Research and Background
Erin began working with the 3DL4US team as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University, where she worked in the Chemistry Education Research Group led by Prof. Melanie Cooper. She worked with the physics sub-group on the development of the 3D-LOP, developed and maintained the team website, and developed the web forum for the STEM Teaching and Learning Fellows. Aside from working with the 3DL4US team, her research focused on teaching and learning in the undergraduate chemistry lab. Erin is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) program at Western Washington University.
Erin earned her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in mathematics at Syracuse University (2012) and Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017), advised by Prof. Etienne Garand. Her doctoral work focused on the characterization of the structures and noncovalent interactions of isolated and solvated species in the electrocatalytic water oxidation cycle, via a technique known as cryogenic ion vibrational spectroscopy.