Welcome to the Holme Research Group

The researchers in our group carry out work in Chemistry Education Research.

Chemistry Education Research

The primary focus of our Chemistry Education Research (CER) group is in understanding how to better measure student learning in chemistry courses. Once we are able to understand the limitations on the measurements we make, we can use data from various situations (including national datasets from the ACS Exams Institute) to determine patterns in student learning, for example, or how various interventions influence student learning. Click on the 'Research' link above to learn more.

Holme summer picnic, July 2020

Holme summer picnic, July 2020


Group News

(July 2020) Congratulations to Jiwoo for successfully defending her PhD thesis. Way to go Jiwoo!

(June 2020) Welcome to Morgan joining the group and making her way to Ames from Texas.

(May 2020) Congratulations and welcome to Emily, on completing her Masters in analytical chemistry and joining the group.

(May 2020) Congratulations and welcome to Annabelle, on completing her Masters in theoretical chemistry and joining the group.

(February 2020) Tom was quoted several times in the Chemical & Engineering News Cover article on Systems Thinking in Chemistry Education

(January 2020) Tom officially begins his duties as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Chemical Education

(July 2019) Welcome to Jason Thon, a new graduate student in the group.

(May 2019) Congratulations to Jiwoo for passing her preliminary exam and advancing to candidacy.

(April 2019) Congratulations to Jack for passing his preliminary exam and advancing to candidacy.

(March 2018) Welcome to Prof. Glen Loppnow from the University of Alberta, visiting our group while on a sabbatical style leave.

(February 2018) Welcome to Jiwoo An, a new graduate student in the group.

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