The research in my laboratory is based on the synthesis and investigation of polyhedral borane anions. In particular, we are interested in the potential application of this class of compounds to boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT), a binary cancer therapy proposed for the treatment of brain tumors and metastatic melanoma.
Our research group uses qualitative and quantitative methodologies to explore learning in undergraduate general chemistry courses and high school chemistry classrooms. Some of the common methods we use are: surveys, interviews, focus groups, and eye tracking. The overarching focus of our research is on student understanding and assessment.
We are particularly focused on:
Assessing conceptual knowledge and utilization of representations
Impact of curricular choices and student study habits on student understanding