Curriculum Vitae

Papi IUPAC 2017

Curriculum Vitae

SANTIAGO SANDI-URENA, Ph.D.

Guillermo.SandiUrena@ucr.ac.cr

santiago.s.urena@gmail.com

http://www.santiagosandi-urena.com 

RELEVANT EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Chemistry with emphasis in Chemical Education, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, August, 2008. “Design and Validation of a Multimethod Assessment of Metacognition and Study of the Effectiveness of Metacognitive Interventions”, doctoral mentor: Professor Melanie M. Cooper.

Diverse graduate level courses in Education, Department of Natural Sciences, National Distance University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, February, 2003 – May, 2005.

Diverse courses in Social Sciences and Communication, School of Communication, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, February, 1996 – December, 1997.

M.Sc. in Chemistry with emphasis in Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, August, 1992. “Iron and Cobalt Complexes of Binucleating Robson-Type Macroligands”, graduate mentor: Dr. Edith Parsons

B.S., School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica, July, 1989.


RELEVANT RESEARCH AND TEACHING POSITIONS

Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, October, 2015 – present.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, August, 2009 – June, 2015.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Melanie M. Cooper Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, August, 2008 – June, 2009.

Instructor, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, S.C. August, 2008 – May, 2009.

Teacher, Physical Science, Fort Dorchester High School, Dorchester County, S.C., September, 2003 – May, 2004. South Carolina State Board of Education, Chemistry Educator Certificate, 2003-2006.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The College of St. Catherine, Saint Paul, MN, September, 1999 – August, 2000.


SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, this annual departmental recognition is based on undergraduate student evaluations of instruction, February, 2013.

Faculty International Travel Grant, University of South Florida, this selective grant was awarded to attend the 22nd International Conference on Chemistry Education and 11th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Rome, Italy, 15-20 July 2012 and the 4th EuroVariety in Chemistry Education Conference, Bremen, Germany, September 1-2, 2011.

Scientific Committee Member, 10th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Krakow, Poland, July 4-7, 2010

International Travel Award, Division of Chemical Education of the American Chemical Society; this award is presented annually to one member of the Division to support their participation in international conferences. July 2010.

Travel Scholarship, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS); this scholarship is presented to students and post-docs to attend SACNAS National Conference and present their research, Salt Lake City, UT, October 9-12, 2008.

Gordon Research Conferences Grant, this grant is given to selected applicants for their participation in the Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Conference, Bates College, Maine, June, 2007.


PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES (Available for download is a separate page)

* indicates graduate student, # indicates undergraduate student

#Brittain, B., #Gower, M., and Sandi-Urena, S., manuscript in preparation, Use of Multiple Discoveries in Chemistry Education.

Sandi-Urena, S., Fernández Solano, B., manuscript in preparation, Use of interactive strategies to promote attention, interest, and generation of explanations in large enrolment General Chemistry courses.

Sandi-Urena, S., (2018), Phenomenological Approaches to Study Learning in the Tertiary Level Chemistry Laboratory, Química Nova, dx.doi.org/10.21577/0100-4042.20170176

#Chopra, I., #Pancho, R., #O’Connor, J. *Matthew Chrzanowski, and Sandi-Urena, S., (2017), Reform in a General Chemistry Laboratory: How do students experience change in the instructional approach? Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 18(1), 113-126.

*Villalta-Cerdas, A., and Sandi-Urena, S., (2016), Assessment of self-explaining effect in a large enrolment General Chemistry course, Educación Química, 27(2), 115-125.

*Villalta-Cerdas, A., #McKeny, P., *Gatlin, T. A., and Sandi-Urena, S., (2015), Evaluation of instruction: Students’ patterns of use and contribution to RateMyProfessors.com, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(2), 181-198.

*Villalta-Cerdas, A., and Sandi-Urena, S., (2014), Self-explaining effect in general chemistry instruction: Eliciting overt categorical behaviours by design, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 15(4), 530-540.

*Gatlin, T. A. and Sandi-Urena, S., (2013), Factors Contributing to the Development of Graduate Teaching Assistant Self-Image, Journal of Chemical Education, 9(10), 1303-1309.

*Villalta-Cerdas, A. and Sandi-Urena, S., (2013), Self-Explaining and its Use in College Chemistry Instruction, Educación Química, 24(4), 141-148.

*Gatlin, T.A. and Sandi-Urena, S., (2012), Experimental Chemistry Teaching: Understanding Teaching Assistants’ Experience in the Academic Laboratory, invited paper for the Emergent Topics in Chemistry Education series, Educación Química, 23(E1), 141-148.

#Bergin, A., #Sharp, K., #Gower, A., *Gatlin, T. A., *Villalta-Cerdas, A. and Sandi-Urena, S., (2013), Use of RateMyProfessors.com as a Supplemental Tool for the Assessment of General Chemistry Instruction, Journal of Chemical Education, 90(3), 289-295.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M. and Stevens, R., (2012), Effect of Cooperative Problem Based Lab Instruction on Metacognition and Problem Solving Skills, Journal of Chemical Education, 89(6), 700-706.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M. and Stevens, R., (2012), Evaluación y Desarrollo de la Metacognición en la Instrucción de Laboratorio de Química Universitaria (Development and Assessment of Metacognition in College Chemistry Laboratory Instruction), Proceedings from the II International Congress on Educational Research, Costa Rica.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M., *Gatlin, T. A. and Bhattacharyya, G., (2011), Students’ experience in a general chemistry cooperative problem based laboratory, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 12(4), 434-442.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M. and *Gatlin, T. A., (2011), Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Epistemological and Metacognitive Development, Chemical Education Research and Practice, 12(1), 92-100.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Cooper, M. M., (2011), Enhancement of Metacognition Use and Awareness by Means of a Collaborative Metacognitive Intervention, International Journal of Science Education, 33(3), 323-340.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Cooper, M. M., (2010), Evaluación y Desarrollo de la Metacognición en Enseñanza de la Química (Assessment and Development of Metacognition in Chemistry Education), Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad de Costa Rica, 26(1, 2), 47-57.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Cooper, M. M., (2009), Design and Validation of an Inventory to Assess Metacognitive Skillfulness in Chemistry Problem Solving, Journal of Chemical Education, 86(2), 240-245.

Cooper, M. M., *Sandi-Urena, S. and Stevens, R., (2008), Reliable Multi Method Assessment of Metacognitive Use in Chemistry Problem Solving, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 9(1), 18-24.

Sandi-Urena, S., (1998), Aspectos Generales de la Espectroscopía de Emisión por Plasma Acoplado Inducido, ICP-OES (General Aspects of Induced Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy Technique, ICP-OES), Ingeniería y Ciencia Química, 18, 35-39.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Parsons, E. J., (1994), Diferric Tris(carboxylato) Complexes of Binucleating Schiff Base Ligands, Inorganic Chemistry, 33(2), 302-305.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Parsons, E. J., (1993), Mono- versus Dinuclear Cobalt Complexes of a Binucleating Schiff Base Ligand, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 214(1-2), 177-180.


BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Sandi-Urena, S.,  Romero, R., and Leitón-Chacón, J.,  (2018), Chemical Education Research as an emergent field of work in Costa Rica in International and Multicultural Chemistry Education Perspectives, Charles Cox & Wendy Schatz Editors, ACS Publications, Washington, DC, USA.

Sandi-Urena, S. and Chrzanowski, M., (2016), Learning in the Tertiary Level Chemistry Laboratory: What we have learnt from Phenomenology Research in Science Education Research and Practical Work, Ingo Eilks, Silvija Markic, and Bernd Ralle Editors, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany.

Cooper, M. M., and Sandi-Urena, S., (2013), Twenty Years of Learning in the Cooperative General Chemistry Laboratory in Trajectories of Chemistry Education Innovation, Thomas Holmes Editor, ACS Symposium Series Books.

Sandi-Urena, S., Gatlin, T., Villalta-Cerdas, A., and Lykourinou, V. (2013), Authentic Chemistry Experiments, ACE-Labs, General Chemistry 1 and 2 Student Manuals, University of South Florida.

Sandi-Urena, S., Gatlin, T., Villalta-Cerdas, A., and Lykourinou, V. (2013), Authentic Chemistry Experiments, ACE-Labs, General Chemistry 1 and 2 Instructor Manuals, University of South Florida.

Sandi-Urena, S., Cooper, M. M. and Stevens, R., (2013), Evaluación y Desarrollo de la Metacognición en la Instrucción de Laboratorio de Química Universitaria, in Investigación, Reflexión y Acción de la Realidad Socio-Educativa a Principios del Siglo XXI, María Díaz Madrigal, Editor, Education Research Institute, University of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica.

Sandi-Urena, S., Vargas-Calvo, C. E. and Mena-Rivas, R., (2004), Ciencias, 8vo Año: Química (Science, 8th Grade: Chemistry), San José, Costa Rica: Santillana Editorial.


SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

INVITED (since 2009)

  1. Keynote talk: Learning in the tertiary level chemistry laboratory: What we have learnt from phenomenological research, 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, São Paulo, Brazil, July 11th, 2017. 
  2. “From Educational Research to Classroom Practice”, 1st Symposium on Learning in Engineering, Invited Panelist, National Technical University, Alajuela, Costa Rica, October 6th, 2016.
  3. “Learning in the tertiary level chemistry laboratory: What we have learnt from phenomenology research”, 23rd Symposium on Chemistry and Science Education, Technische Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, May 26-28, 2016.
  4. “Learning in the General Chemistry laboratory”, Latin American Chemistry Congress CLAQ 2016, Concepcion, Chile, January 19-22, 2016.
  5. “Research on learning in the academic laboratory in tertiary education”, 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Busan, South Korea, August 9-15, 2015.
  6. “Research on self-explaining in college sciences and its use in general chemistry courses”, Department of Chemistry, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia, Costa Rica, April 4, 2014.
  7. “Questions, answers, and explanations in chemistry education”, Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, March 28, 2014.
  8. “Catalyzing research on learning in the general chemistry laboratory”, Symposium in Honor of Dr. M. M. Cooper ACS Award for Achievement in Research on Teaching and Learning in Chemistry, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  9. “Self-explaining in large enrollment general chemistry instruction”, Gordon Research Conference: Chemical Education Research and Practice, Newport, Rhode Island, June 9-14, 2013.
  10. “Research on self-explaining in college sciences and its use in general chemistry courses”, Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, November 31, 2012.
  11. “Effectiveness of instructional activities in promoting self-explaining in general chemistry courses”, Latin American Chemistry Congress (CLAQ), Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, October 27-31, 2012.
  12. “Laboratory Instruction in Chemical Education: Research and Practice”, VI Meeting of the Colombian Chemistry Professional Council, Bogota, October 4-5, 2012.
  13. “Design of Learning Experiences in College Chemistry”, ‘Talentos’ Graduate Program, Universidad del Valle Cali, Colombia, tele-conference, May 28, 2011 (Spanish)
  14. “Understanding Learning in the General Chemistry Laboratory to Facilitate Enhancement of Instruction”, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, April 21, 2011.
  15. “Metacognition and Problem Solving Skills Development in the Academic Chemistry Laboratory”, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 18, 2011.
  16. “Higher Education from the Disciplinary Perspective: Assessment and Development of Metacognition in College Chemistry”, Graduate Studies System, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica, April 6, 2011 (Spanish)
  17. “Assessment and Development of Metacognitive Skills in Science Education”, MADEMS Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, December 6, 2010 (Spanish)
  18. “Virtualization of College Education from the Perspective of Chemical Education Research”, IV Meeting for the Analysis of Chemistry Education in Colombia, Chemistry Professional Council of Colombia, XXIX Latin American Chemistry Congress, Cartagena, Colombia, September 28, 2010 (Spanish)
  19. “Mixed-methods Study of the Impact of Cooperative, Problem-Based Laboratory Instruction on Metacognition Use and Chemistry Problem Solving Skills”, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, 10th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Krakow, Poland, July 4-7, 2010.
  20. “From International Grad Student to Assistant Professor: Opportunities and Challenges”, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Clemson Chapter, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, November 6, 2009.
  21. “Effect of Cooperative Problem Based Laboratory Instruction on Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Development as Scientists”, Chemical Education Research Symposium, 61st South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21-24, 2009.
  22. “Mixed Methods Evidence of the Impact of Cooperative, Problem Based Laboratory Instruction on Metacognition Use and Chemistry Problem Solving Skills”, Department of Engineering and Science Education Seminar Series, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, March 6, 2009.

CONTRIBUTED (since 2006, * indicates undergrad, # indicates grad student, presenter underlined)

  1. “Qualitative analysis of student perception of interactive strategies to promote attention, interest, and self-explaining in large enrollment General Chemistry courses”, S. Sandi-Urena, 4th Latin American Congress on Research in Didactics of Experimental Sciences, January 24-26, 2018.
  2. “Implementation of Green Chemistry in first year chemistry majors’ introductory laboratory courses”, *A. Silva, S. Sandi-Urena, 4th Latin American Congress on Research in Didactics of Experimental Sciences, January 24-26, 2018.
  3. “Characterization of use and conceptualization of Lewis structures by novices and experts at the University of Costa Rica”, *D. Jinesta Chavez, *G. Loría Cambronero, S. Sandi-Urena, 4th Latin American Congress on Research in Didactics of Experimental Sciences, January 24-26, 2018.
  4. “Use of interactive strategies to promote attention, interest, and self-explaining in a large enrolment General Chemistry course”, S. Sandi-Urena, 8th International Chemical Education Meeting (VIII Jornadas Internacionales de Enseñanza de la Química Universitaria, Superior, Secundaria y Técnica), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Octubre 24-27, 2017.
  5. “Approaches to improve chemistry education: two case studies in Costa Rica”, S. Sandi-Urena, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2-6, 2017.
  6. “Analysis of diverse and independent laboratory learning environments using Langer’s Mindfulness Theory”, S. Sandi-Urena, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2-6, 2017.
  7. “Learning in the tertiary level chemistry laboratory: findings from phenomenology research”, S. Sandi-Urena, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2-6, 2017.
  8. “Use of in-class, interactive strategies to promote attention, interest, and generation of explanations in a large enrollment chemistry course at the University of Costa Rica”, S. Sandi-Urena, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2-6, 2017.
  9. “Research on Learning in the Academic Laboratory in Tertiary Education”, 13th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, ECRICE, Barcelona, Spain, September 7-11, 2016.
  10. “Reform in General Chemistry laboratory instruction”, #M. Chrzanowski, S. Sandi-Urena, 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Busan, South Korea, August 9-15, 2015.
  11. “Attribution of the Boyle-Mariotte Gas Law Discovery: a case study of Multiple Discoveries in chemistry education”, *B. Brittain, *M. Gower, S. Sandi-Urena, 13th Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 11, 2015. April 9, 2015.
  12. “History of Chemistry in chemical education: Social and chemical catalysts in the Multiple Discovery of hormone herbicides”, *M. Gower, *B. Brittain, S. Sandi-Urena, 13th Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 11, 2015.
  13. “Reform in General Chemistry Laboratory instruction: How do students experience change?”, *I. Chopra, *J. O’Connor, *R. Pancho, #M. Chrzanowski, S. Sandi-Urena, 13th Raymond N. Castle Student Research Conference, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 11, 2015.
  14. “Attribution of the Boyle-Mariotte Gas Law Discovery: a case study of Multiple Discoveries in chemistry education”, *B. Brittain, *M. Gower, S. Sandi-Urena, Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 9, 2015.
  15. “History of Chemistry in chemical education: Social and chemical catalysts in the Multiple Discovery of hormone herbicides”, *M. Gower, *B. Brittain, S. Sandi-Urena, Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 9, 2015.
  16. “Reform in General Chemistry Laboratory instruction: How do students experience change?”, *I. Chopra, *J. O’Connor, *R. Pancho, #M. Chrzanowski, S. Sandi-Urena, Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA, April 9, 2015.
  17. “Reform in General Chemistry Laboratory instruction: How do students experience change?”, #M. Chrzanowski, *I. Chopra, *J. O’Connor, *R. Pancho, S. Sandi-Urena, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 22-26, 2015.
  18. “General Chemistry study habits and instructional practices across borders”, S. Sandi-Urena, J. Leitón Chacón, *L. Pettygrove, *M. Sestilio, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 22-26, 2015.
  19. “Graduate teaching assistants’ potential benefits and professional development associated with teaching general chemistry laboratories”, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 22-26, 2015.
  20. “Current research on learning in the chemistry college laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, March 22-26, 2015.
  21. “Catalyzing research on learning in the general chemistry laboratory” S. Sandi-Urena, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, #Todd A. Gatlin, International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  22. “Integration of cooperative, project-based, authentic experiences in the General Chemistry Laboratory program”, S. Sandi-Urena, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, V. Lykourinou, International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  23. “Study habits and instructional practices across borders: Where, how and when do students in different countries learn general chemistry?”, S. Sandi-Urena, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, *M. Sestilio, *L. Pettygrove, J. Leitón-Chacón, International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.
  24. “Study habits and instructional practices across borders: Where, how and when do students in different countries learn general chemistry?”, *L. Pettygrove, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, *M. Sestilio, J. Leitón-Chacón, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 10, 2014, undergraduate poster session.
  25. “Integration of cooperative, project-based, authentic experiences in the General Chemistry Laboratory program”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  26. “Current state of research on chemistry learning in the college laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  27. “Study habits and instructional practices across borders: Where, how and when do students in different countries learn general chemistry?”, S. Sandi-Urena, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, *M. Sestilio, *L. Pettygrove, J. Leitón-Chacón, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  28. “Conceptual understanding and self-explaining in General Chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, TX, USA, March 16-20, 2014.
  29. “Use of problem-solving to elicit self-explaining in General Chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, SERMACS, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-16, 2013.
  30. “Use of RateMyProfessors.com as a supplemental tool for the assessment of General Chemistry instruction”, *P. McKeny, *A. Bergin, *K. Sharp, *A. Gower, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, #T. A Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, SERMACS, Atlanta, Georgia, November 12-16, 2013.
  31. “Use of problem-solving to elicit self-explaining in General Chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 3rd Chemical Education Research Graduate Student Conference, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, July 26-28, 2013, poster session.
  32. “Use of problem-solving to elicit self-explaining in General Chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, Gordon Research Conference: Chemical Education Research and Practice, Newport, Rhode Island, June 9-14, 2013, poster session.
  33. “Participation of foreign-educated faculty in undergraduate chemistry education”, *M. Sestilio, #T. A. Gatlin, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 11, 2013, undergraduate poster session.
  34. “Ratemyprofessors.com: General chemistry students’ contribution and use patterns”, *P. McKeny, #T. A. Gatlin, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 11, 2013, undergraduate poster session.
  35. “Use of problem solving to elicit sef-explaining in general chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 11, 2013.
  36. “Participation of foreign-educated faculty in undergraduate chemistry education”, *M. Sestilio, #T. A. Gatlin, #A., Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 7-11, 2013, SciMix poster session.
  37. “Participation of foreign-educated faculty in undergraduate chemistry education”, *M. Sestilio, #T. A. Gatlin, A., #Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 7-11, 2013, oral presentation.
  38. “Ratemyprofessors.com: General chemistry students’ contribution and use patterns”, *P. McKeny, #T. A. Gatlin, #A., Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 7-1, 2013, undergraduate poster session.
  39. “Current state of research in chemistry learning in the academic college laboratory”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 7-11, 2013.
  40. “Graduate teaching assistants’ potential benefits from teaching general chemistry laboratories”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April 25-29, 2013.
  41. “Current state of research in chemistry learning in the academic college laboratory” S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), College Park, PA, July 31-August 2, 2012.
  42. “Epistemological development of chemistry graduate teaching assistants”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), College Park, PA, July 31-August 2, 2012.
  43. “Students’ framing of the learning experience in an expository general chemistry laboratory”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), College Park, PA, July 31-August 2, 2012.
  44. “Learning Chemistry through the generation of self-explanations”, S. Sandi-Urena, Joint International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) and European Conference on Research in Chemical Education (ECRICE), Rome, Italy, July 15-20, 2012.
  45. “Use of Problem Solving to Elicit Self-explaining in General Chemistry”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, Joint International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) and European Conference on Research in Chemical Education (ECRICE), Rome, Italy, July 15-20, 2012
  46. “Chemistry graduate teaching assistants’ epistemological development in a non-traditional learning environment”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Joint International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE) and European Conference on Research in Chemical Education (ECRICE), Rome, Italy, July 15-20, 2012.
  47. “Self-explaining experiences in large enrollment general chemistry courses”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 19, 2012.
  48. “Clarifying the credentials: Judging criteria of Ratemyprofessors.com as an instruction assessment tool”, *K. Sharp, *P. McKeny, #T. A. Gatlin, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, FL, May 19, 2012.
  49. “Self-explaining experiences in large enrollment general chemistry courses”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 10th Raymond Castle Research Conference, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 14, 2012.
  50. “Clarifying the credentials: Judging criteria of Ratemyprofessors.com as an instruction assessment tool”, *K. Sharp, *P. McKeny, #T. A. Gatlin, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, 10th Raymond Castle Research Conference, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 14, 2012, poster presentation.
  51. “Current state of research in chemistry learning in the academic college laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, #D. Jayawardana, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, March 25-29, 2012.
  52. “Learning from teaching: Chemistry graduate teaching assistants’ epistemological development”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, March 25-29, 2012.
  53. “Self-explaining experiences in large enrollment general chemistry courses”, #A. Villalta-Cerdas, S. Sandi-Urena, McKnight 2012 Mid-year Research and Writing Conference, Tampa, Florida, February 25, 2012.
  54. “Learning from teaching: An opportunity for scientific skills development for chemistry GTAs”, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, 4th Eurovariety in Chemistry Education Conference, Bremen, Germany, September 2, 2011.
  55. “Learning from teaching: Impact on graduate teaching assistants’ self-image and epistemological beliefs”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Gordon Research Conference: Chemical Education Research and Practice, Davidson, N.C., June 26 – July 1, 2011, poster presentation.
  56. “Phenomenological approach to understanding learning in the laboratory”, *S. S. Lopez, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, May 14, 2011.
  57. “Phenomenological study of graduate teaching assistants’ experiences in two diverse general chemistry laboratory programs”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, ACS Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Innisbrook, May 14, 2011.
  58. “Tapping the goldmine: Use of Ratemyprofessors.com as an instruction assessment tool”, *A. Bergin, *A. Gower, #T. A. Gatlin, #S. S. Lopez, S. Sandi-Urena, 9th Undergraduate Research Symposium and Celebration, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 15, 2011, poster presentation.
  59. “Tapping the goldmine: Use of Ratemyprofessors.com as an instruction assessment tool”, *A. Bergin, *A. Gower, #T. A. Gatlin, #S. S Lopez, S. Sandi-Urena, 9th Raymond Castle Research Conference, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, April 9, 2011, poster presentation.
  60. “Phenomenological study of two diverse general chemistry laboratory environments”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA, March 27-31, 2011.
  61. “Assessment and development of metacognition in college chemistry laboratory instruction”, II International Congress on Educational Research, San José, Costa Rica, February 3, 2011, oral presentation (Spanish).
  62. “Mixed-methods study of the impact of cooperative, problem-based instruction on metacognition and problem solving skills”), S. Sandi-Urena, T. A. Gatlin, 29th National Chemical Education Congress, Rivera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, September 19, 2010, oral presentation (Spanish).
  63. “Learning in the general chemistry laboratory: Student and TA gains in different instructional environments”, S. Sandi-Urena, T. A. Gatlin, 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 25, 2010.
  64. “Design of an Instrument for the Assessment of College Students’ Epistemological Sophistication”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 25, 2010.
  65. “Impact of Participating in Diverse, Multi-National Chemical Education Forums on a Researcher’s Practice”, Biennial Conference in Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 3, 2010.
  66. “Comparison of TAs’ Experiences in Two General Chemistry Laboratory Programs Using Diverse Levels of Inquiry”, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, Biennial Conference in Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 1, 2010.
  67. “Effect of a Cooperative Problem-Based Laboratory Environment on Students’ and GTAs’ Development of Scientific Skills”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Biennial Conference in Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 1, 2010.
  68. “GTA Gains from General Chemistry Laboratory Instruction”, Teresa Eckart, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, Biennial Conference in Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 1, 2010.
  69. “Metacognitive development and epistemological reflection in chemistry problem solving environments”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 10th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Krakow, Poland, July 4-7, 2010.
  70. “Learning from Teaching: GTA Development of Scientific Skills Through General Chemistry Laboratory Instruction”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, 10th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Krakow, Poland, July 5, 2010, poster presentation
  71. “Enhancement of Metacognition Use and Problem Solving Skills in Two Distinct Learning Environments”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May, 2010
  72. “Gaining Understanding of Teaching Assistants’ Experiences in the Academic Laboratory Through a Phenomenological Approach”, Teresa Eckart, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May, 2010
  73. “Effect of Facilitating General Chemistry Laboratories on Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Development as Scientists”, S. Sandi-Urena, #T. A. Gatlin, 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 21, 2010.
  74. “Enhancement of Metacognition Use and Problem Solving Skills in General Chemistry”, #T. A. Gatlin, S. Sandi-Urena, Chemical Education Poster Session, 61st South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21-24, 2009.
  75. “Use of IMMEX Technology for the Automated, Rapid Assessment of Metacognition use in Chemistry Problem Solving”, 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington DC, August 19, 2009.
  76. “Mixed Methods Evidence of the Impact of Cooperative, Problem Based Laboratory Instruction on Metacognition Use and Chemistry Problem Solving Skills”, International Congress of Science Education, Cartagena, Colombia, July 17, 2009.
  77. “Metacognitive Development in the Cooperative Problem Based Laboratory: Perspectives of First Year Teaching Assistants”, 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 25, 2009.
  78. “Cybernetic Model of Task Performance: Understanding Chemistry Learning”, Postdoctoral Research Poster Session, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), National Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 9-12, 2008
  79. “Mixed Methods Evidence of the Impact of Metacognitive Instruction on Chemistry Problem Solving”, poster session National Conference and Summer Academy, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, June 23, 2008
  80. “Mixed Methods Evidence of the Impact of Metacognitive Instruction on Chemistry Problem Solving”, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2008.
  81. “Effect of Cooperative Problem Based Projects on Problem Solving Skills, Performance and Use of Metacognition”, 235th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2008.
  82. “Effect of Cooperative Problem-based Projects on Problem Solving Skills and Performance”, 59th South Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Greenville, South Carolina, Poster Session, October 26, 2007.
  83. “Combined effect of Metacognitive Activities in Chemistry Problem Solving”, 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August 21, 2007.
  84. “Effect of Cooperative Problem Based Projects on Problem Solving Skills and Performance”, Gordon Research Conference, Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Lewiston, Maine, Poster Session, June 25, 2007.
  85. “Multi-Method Assessment of Metacognition Use and its Impact on Problem Solving”, Graduate Student Research Seminar Series, Department of Chemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, April 20, 2007.
  86. “Impact of Metacognitive Instruction on Chemistry Problem Solving Skills”, 233rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 26, 2007.
  87. “Measurement and Impact of Metacognitive Activity Use in Chemistry Problem Solving”, 8th European Conference on Research in Chemistry Education (ECRICE), Budapest, Hungary, August 31, 2006.
  88. “Measurement and Impact of Metacognitive Activity use in Chemistry Problem Solving”, 19th Biennial Conference in Chemistry Education, West Lafayette, Illinois, August 1, 2006.
  89. “Across-Method-and-Time Design for Measurement of Metacognitive Use in Chemistry Problem Solving”, 231st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, March 29, 2006.

SERVICE

EDITORIAL BOARDS

International Advisory Board, Educació Química, EduQ, Chemistry Education Journal of the Catalonian Chemical Society, October 2012 – present.

International Editorial Board Member, Educación Química (Chemistry Education), multilingual and Spanish-language leading journal in the field, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, July 2010-present.

Editorial Board Member, Revista de Ciencia y Tecnología, Science and Technology journal of the University of Costa Rica, 2010 – present

AD HOC REVIEWS

JOURNALS

Revista Educación Química, Autonomous National University of Mexico (2015-present)

Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, Taylor & Francis Group (2014-present)

Chemistry Education Research and Practice, Royal Society of Chemistry (2009-present)

Journal of Chemical Education, American Chemical Society (2008-present)

Journal of College Science Teaching, National Science Teachers Association (2008-present)

AFFILIATIONS

American Chemical Society (ACS), 2006-present

Division of Chemical Education, ACS, 2006-present

National Association for Research in Science Teaching, NARST, 2011-2015

International Activities Committee, Division of Chemical Education, ACS, appointed member, 2010-2016

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), 2006-2015

MentorNet, 2008-2015

INTERNATIONAL SERVICE (since 2009)

Symposium Co-organizer: “Chemical Education Research and Practice”, F. Galembeck, S. Sandi-Urena, 46th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, São Paulo, Brazil, July 9-14, 2017.

Symposium Organizer: “International Symposium on Chemistry Education Research”, C. Gauthier, S. Sandi-Urena, 32nd Latin American Chemistry Congress (CLAQ), Concepcion, Chile, January 19-22, 2016.

“Chemistry Education International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena (American Chemical Society), Dr. Choon H. Do (Korean Chemical Society), David Salter (New Zealand Institute of Chemistry), 23rd Pacifichem – International Chemistry Congress of the Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 15-20, 2015. Symposium abstract submitted for consideration.

Convener and invited speaker: “Chemistry Education Research and Practice”, 45th IUPAC World Chemistry Congress, Busan, South Korea, August 9-15, 2015.

Symposium Organizer: “International Symposium on Chemistry Education Research”, P. Morales Bueno, C. Gauthier, S. Sandi-Urena, J. Camacho, 31st Latin American Chemistry Congress (CLAQ), Lima, Peru, October 14-17, 2014.

“Chemistry Education International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena, A. Garritz, J. Leitón Chacón, B. Crujeiras-Pérez, M. Gabriela Lorenzo, 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, A. Villalta-Cerdas, 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education, Toronto, Canada, July 13-18, 2014.

Invited Symposium Organizer and Speaker: “Chemistry Education Research”, S. Sandi-Urena, A. Garritz Ruiz, 30th Latin American Chemistry Congress (CLAQ), Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, October 27-31, 2012.

Invited Symposium Organizer: “Problem Solving in Chemistry: Skill Development and Assessment”, S. Sandi-Urena, 22nd International Conference in Chemistry Education and 11th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Rome, Italy, July 15-20, 2012.

International Editorial Board Member, Educación Química (Chemistry Education), this it the Spanish language leading journal in the field, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, July 2010-present.

Scientific Committee Member, 10th European Conference on Research in Chemical Education, Krakow, Poland, July 4-7, 2010

Workshop: “Intervention for the Development of Metacognition in Problem Solving”, MADEMS Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, December 6, 2010 (Spanish)

Workshop: “Activities for the Development of Metacognition in Science Education”, MADEMS Program, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, December 7, 2010 (Spanish)

SERVICE IN THE US (since 2009)

SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE ORGANIZER

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, M. Chrzanowski, Joi Walker, 255th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-22, 2018.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, M. Chrzanowski, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 22-26, 2017.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, M. Chrzanowski, 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, California, March 13-17, 2016.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, A. Villalta-Cerdas, M. Chrzanowski, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 22-26, 2015.

“Chemistry Education International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena, S. Raje, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 22-26, 2015.

“Instructors and researchers: advancing graduate education in chemistry”, Sandi-Urena, S. Hansen, 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 22-26, 2015.

Chemical Education Program Chair, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May 10, 2014.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, A. Villalta-Cerdas, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014.

“Chemistry Education International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena, S. Raje, 247th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014.

Chemical Education Program co-Chair, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May 2013.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory”, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, A. Villalta-Cerdas, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11, 2013.

“Chemistry Education International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena, S. Raje, 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Lousiana, April 7-11, 2013.

“Research on Learning in the Laboratory: Evidence and Assessment”, S. Sandi-Urena, J. Schroeder, T. Gatlin, A. Villalta-Cerdas, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, University Park, Pennsylvania, July 29 – August 2, 2012.

Chemical Education Program co-Chair, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May, 2012.

“Meaningful Learning from Laboratory Work: Evidence and Assessment”, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, J. Schroeder, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012.

“Chemistry Education: International and Multicultural Perspectives”, S. Sandi-Urena, S. Raje, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 25-29, 2012.

Chemical Education Program co-Chair, Florida Annual Meeting and Exhibition (FAME), Inninsbrook, Florida, May 15, 2011

“Meaningful Learning from Laboratory Work: Evidence and Assessment”, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, J. Schroeder, 241st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 29, 2011.

Session Presider, Research in Chemical Education Symposium, 240th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, August 25, 2010.

“Learning in the Laboratory: Evidence and Assessment”, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, J. Schroeder, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 2-3, 2010.

WORKSHOPS

“Assessing Student Learning in the Instructional Science Lab”, D. Domin, G. Bhattacharrya, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 3, 2010

“Creating Significant Instructional Laboratory Experiences”, D. Domin, G. Bhattacharrya, S. Sandi-Urena, T. Gatlin, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Denton, Texas, August 2, 2010

“Metacognitive Strategies for Improving Problem Solving”, workshop on problem solving for K-16 teachers, M.M. Cooper, S. Sandi-Urena, National Conference and Summer Academy, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, June 22-25, 2008

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