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Scholarly Interest Report
Carolyn Nichol
Faculty Fellow
Faculty Fellow in Chemistry
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering (1990) University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering (1984) University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (1992) University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Primary Department
   Department of Chemistry
Department Affiliations
  • Wiess School of Natural Sciences
    Research Areas
     Science Education and Science Policy
    Teaching Areas
     Professional Development to Elementary and Secondary Teachers in Science Content and Pedagogy
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles

    Nichol, C., Szymczyk, A., Hutchinson, J.S. "Data First: Building Scientific Reasoning in AP Chemistry via the Concept Development Study Approach." In Revision


    Diaconu, D., Radigan, J, Suskavcevic, M., Nichol, C. “A Multi-Year Study of the Impact of the Rice Model Professional Development on Elementary Teachers”, International Journal of Science Education, 34 (6), 855-877, 2012.



    Bagaria, H., Dean, M., Nichol, C. A., Wong, M. "Self-assembly and nanotechnology: real-time, hands-on, and safe experiments for K-12 students." J. Chem. Ed., 88 (2011) : 609-614.


    Cloonan, C. A., Andrews, J. A., Nichol, C. A., Hutchinson, J. S. "A Simple System for Observing Dynamic Equilibrium via an Inquiry Based Laboratory or Demonstration." J. Chem. Ed., 88 (2011) : 975-978.


    Cloonan, C. A., Nichol, C. A., Hutchinson, J. S. "Understanding Chemical Reaction Kinetics and Dquilibrium with Building Blocks." J. Chem. Ed., 88 (2011) : 1400-1403.


    Nichol, C. A., Hutchinson, J. S. "Professional Development for Teachers in Nanotechnology Using Distance Learning Technologies." J. Nano. Ed., 2 (2010) : 37-47.

     Conference abstracts

    Nichol, C. and Scott, L., Spatial Thinking to Strengthen STEM Learning, ASCD conference, Corpus Christi, Texas, Oct. 21, 2013.


    Nichol, C., Adragna, G. , Demissie-Sanders, S., Williams, S. Nanotechnology for teachers: Integrating cutting edge research into K‐12 science classrooms, American Chemical Society Annual Conference, New Orleans La, April 9, 2013.

     Seminar Speaker

    Texas ASCD Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas