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Nov 14, 2023: Congratulations to Dr. Shanmugam Puvanendran for the successful dissertation defense. We wish you all the best in your future endaevors, Dr. Puvanendran!!!

Nov 2023: Congratulations to S. M Hossain Ifat Sristy for publishing his first-authored article in ACS, J. Chem. Educ. 2023, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.3c00516.

July 2023: Congratulations to Caroline Muteti for publishing her 3rd first-authored article: Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2023, DOI: 10.1039/D3RP00103B.

July 21, 2023: Congratulations to Dr. Farouk Awudu for the successful disseratition defense. We wish you all the best in your future endaevors, Dr. Awudu!!!

May 26, 2023: Congratulations to Shanmugam Puvan, a PhD candidate, for successfully presenting the departmental seminar on his dissertation project entitled, "Metacognition Training Versus Voices of Role Models: The Impact on Learning Outcomes in Chemistry."

 

April 21, 2023: Congratulations to Farouk Awudu, a PhD candidate, for successfully presenting the departmental seminar on his dissertation project entitled, "The impact of 'relevant' authentic research experiences (RAREs) and interdisciplinary chemistry-biology laboratory modules on student cognitive and affective learning outcomes."

 

April 1, 2023: Mutambuki's Lab presented five research talks at the Spring 2023 ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN & Hybrid, Mar 26-30 under the Division of Chemical Education: Chemical Education Research Symposium (Oral). Congratulations to Farouk Awudu, Shanmugam Puvan, Caroline Muteti, and S.M. Ifat Hossain Sristy. Go Pokes!

 

Mar 10, 2023: Congratulations to Farouk Awudu, Shanmugam Puvan, and Caroline Muteti for passing the Doctoral Candidacy Exam. They are officially PhD Candidates in Chemistry/Chemical Education Program. We are very proud of you!!! Go Pokes!

 

Sept 2, 2022: Mutambuki's Lab presented research talks at the following conferences:

ACS FALL 2022 Meeting, Chicago, IL & Hybrid August 21 - 25

Congratulations to the Chemical Education graduate students: S.M. Ifat Hossain Sristy and Caroline Muteti!

  1. S.M. Ifat Hossain Sristy, Yolanda Vasquez, and Jacinta M. Mutambuki*, Enhancing chemistry relevance in a general chemistry lecture course: The impact on student’s cognitive and affective outcomes. 
  2. Caroline Z. Muteti, Mwarumba Mwavita, Smita Mohanty, Jacinta M. Mutambuki*. Changing how they learn: the impact of metacognition instruction on study strategies of general chemistry students.

Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Purdue University, July 31- Aug 4

Jacinta M. Mutambuki*, Caroline Z. Muteti, Mohit Saraswat, Michael Cahill, Capturing evidence of inclusive teaching in undergraduate STEM classrooms through an inclusive teaching observation protocol (ITOP).

 

A Chemical Education graduate student receives multiple awards May -Aug, 2022

Congratulations to Caroline Zawadi Muteti for receiving the following awards:

1) 2022 NOBCChE Advancing Science Award, NOBCChE.

2) 2022 OSU Foundation Summer Fellowship Award, Department of Chemistry, OSU.

3) 2022 OSU Women’s Faculty Council Student Research Award, OSU.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has funded the Purchase of an ICAP-PRO XP- Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES) equipment through the CAS Student Technology Fee - $62,176 in Mar 2022, PI Jacinta Mutambuki and Co-PI Asfaha Iob. This equipment will be utilized to immerse General Chemistry students in authentic research experiences and scientific skills.

 

Congratulations to Caroline Muteti for publishing her second first-authored article: "Blending muddiest point activities with the common formative assessments bolsters the performance of marginalized student populations in general chemistry, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2022,23, 452-463, DOI: 10.1039/D1RP00314Chttps://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlepdf/2022/RP/D1RP00314C

 

Metacognition Studies were recently featured on the RSC News and Chemical &Engineering News (c&en):

"Making study time count"

https://edu.rsc.org/education-research/this-is-why-you-should-teach-metacognition-explicitly/4012761.article#!divAbstract  

 "HELPING STUDENTS THRIVE"

https://cen.acs.org/education/undergraduate-education/Weeding-inequity-undergraduate-chemistry-classes/98/i34

 

Dr. Mutambuki's Lab published an article. Congratulations Caroline Muteti and the entire team!!

Caroline Z. Muteti, Carolina Zarraga, Brooke I. Jacob, Tuli M. Mwarumba, Dorothy B. Nkhata, Mwarumba Mwavita, Smita Mohanty, Jacinta M. Mutambuki.* I realized what I was doing was not working: the influence of explicit teaching of metacognition on students’ study strategies in a general chemistry I course. Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Pub Date: 2020-10-02, DOI: 10.1039/d0rp00217h.

 

Dr. Mutambuki's Lab published an article:

Jacinta M. Mutambuki*, Mwarumba Mwavita, Caroline Z. Muteti, Brooke Jacob, and Smita Mohanty. Metacognition and Active Learning Combination Reveals Better Performance on Cognitively Demanding General Chemistry Concepts than Active Learning Alone (ACS J.Chem. Educ. 2020, 97(7)1832–1840. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c00254)

 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) funds the Purchase of Parr™ 6100 Compensated Calorimeters for General Chemistry Labs: Dr. Jacinta Mutambuki PI, $73,327.00 from Spring 2020 CAS Technology Fee Proposals. These equipment will be utilized to train General Chemistry students on authentic research experiences and scientific skills.

 

Dr. Mutambuki's article, "Integrating Authentic Research Experiences into the Quantitative Analysis Chemistry Laboratory Course: STEM Majors’ Self-Reported Perceptions and Experiences" was recently featured on the ACS, J.Chem Educ. Supplementary Cover: J. Chem. Educ. 2019, 96, 8, 1591-1599, https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00902#.