Welcome to the Cooper Research Group
3/16/2017 Dr. Cooper was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
2/10/2017 Justin, Ryan, Katie, Chris, Oscar, Olivia, Keenan, Delaney, and Robby presented posters at the CREATE for STEM mini conference.
1/11/2017 Congratulations to Dr. Justin Carmel on his new position of Assistant Professor at Florida International University.
12/7/2016 Dr. Cooper was awarded an honorary doctorate in science by the University of South Florida during their winter commemncement.
11/1/2016 Dr. Ryan Stowe has joined the Cooper Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher. He obtained his Ph.D. from Scripps Research Institute, where his advisor was Prof. William Roush.
7/31/2016 - 8/4/2016 Melanie, Justin, Katie, Chris, Oscar, Olivia, and Keenan attended the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.
10/15/2015 Dr. Cooper and Dr. Underwood are part of the AAU team at MSU that has recently published in Science.
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.
7/6/2015 Congratulations to Dr. Sonia Underwood on her new position of Assistant Professor at Florida International University.
5/30/2015 Sonia, Hovig, Katie, Chris, and Oscar presented talks at the ACS Joint Great Lakes / Central Regional Meeting in Grand Rapids, MI.
4/16/2015 Dr. Melanie Cooper was awarded the 2015 Michigan State University AT&T Faculty-Staff Instructional Technology Award for Best Technology Enhancement
2/25/2015 Sonia, Katie, Chris, Oscar, and Keenan presented posters at the CREATE for STEM mini conference.
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.
2/20/2014 Jana, Sonia, Nicole, Leah, and Katie presented posters at the CREATE for STEM mini conference.
2/3/2014 Congratulations to Dr. Nicole Becker on her new position of Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.
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.
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.
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.