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8/12/2015 Dr. Melanie Cooper presented the keynote address in the Research and Practice session on Open Innovation for Enlightening Chemistry Education at the 2015 IUPAC conference in Bexco, Buson, Korea.


7/20/2015 Dr. Justin Carmel has joined the Cooper Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher. He obtained his Ph.D. from Miami University, where his advisor was Dr. Ellen Yezierski.


7/20/2015 Congratulations to Dr. Leah Williams on the succesful defense of her dissertation.


7/6/2015 Congratulations to Leah Williams on her new position of Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.



5/30/2015 Sonia, Hovig, Katie, Chris, and Oscar presented talks at the ACS Joint Great Lakes / Central Regional Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI.




10/11/2014 Katie Kohn won a poster award in the Graduate Division of the Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSURChem)


8/1/2014 - 8/7/2014 Melanie, Sonia, Nicole, Hovig, Leah, Katie, Chris, Oscar, and Keenan attended and presented talks at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.


3/19/2014 Dr. Melanie Cooper accepts the Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching and Learning of Chemistry at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX.




11/15/2013 Dr. Melanie Cooper accepted the James Flack Norris award for Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Chemistry.


9/9/2013 Dr. Melanie Cooper was awarded the 2014 American Chemical Society Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry sponsored by Pearson Education. The award will be presented at the Spring 2014 ACS Meeting in Dallas, TX.


7/26/2013 Leah Corley presented a poster at the 2013 CER Graduate student conference at Miami University in Oxford, OH.


6/23/13 Melanie Cooper was recently featured in an article highlighting a current project funded by the Association of American Universities (AAU) to improve STEM education at Michigan State University.


6/22/13 Melanie was awarded the 2013 James Flack Norris Award for Outstanding Achievement in the teaching of chemistry.


6/6/13 Melanie, Nicole, Sonia, and Leah attended the 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI.

Leah and Nicole at the 2013 Gordon Research 
                                Conference on Chemistry Education Research and Practice at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI

5/6/13 Nicole and Sonia presented a poster at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) day on Capitol Hill and described the Cooper Group’s work to many interested members of Congress and their staff.

Nicole and Sonia presented a 
                                poster at the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) day on Capitol Hill and described the Cooper Group’s work to many interested members of Congress and their staff.

5/7/13 Melanie gave the keynote address at the CREATE for STEM Institute MiniConference 2013 several group members presented posters of their current research.


4/7/13 Nicole and Melanie presented a talk at the Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans, LA.


4/6/13 Leah and Sonia presented a talk at the 2013 National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.


3/22/13 Melanie was installed as Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of chemistry at an investiture ceremony in the MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing arts.

Melanie being installed as Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of chemistry at an investiture 
                                ceremony in the MSU’s Wharton Center for the Performing arts
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