Stefan Irby

Visualization in Biochemistry Education (VIBE) Division of Chemical Education Purdue Department of Chemistry

Research Interests: Students’ problem solving; visualization and data-interpretation abilities within the biochemistry lab courses.


About me: I received my B.S. in Biochemistry from Western Washington University in 2014. During my undergraduate work I was a part of a chemistry education research group, and have done a research stint in a structural biology research lab. These experiences, as well as years of teaching, have led to my interest in how students learn in laboratory settings.

About my research: My research is focused on investigating a novel, research oriented (CURE-like), biochemistry curriculum. The components of this course that I am most interested in is how students handle, interpret, represent and make decisions about their data.

Hometown: Maple Valley, Washington

Degree Objective: PhD in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry