3-28-13 Congrats Jordan! Article published: Seeing chemistry through the eyes of the blind: A case study examining multiple gas law representations on ASAP in JCE. Authors Jordan Harshman, Stacey Lowery Bretz, and Ellen Yezierski.
3-5-13 Congratulations to Justin Carmel who passed his PhD candidacy exam (ORP)!
2-19-13 Congratulations to Amanda Schachtel who was awarded a USS for Summer 2013!
2-15-13 Ellen Yezierski and Deborah Herrington presented a poster at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
2-14-13 Ellen Yezierski and Deborah Herringtongave a talk at the International Teacher-Scientist Partnership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
2-8-13 Book chapter published: The Road to Scientific Literacy: How Target Inquiry Is Improving Instruction and Student Achievement in High School Chemistry, in Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition by NSTA Press (2013). Authors: Ellen Yezierski and Deborah Harrington.
2-4-13 Paper published in the American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings: Self-efficacy in introductory physics in students at single-sex and coeducational colleges. Authors: Jennifer Blue, Mary Elizabeth Mills, and Ellen Yezierski.
2-4-13 Editorial published in the Journal of Chemical Education, A new chemistry education research frontier. Authors: Brittany Christian and Ellen Yezierski. Publication date: September 18, 2012.
11-30-12 Ellen Yezierski gave a seminar talk in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at the University of Northern Colorado.
11-2-12 Congratulations to graduate students Sara Nielsen, Justin Carmel, and Jordan Harshman on their successful poster presentations at the Miami University Graduate Research Forum! Great work everyone!
10-22-12 The Yezierski Research Group would like to welcome its newest members: undergraduate students Megan Krug and Ben Sandlin! Welcome Megan and Ben!
10-12-12 Graduate student Justin Carmel successfully completed his cumulative exams and is beginning work on his ORP! Congratulations Justin!
10-12-12 Paper accepted to JCST: Are We Keeping The Promise? Investigation of Students' Critical Thinking Growth Authors: Justin Carmel, and Ellen Yezierski
09-26-12 The Yezierski Research Group would like to welcome its newest member: undergraduate student Jessica Worley! Welcome Jessica!
07-30-12 Graduate students Justin Carmel, Jordan Harshman, and Sara Nielsen, and undergraduate students Amanda Schachtel and Tommy Smith presented their research projects at the 22nd Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) at The Pennsylvania State University.
06-27-12 Paper published in CERP: Development and validation of an instrument to measure student knowledge gains for chemical and physical change for grade 6-8. Authors: Brittany Christian, and Ellen Yezierski
06-08-12 Brittany Christian successfully defended her M.S. thesis, titled Improving outcomes of science museums: Blending formal and informal learning environments to evaluate a chemical and physical change exhibit. Congratulations, Brittany!!!
05-30-12 Brittany Christian's chemistry exhibit is being adopted by Hamilton County Park District for implementation at their recreational parks and nature centers.
05-14-12 Sara Nielsen presented her research agenda and cognate project at her First Year Conference.
04-27-12 Paper accepted to CERP: Development and validation of an instrument to measure student knowledge gains for chemical and physical change for grade 6-8. Authors: Brittany Christian, and Ellen Yezierski
04-20-12 A blog post by Independence Science features Jordan Harshman for his work with making accomodations in the lab for one of his students.
04-11-12 Paper published in Science Scope: A Change for Chemistry. Authors: Brittany Christian, and Ellen J. Yezierski
04-11-12 Undergraduates Amanda Schachtel and Tommy Smith presented their posters at the 18th Annual Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum.
03-25-12 Graduate students Justin Carmel, Brittany Christian, Jordan Harshman, and Sara Nielsen presented their research projects at the 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, CA.
02-24-12 Undergraduate Tommy Smith received a 2012 Undergraduate Summer Scholars award for "Development and implementation of a diagnostic assessment to investigate students' connections between domains of stoichiometric knowledge."
01-26-12 Brittany Christian's chemistry museum exhibit entitled, Take A Closer Look At Our Natural World, will open at the Hefner Zoology Museum on Friday January 27th and will run until Friday February 25, 2012.
01-15-12 Paper published in the Journal of Chemical Education (ASAP on ACS Pubs): Target Inquiry: Helping Teachers Use a Research Experience to Transform Their Teaching Practices. Authors: Deborah G. Herrington, Karen Luxford, Ellen J. Yezierski
12-15-11 Paper published in the Journal of Chemical Education (ASAP on ACS Pubs): Evidence for the Effectiveness of Inquiry-Based, Particulate-Level Instruction on Conceptions of the Particulate Nature of Matter. Authors: Chad A. Bridle and Ellen J. Yezierski
11-06-11 Welcome! Graduate students, Sara Nielsen and Jordan Harshman, join the Yezierski research group!
11-04-11 Brittany Christian and Justin Carmel present posters at Miami University's Graduate Research Forum
10-20-11 Christian, B., & Yezierski, E. (accepted). A change for chemistry, Science Scope.
10-07-11 The Target Inquiry at Miami University (TIMU) program is launched and is now recruiting high school chemistry teachers.
08-22-11 Ellen Yezierski received a 5-year $1.35M award from NSF to implement and study Target Inquiry at Miami University (TIMU).
08-17-11 Paper published in Chemistry Education Research Practice: Improving Practice with Target Inquiry: High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development That Works Authors: Ellen J. Yezierski and Deborah G. Herrington
06-15-11 Welcome! Jordan Harshman joins the Yezierski Group for the summer.
04-16-11 Ellen Yezierski was selected as the Western Connecticut ACS Visiting Scientist for 2011
04-13-11 Heather Bauman, Amanda Schachtel, and Tommy Smith each presented a poster at the 17th Annual Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum
03-27-11 Brittany Christian presented a poster at the 241st ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA titled,"Effects of instruction on altering students' self-efficacy and metacognition in learning science"
03-27-11 Justin Carmel presented a poster at the 241st ACS National Meeting in Anaheim, CA titled,"Evaluating the quality and dissemination of teacher-developed inquiry materials: Analysis of user feedback"
01-25-11 Improving Practice with Target Inquiry: High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development That Works Authors: Ellen J. Yezierski and Deborah G. Herrington; To appear in July 2011 issue of Chemical Education Research and Practice
12-24-10 Paper published in Chemistry Education Research and Practice: Target inquiry: changing chemistry high school teachers' classroom practices and knowledge and beliefs about inquiry instruction
Authors: Deborah G. Herrington, Ellen J. Yezierski, Karen M. Luxford and Cynthia J. Luxford
11-10-10 Brittany Christian & Justin Carmel join the group. Welcome!!
11-09-10 Target Inquiry paper accepted to CERP (Authors: Herrington, Yezierski,Luxford, K., & Luxford, C.)
08-16-10 Yezierski group established at Miami University