Participate in a research study!
As researchers in the Chemistry Education Research group we’re constantly working to improve education through research. We are always seeking volunteers to participate in our research studies. We look for undergraduate students taking chemistry courses, and also graduate students and professors in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences. The results of this research will be used to improve current organic chemistry learning. Your participation is important to help make this project a success! Please check below for our current research studies and recruitment needs.
1) ORGANIC CHEMISTRY MECHANISMS WORKSHOPS for CHM1321/1721 Students
How to participate: just show up with a laptop/tablet and headphones!
Who can participate: students enrolled in CHM1321 or CHM1721
The upcoming workshop will take place Wednesday March 7th at 6PM in CRX240.
Note: the study will only take place in English, and pizza will be provided.
We are looking for undergraduate students, currently enrolled in CHM 1321, to help with our studies on how students learn organic reaction mechanisms. Our goal is to investigate the impact of an online mechanistic module to further improve student learning and success.
Your participation will consist of completing a worksheet assessing your current knowledge of organic reaction mechanisms, followed by participation in a 1 hour tutorial on organic chemistry mechanisms. Immediately following the tutorial, you will be asked to complete a second worksheet on organic reaction mechanisms and a questionnaire about the modules and your learning experience.
Your responses would be confidential and you would be given a pseudonym to protect your identity. Participation is voluntary, will not affect your course grade, and your professor will not know if you participate. You can also participate in the workshop without providing data for research (but it helps us improve for future sessions if you do!).
2) USING BRAIN IMAGING TO STUDY LEARNING
How to participate: fill out this form – https://goo.gl/forms/61cHSjLixavnLuJI3
Who can participate: students who are or have been enrolled in CHM1301/1311, 1701/1711, 1321/1721, 2120/2520.
Note: the study will only take place in English.
Do you think organic chemistry is a challenging topic? You’re not alone! Organic chemistry is filled with symbolism that represents the reactivity of molecules, which can be confusing. This is why our next study involves brain imaging while students learn a new reaction mechanism. Participants will receive an amazon.ca gift certificate as compensation for their time. If you want to learn more and are interested in helping with our research, email email@example.com or click in the button below!
The Royal Ottawa Research Ethics Board granted permission to conduct this research.
What is chemistry education research, and why should you participate?
currently Accepting applications for honours students 2018–2019
Frequently available positions include:
Summer Student Through Work Study Program
Co-op Work Term
Undergraduate Research Opportunities Project Scholarship (UROP)
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS**
**NO POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME; POSITIONS WILL BE POSTED HERE WHEN AVAILABLE**
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry with a Focus on Chemistry Education Research.