The undergraduate laboratory provides a space where students apply knowledge from their lecture courses and develop the hands-on skills necessary for them to be successful in a variety of future careers in STEM. To better engage students and support their learning in the laboratory environment, Dr. Howitz conducts chemical education research using quantitative and qualitative methods with four main areas of focus:
Implementation of specifications grading systems.
Development of inquiry-driven laboratory experiments.
Design of novel pedagogical tools.
Enhancement of TA training and professional development.
PhD: Chemistry, University of California, Irvine (UCI), 2020