The Liu Lab also does discipline-based educational research! I am constantly experimenting with pedagogy, adapting and adopting practices published by educational researchers, and assessing the results. In the past, I developed an antimicrobial peptide-synthesis lab for Organic Chemistry.
Some current projects include:
- Assessing how students learn to engage with primary scientific literature
- Evaluating self-assessed learning gains in biochemistry
- Improving molecular visualization skills through AR (the PI of this project is Prof. Rou-Jia Sung)
- Interventions that can increase equity and inclusion
If you’re generally interested in education (particularly STEM education), check out these resources: