Mrs. Rebecca Gibbons has successfully defended her original research proposal entitled, "Determining attitudes & expectations of undergraduate students majoring in forensic science in accredited programs."
NSF Award - DUE-1726126 "Collaborative Research: Evaluating the Uptake of Research-Based Instructional Strategies in Undergraduate Chemistry, Mathematics, & Physics"
NSF Award - DUE-1726133 "Collaborative Research: Improving inorganic chemistry education through a community-developed student-centered curriculum"
Gibbons, R. E., Laga, E. E., Leon, J., Villafañe, S. M., Stains, M., Murphy, K., & Raker, J. R. (2017). Chasm crossed? Clicker use in postsecondary chemistry education. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(5), 549-557.
A warm welcome to Zoraida Laremont who has joined the Raker Research Group as an undergraduate researcher!
A warm welcome to Aaron Clark who has joined the Raker Research Group as a doctoral student!
A warm welcome to Caitlin Zumalt who has joined the Raker Research Group as a doctoral student!
A warm welcome to Dr. Jenay Robert who has joined the Raker Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher! She is jointly mentored by Dr. Raker and Dr. Scott Lewis (USF).
At the Annual Department of Chemistry (University of South Florida) Scholarship and Alumni Celebration on March 2nd, Dr. Raker was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award.
A warm welcome to Dr. Xiaoying Xu who has joined the Raker Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher!
A warm welcome to Rebecca Gibbons who has joined the Raker Research Group as a doctoral student!
- Reisner, B. A., Smith, S. R., Stewart, J. L., Raker, J. R., Crane, J. L., Sobel, S. G., & Pesterfield, L. (ASAP). Great expectations: Using an analysis of current practices to propose a framework for the undergraduate inorganic curriculum . Inorganic Chemistry.
A warm welcome to Dr. Sachel Villafañe-Garcia who has joined the Raker Research Group as a postdoctoral researcher!
Dr. Raker gave an invited talk, "Assessment… Intended, actual, and unintended learning," at the 2015 VIPEr Workshop hosted by the University of Washington.
Dr. Raker gave a poster, "An exploration of the meaning undergraduate students ascribe to reaction coordinate diagrams," at the 2015 GRC: CERP.
Dr, Raker gave an invited talk, "Promoting student understanding of reaction mechanisms through written self-explanations," at the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Ottawa, Canada.