Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry Education

Date: April 15, 2024 12:00 pm (ET)


  • Dr. Ted Clark
    Ohio State University
  • Dr. Effie Sauer
    University of Toronto, Scarborough
  • Dr. Emma Davy
    University of British Columbia
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Speaker: Dr. Ted Clark, Ohio State University

Bio: Dr. Ted Clark is active teaching large enrollment general chemistry courses.  He is a chemical education researcher with diverse interests including classroom based undergraduate (CURE) labs, the use of PhET sims, promoting student metacognitive learning strategies, student problem-solving, active learning, and most recently the use of AI by students and teachers, and integration of climate science into the curriculum.  He has been very involved in teacher professional development workshops promoting Modeling Instruction for more than a decade.  Dr. Clark received the 2017 Ohio PKAL STEM Educator of the Year award, recognizing his excellence in teaching and research.

Speaker: Dr. Effie Sauer, University of Toronto (Scarborough)

Bio: Dr. Effie Sauer is an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She has taught a variety of chemistry courses across several subdisciplines including general, analytical, organic and green chemistry. Her teaching interests include exploring novel active learning strategies to support large enrolment courses and developing new inquiry-based lab experiments. She is a co-author of the widely used textbook, Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Patterns. Prior to her current appointment, Effie completed an Hon.B.Sc. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Toronto (2002), followed by a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa (2007) and a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University.

Speaker: Dr. Emma Davy, University of British Columbia

Bio: Dr. Emma Davy is a Science Education Specialist and Honorary Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of British Columbia (cross-appointed with the Skylight Centre for Learning and Teaching).  Emma’s background is in organometallic and physical organic chemistry having earned her PhD at the University of Victoria and time as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa.  Since 2016, Emma has worked in chemical education as a teaching post-doctoral fellow and faculty member at Quest University Canada, a sessional instructor at Thompson Rivers University and the University of Victoria, and high school educator.  Her teaching experience includes general chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and spectroscopy as well as a third-year course in communicating chemistry at UBC called CHEM300.