Karrie Gerlach

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2013
Research Lab: Dr. Kristen Murphy
Major Area of Focus: Chemical Education
Previously Attended:
Minnesota State University - Mankato, 1993-1998, B.S. Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry:

Chemistry is a challenging and interesting science that incorporates many fundamental areas of science and is critically important in understanding the world around you.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

Close to home and was a brand new program in chemical education research.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Walk along the lake front, lots of various activities nearly every weekend, and trying the abundance of restaurants!

Research Goals:

I want to find out better ways to teach students and that involves understanding how students think and understand material. Once we can determine what holds students back from learning, we can develop new curriculum that will help them be more successful in chemistry.