Publications

Scott, P. & Pentecost, T.C. (2013). From verification to guided inquiry: What happens when a chemistry laboratory curriculum changes. Journal of College Science Teaching, 42(3), 82-88.

 

Putti, A. (October 2012). All things being equal, The Science Teacher, 79(7), 58-63.

 

Bridle, C.A., & Yezierski, E. J. (2012). Evidence for the effectiveness of inquiry-based, particulate-level instruction on conceptions of the particulate nature of matter, Journal of Chemical Education, 89(2), 192-198. DOI: 10.1021/ed100735u.

 

Cullen, D.M & Pentecost, T.C. (2011). A model approach to the electrochemical cell: An inquiry activity. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(11), 1562-1564. doi: 10.1021/ed101146u.

 

Putti, A. (2011). JCE Classroom Activity #109: My Acid Can Beat Up Your Acid!, Journal of Chemical Education, DOI: 10.1021/ed100849b.

 

Herrington, D. & Scott, P. (April/May 2011). Get in the Game with Team Density, The Science Teacher, 78(4), 58-61.

 

Putti, A. (2011). Student attitudes and beliefs on using the Science Writing Heuristic in an AP chemistry class. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(4), 516-521.

Johnson, D., Larsen, P., Fluellen, J., Furton, D., & Schaertel, S. (2008). A modular Raman spectrometer for solids. Chemical Educator, 13, pp. 82-86.

 

Graduate Student Research Presentations

Kennedy, L., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D., Target Inquiry: Teacher professional development impacts on classroom practices and teacher beliefs about inquiry instruction. Presentation at 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6-10, 2008.

Kennedy, L., Yezierski, E., & Herrington, D. Whose science is it anyway? Models of science according to chemistry students, faculty, and teachers. Poster presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 26, 2007. 

 

Teacher Presentations

Yezierski, E., Herrington, D., Schoenborn, R., & Kong, S. "Inquiry Chemistry With Everyday Materials" Invited Teacher Workship in Sewickley, PA sponsored by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, March 29, 2014.

West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, November 16, 2013:

  • Olson, T. & Snyder, E. "A Longitudinal Stream Health Study of Pine Creek in western Ottawa County, MI"
  • Shady, J., Kulesza, A.A., Visser, B., Boyden, A.C., & Biros, S.M. "Synthesis of New Compounds For Sensitizing Lanthanide Luminescence"
  • Rieger, K., Haas, D., & Taylor, M. "An Vivo study of the Effects of Long Chain Fatty Acids on Neurogenesis"
  • Combs. E., Shulz, V., & Miranti, C. "How Do Cancer Cells Communicate with their Environment?"
  • Colley, N., Kane, W., Toogood, J., & Greer, G. "Niche and Neutrality of Vascular Epiphytes at Mid-Elevation in Puerto Rico"
  • Lutz, J., Staman, S., & Rediske, R. "In-Country Prototype Biosand Filters"
  • Meyer, A., Biddanda, B. "Climate Change, Lake Ecosystem Dynamics and Lesson Plan"
  • Richison, J., Jaquot, J., & Keenlance, P. "Impacts of Savannah Restoration on Small Mammal Density and Diversity in West Michigan"
  • Stevens, B.S. & Colgan, P.M. "Radiocarbon and sediment evidence for the Nipissing Transgression (~7000 to 6000 years ago) at Hemlock Crossing County Park, Michigan"
  • Sylvester, K. & Thum, R. "eDNA Detection of an Invasive Aquatic Plant Species"
  • Woods, J., Waller, J.C., Janetski, D.J., Ruetz III, C.R., & McNair, J.N. "Settling rates of stream invertebrates"
  • Postema, D. & Mattox, S. "Using Pillow Lava Erratics to Investigate Glacial Pathways in Michigan"
  • Weber, S., Swanson, H.C., Powers, R.A., & Wallar, B.J. "Initial Characterization of a Catalytic Amino Acid in the Extended-Spectrum Class C -lactamase, ADC-7"

Putti, A., Cullen, D., Slater, A., Mason, M., Schoenborn, R., Ragan, D., LeaTrea, M., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. "Engage your students in scientific practices with Target Inquiry activities, developed and tested by teachers" Invited presentation at the 246th American Chemical Society High School Day, Indianapolis, IN, September 8, 2013.

Putti, A. & Yezierski, E. "Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Oh My! Particulate Level Inquiry Activities" Invited Teacher Workshop in Sewickley, PA sponsored by the Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh, April 27, 2013.

Bridle, C. "Introducing Inquiry Into Your Science Class" Invited Teacher Workshop, 2013 PittCon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 16, 2013.

Cullen, D. & Putti, A. "Teaching Advanced Chemistry Topics Through Inquiry" Invited Teacher Workshop, 2013 PittCon Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 16, 2013.

Slater, A. & Herrington, D.G. "Red Alert! A Guided Inquiry Chemistry Lab" 2012 Fall Science Update, Grand Valley State University, November 14, 2012.

2012 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Penn State, PA, July 29 - August 2, 2012: 

Putti, A. “All Things Being Equal: A Particulate level Study of Equilibrium.” 2010 Regional Math and Science Center Fall Science Update Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, November 17, 2010.

Bridle, C. & Eizenga, D. “Thinking Small: An Inquiry-Based Curriculum for Particulate-level Chemistry ” 2010 Regional Math and Science Center Fall Science Update Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, November 17, 2010.

LeaTrea, M, Rediske, R.R., & O’Keefe, J. “Development of a Derivatization Technique for Anatoxin-A in Recreational Water.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Ryan, S. & Schaertel, S. “Use of a Modular Raman Spectrometer for Detection of a Peptide Nitration and Analysis of Ice Samples.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, , Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Schoenborn, R. & Lawrence, C. “using Dynamic simulations of Water to Determine the Condensation Coefficient.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, , Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Thompson, L., Schaertel, S., & Biros, S. “The Development of a Supramolecular Chemistry and molecular Recognition Laboratory Experiment for Upper-Level Chemistry Majors.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, , Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Cusick, J. & McBane, G.“Ab Initio Study of Quenching of Excited Triplet States of O2 in Collisions with Neon.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, , Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Ragan, D., Lantz, A.W., & Karpen, M.E. “Using Cyclodextreins to Bind Organic Pesticides: A Computational Study.” West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference, , Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, October, 30, 2010.

Bridle, C. “Guided inquiry for establishing particulate, symbolic and macroscopic understandings of physical and chemical changes.”  Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Mason, M. “What the fizz?” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

O'Malley, J. “Particulate models: Improving understanding of bonding.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Cullen, D. “Electrochemical cell model: A guided inquiry laboratory.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Slater, A. “May the force be with you: A guided inquiry lab.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Eizenga, D. “The world in a box: Developing a particulate view of matter.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Mandrick, J.D. “Mole money.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Bridle: C. “Using guided inquiry, particulate-level instruction to strengthen students' conceptual understanding of chemistry.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Eizenga, D. “Changing phase change misconceptions through inquiry activities.” Talk presented at the 21st Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, TX, Aug. 1-5, 2010.

Slater, A., Herrington, D., & Yezierski, E. Target Inquiry: Quality High School Chemistry Inquiry Activities. Presentation at GVSU Regional Math and Science Center Fall Science Update, Grand Rapids, MI, November 18, 2009.

Putti, A. “My Acid Can Beat Up Your Acid: A Particulate Level Activity on Acid Dissociation.” Talk presented at the 238th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 16-20, 2009.

Toman, S. ”Balancing Equations via Inquiry: Building Conceptual Understanding.” Talk presented at the 238th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 16-20, 2009.

Johnson, D.Using a Guided-Inquiry Lab to Engage and Create Student Understanding of Oxidation States. Talk presented at the 238th National American Chemical Society Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 16-20, 2009.

Putti, A. & Toman, S. "Target Inquiry: Improving High School Chemistry." Invited talk and workshop presented at No Question Left Behind: Bringing Guided-Inquiry Curricula into Science and Mathematics Classrooms Conference. Schoodic Education and Research Center, University of MaineJune 22 – 23, 2009.  

Cullen, D.M. & Leonard, D. “Exploring the Binding of Anthraquinones, Boronic Acids and a Carbapenem to the Class D -Lactamase OXA-24 and the Class A -Lactamase SHV-1.” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Bridle, C., Smart, R., Schroeder, W., & Morgan, R. “Antibacterial Properties of a Telomerase Inhibitor” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Eizenga, D.R. & Hart, M.E. “Synthesis and Evaluations of Potential T1AM Analogs” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

O’Malley, J., Wallar, B.J., Benson, B.E., & Alberts, A.S.  “The Role of the DID and DAD in the Regulation of the Cytoskeleton” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Mandrick, J.D., Kovacs, D., & Hanks, A. “Catalytic Reduction of Four Carbon Polyols in Water with a 5% Ruthenium Carbon Complex” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Slater, A.L. & Powers, R.”Kinetic and X-Ray Crystal Structure Analysis of Boronic Acids as Inhibitors of AmpC Beta-Lactamase” Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Mason, M., Matchett, S.A., Wood, D., Duran, D., & Meyers, A. “Synthetic Progress Toward a Series of p-Substituted Phenyl Vinyl Ether Complexes of CpFe(CO)2+. Progress Toward a Systematic Study of the Relationship Between Metal-Olefin Bond Asymmetry and Reactivity. Poster presented at the 38th Great Lakes Regional Meeting, American Chemical Society, Lincolnshire, IL, May 13-16, 2009.

Scott, P., Lantz, A., Delamarre, M., & Harris, J. “Estimation of Pesticide-Cyclodextrin Association Constants by Affinity Capillary Electrophoresis.” Poster presented at PittConn, Chicago, IL, March 18-19, 2009.

Putti, A. & Toman, S., Teacher-Inquiry Activities That Build Particulate-Level Understanding of Chemistry Concepts.  Workshop facilitated at the 56th Annual Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference, Detroit, MI, March 5-7, 2009.

Johnson, D. Using a guided-inquiry lab to engage and create student understanding of oxidation states. Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Brethauer, B. “Teaching the Concept of Density Using Inquiry Based Learning.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Putti, A. “Kinetic Molecular Theory: A Particulate Study.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Putti, A. “Using the Science Writing Heuristic in a High School AP Chemistry Class.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Toman, S. “Inquiry Activity for Balancing Equations.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Toman, S. “Inquiry Based Textbook Instruction.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Conkel, K. “Study Skills for Success in a High School Chemistry Class.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Larsen, P. “This Lab is Chaos, A GVSU Target Inquiry lab activity.” Talk presented at the 20th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana July 27-31, 2008.

Putti, A., Toman, S., & Johnson, D.High school chemistry labs to meet the new HSCEs.” Talk presented at the 55th Annual Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference, Lansing, MI, March 6-8, 2008.

Putti, A., Toman, S., Brethauer, B., & Yezierski, E., Teacher-Developed/Tested Inquiry-Based Materials for High School Chemistry. Presentation at the Fall Science Update Seminar, Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU, November 28, 2007.

Ludeman, G., Larsen, P. & Herrington, D. “More Teacher-Developed/Tested Inquiry-Based Materials for High School ChemistryPresentation at the Fall Science Update Seminar, Regional Math and Science Center, GVSU, November 28, 2007.

Schaertel, S., Johnson, D., & Larsen, P., “An Inexpensive Modular Raman Spectrometer for Solids,” Poster presented at the 233rd National American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 25-29, 2007. 

Schaertel, S., McBane, G., & Brethauer, B.,Improvements in a tunable diode laser spectrometer to measure 13C/12C isotope ratios in carbon dioxide,”  Poster presented at the 233rd National American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 25-29, 2007.

Matchett, S. & Putti, A..  Controlling the metal to olefin bond symmetry by ligand substitution at the metal center.  Poster presented at the 233rd National American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 25-29, 2007.

Conkel, K., LeRoux, B., Murrel, Br., Schultz, A., & Smart, R. *, THE SYNTHESIS OF POLYBENZOXAZOLE FOAM,  Poster presented at the 223rd National ACS Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2007.

Ludeman, G. & Kovacs, D.  Investigation into the Mechanism of 1,2-cyclohexane diol Conversion on Metal Catalysts.  Poster presented at the 233rd National ACS Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29,  2007.

Munster,  S. & Karpen, M., "What Role does DAD's Basic Region play in mDia's Auto-inhibition Mechanism? A Computational Study", Poster presented at the 233rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007.

Toman, S. & Leonard, D., "Determining the affinity of Cibacron Blue 3 GA and 3-aminophenylboronic acid for the two lactamases OXA-1 and TEM-1," poster presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007. 

Ewald, T. & Winchester, W., “Inquiry-Based Teaching: Lessons Learned in the Laboratory.” Poster presented at the 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 25-29, 2007. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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