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School of Education faculty present at national conference

Several faculty from the School of Education recently attended the annual International Conference of the National Association for Research on Science Teaching. They were selected to make oral and poster presentations.

Marie Desaulniers Miller, graduate student; Lisa M. Montplaisir, assistant professor of biological sciences; and Gerald L. Ketterling, assistant professor in the School of Education, presented “Nature of Science: A Look into Biology Undergraduate Knowledge.”

Erika G. Offerdahl, assistant professor of chemistry and molecular biology, presented “Exploring Changes in University Instructor Thinking: Influence on Contextual Factors Within a Departmental Teaching Culture.” She also presented a poster titled “The Complex Nature of Student Reading Questions in a Large-Lecture Biochemistry Course.”

Nathan Wood, assistant professor in the School of Education, presented “A Report of the Ways in Which High School Chemistry Students Attempt to Represent a Chemical Reaction at the Atomic and Molecular Level.” Wood gave the presentation with Anne L. Kern from the University of Idaho and Gillian Roehrig from the University of Minnesota.

Anita Welch, assistant professor in the School of Education, presented the poster “Blood, Sweat, and Gears: How the FIRST Robotics Competition Effects Attitudes Toward Science.”


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