Molly B. Atkinson
University of North Texas
Chemistry
(940) 565-3550
Email:

Education

PhD, University of Georgia, 2018.
Major: Chemistry
Degree Specialization: Bioinorganic Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research
Dissertation Title: Assessing Undergraduate Explanation Construction and Affective Characteristics Towards Improving Success in General Chemistry
BS, Piedmont College, 2012.
Major: Biology
BS, Piedmont College, 2012.
Major: Chemistry

Professional Memberships

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science. (2023 – Present).

ACS Division of Chemical Education. (2019 – Present).

American Chemical Society. (2016 – Present).

Development Activities Attended

Other,"Spring 2023 - UNT Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (January 2023May 2023).

Faculty Fellowship,"UNT Division of Research and Innovation Washington D.C. Fellows Program 2023," UNT Division of Research and Innovation, United States of America. (September 2022May 2023).

Other,"Fall 2022 - UNT Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (September 2022December 2022).

Other,"Fall 2021 - UNT Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (September 2021December 2021).

Other,"Spring 2021 - UNT Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (January 2021May 2021).

Workshop,"NSF Division of Chemistry (CHE) Early Career Investigator Workshop," National Science Foundation, United States of America. (May 17, 2021May 18, 2021).

Other,"Fall 2020 - UNT Training," University of North Texas, United States of America. (August 2020December 2020).

Workshop,"Planning and Writing Successful Grant Proposals," AtKisson Training Group, United States of America. (November 30, 2020December 3, 2020).

Other,"Fall 2020 - New Faculty Orientation," University of North Texas, United States of America. (August 2020).

Conference Attendance,"NSF-Funded CER Grad Student and Post-Doc Professional Development Conference," National Science Foundation, Oxford, OH, United States of America. (July 2019July 2019).

Conference Attendance,"NSF-Funded CER Grad Student and Post-Doc Professional Development Conference," National Science Foundation, Oxford, OH, United States of America. (July 2017July 2017).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CHEM 1410, General Chemistry for Science Majors, 10 courses.
CHEM 4900, Special Problems, 5 courses.
CHEM 4910, Special Problems, 4 courses.
CHEM 4930, Selected Topics in Chemistry, 1 course.
CHEM 5880, Learning Theories in Chemistry Education, 1 course.
CHEM 6940, Individual Research, 3 courses.
CHEM 6950, Doctoral Dissertation, 2 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Major Professor, Chemistry. (November 1, 2022 – Present).

Major Professor, Chemistry. (October 2022 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Physics. (2022 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Biological Sciences. (October 26, 2021 – Present).

Major Professor, Chemistry. (October 1, 2021 – Present).

Postdoctoral Research Supervision, Chemistry. (September 1, 2021 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Chemistry. (2021 – Present).

Dissertation Committee Member, Chemistry. (2021 – Present).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"An Investigation into the Micromechanical and Corrosion Properties of Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel 316L," Chemistry. (2022October 2022).

Dissertation Committee Member,"When You "Get What You Pay for" vs When You Can "Alchemize": Investigating Discovery Research Experiences in Inorganic Chemistry/Chemistry Education via an Undergraduate Instructional Laboratory," Chemistry. (2021May 2022).

Major Professor,"The Development of the Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry Instrument," Chemistry. (August 2020May 2022).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article
Bodenstedt, K., Fripp, J. L., Li, S., Lu, Z., Omary, M. A., Atkinson, M. B. (2023). Luminescence Screening of Copper and Gold Mixed Ligand Complexes with S-/P-Donor Atoms: An Advanced Multiweek Research Discovery Experiment for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education. 100(1), 289–297.
Bodenstedt, K., Fripp, J. L., Li, S., Lu, Z., Omary, M. A., Atkinson, M. B. (2022). Luminescence Screening of Copper and Gold Mixed Ligand Complexes with S-/P-Donor Atoms: An Advanced Multiweek Research Discovery Experiment for the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education. 100(1), 289–297. American Chemical Society and Division of Chemical Education, Inc.. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.2c00288
Ralph, V. R., States, N. E., Corrales, A., Nguyen, Y., Atkinson, M. B. (2022). Relevance and Equity: Should Stoichiometry be the Cornerstone of Introductory Chemistry Courses?. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 23(3), 662-685.
Ralph, V. R., States, N. E., Corrales, A., Nguyen, Y., Atkinson, M. (2022). Relevance and Equity: Should Stoichiometry be the Cornerstone of Introductory Chemistry Courses?. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 23, 662-685.
Atkinson, M. B., Lowery Bretz, S. (2021). Measuring Changes in Undergraduate Chemistry Students’ Reasoning with Reaction Coordinate Diagrams: A Longitudinal, Multi-institution Study. Journal of Chemical Education. 98(4), 1064-1076. American Chemical Society. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jchemed.0c01419
Atkinson, M. B., Croisant, M., Lowery Bretz, S. (2020). Investigating first-year undergraduate chemistry students’ reasoning with reaction coordinate diagrams when choosing among particulate-level reaction mechanisms. Chemistry Education Research and Practice. 22, 199-213. Royal Society of Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0RP00193G
Atkinson, M. B., Popova, M., Croisant, M., Lowery Bretz, S. (2020). Development of the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory: Measuring Student Thinking and Confidence. Journal of Chemical Education. 97(7), 1841-1851. American Chemical Society. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b01186
Atkinson, M. B., Krishnan, S., McNeil, L. A., Luft, J. A., Pienta, N. J. (2020). Constructing Explanations in an Active Learning Preparatory Chemistry Course. Journal of Chemical Education. 97(3), 626-634. American Chemical Society. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00901
Tang, H., Day, E. L., Atkinson, M. B., Pienta, N. J. (2018). GrpString: An R Package for Analysis of Groups of Strings. The R Journal. 10(1), 359-369. https://journal.r-project.org/archive/2018/RJ-2018-002/RJ-2018-002.pdf

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Seminar at the University of Southern Mississippi, Research on Learning Organic Chemistry: Reputation and Cognitive Resources, University of Southern Mississippi, Virtual, Hosted by University of Southern Mississippi, United States of America. (2023).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), UNT Chemistry Graduate Orientation (Spring 2023), Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Training Workshop, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2023).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Seminar at Kennesaw State University, Research on Learning Organic Chemistry: Reputation and the Iceberg Model, Kennesaw State University, Virtual, Hosted by Kennesaw State University, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), UNT Chemistry Graduate Orientation (Fall 2022), Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Training Workshop, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS) Summer Seminar Series, Using Eye Tracking Technology to Explore Students’ Understanding of Chemistry, Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS), Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Corrales, A. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2022, Investigating Undergraduate Students’ Cognitive Processes when Viewing Organic Chemistry Representations, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Seminar at Texas Women’s University (TWU), Investigating Undergraduate Students’ Cognitive Processes and Affective Experiences in Organic Chemistry, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), ACS Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) Virtual 2021 Program, Careers in STEM and STEM Education, American Chemical Society, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Panelist), UNT Girls SURGE into STEM Camp, UNT Girls SURGE into STEM Camp, University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Seminar at the University of Giessen (Justus Liebig University Giessen), Investigating Organic Chemistry Students’ Cognitive Processes and Affective Experiences, University of Giessen (Justus Liebig University Giessen), Virtual, Hosted by University of Giessen in Germany, Germany. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), UniEngineering Week, Basics in STEM Educational Theory: Active Learning and Student-Centered Approaches, Universidad de Celaya, Virtual, Hosted by Universidad de Celaya in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, Mexico. (2021).

Lecture

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 3010, Chemistry Education Research: Investigating How Students Learn Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 5010, Chemistry Education Research: Investigating How Students Learn Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), UNT Chemistry REU Program (2022), Introduction to Scientific Ethics, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 3010, Investigating Undergraduate Chemistry Students' Cognitive Processes and Perceptions, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 5010, Scientific Ethics in Human Subjects Research, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 5010, Investigating Student Understanding of Chemistry Representations, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), CHEM 5010, Uisng Eye Tracking as a Method to Investigate Students' Views of Chemistry Visualizations, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2020).

Oral Presentation

Weber, R. (Author & Presenter), Kitchen, J. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Why are you a chemistry major? An investigation into interest in chemistry, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Collini, M. A. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Evidence for the validity and reliability of data generated via the Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC) instrument, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Rodriguez, R. (Author), Allen, A. S. (Author), Garza-Lund, D. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Integrating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ use of cognitive resources during stereochemical tasks with eye tracking, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Rodriguez, R. (Author), Allen, A. S. (Author), Lund, D. G. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting, Coordinating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ use of cognitive resources during stereochemical tasks with eye tracking, United States of America. (20222022).

Collini, (Author & Presenter), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Evidence of validity and reliability when using the Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC) instrument in first-semester organic chemistry, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Dhameera Silva, S. (Author & Presenter), Eaves, T. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Thompson, R. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Investigating relationships between undergraduates’ STEM identity and STEM problem-solving processes, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Rodriguez, R. (Author), Allen, A. S. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Triangulating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ use of cognitive resources during stereochemical tasks with eye tracking, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Allen, A. S. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Investigating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ use of cognitive resources during stereochemical tasks through eye tracking, American Chemical Society, West Lafayette, IN, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Measuring Understanding with the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory (RCDI), American Chemical Society, West Lafayette, IN, United States of America. (2022).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Rodriguez, R. (Author), Allen, A. S. (Author), Lund, D. G. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), 2022 Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, Investigating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ use of cognitive resources during stereochemical tasks through eye tracking, United States of America. (20222022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Corrales, A. (Author), Allen, A. S. (Author), International Conference on Chemical Education (ICCE), Exploring undergraduate organic chemistry students’ understanding of stereochemistry concepts, American Chemical Society, Cape Town, South Africa, South Africa. (2022).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Allen, A. S. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Spring 2022 Conference, Investigating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ representational competence during stereochemical tasks through eye tracking, United States of America. (20222022).

Collini, M. (Author & Presenter), Miguel, K. (Author), Ford, J. (Author), Rocha, L. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2022, Identifying influences on undergraduate attitudes related to learning using the Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC) instrument, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Mathieu, K. (Author & Presenter), Lu, S. (Author), Frank, D. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2022, Role of Instructional Representation and Spatial Ability in Learning Organic Chemistry Diagrams Among High School Students, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Allen, A. (Author), Knowles, S. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2022, Investigating undergraduate organic chemistry students’ representational competence during stereochemical tasks through eye tracking, American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2022).

Collini, (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Chemistry for Your Life: Using popular media and context-based examples to teach chemistry, American Chemical Society, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Investigating Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Students’ Cognitive Processes when Viewing Stereochemical Representations, American Chemical Society, Austin, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Mathieu, K. (Author & Presenter), Lu, S. (Author), Frank, D. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), 29th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ARMADILLO) Conference, The Role of Instructional Representation in Learning Chemical Diagrams, Southwest Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Virtual, Hosted by Texas A&M University - Commerce, United States of America. (2021).

Lowery Bretz, S. (Author & Presenter), Anderson-Wile, A. (Author), Anzovino, M. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Musolf, (Author), Page, (Author), 51st IUPAC General Assembly and 104th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CCCE), Measuring Students' Conceptions using the Nucleophile and Electrophile Concept Inventory, IUPAC, Virtual, Canada. (2021).

Collini, M. (Author & Presenter), Rocha, (Author), Ford, J. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), ACS DFW Section Meeting in Miniature, Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC): An Instrument for Measuring Student Attitudes Related to Learning Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Virtual, Hosted by UT Dallas, United States of America. (2021).

Bodenstedt, K. (Author & Presenter), Omary, M. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), ACS DFW Section Meeting in Miniature, Research Discovery for Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2020: (O)LED Screening of Copper and Gold Mixed Ligand Complexes with S-/P-Donor Atoms, American Chemical Society, Virtual, Hosted by UT Dallas, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), 26th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) - CANCELLED, A Longitudinal, Multi-institution Research Study: Changes in Organic Chemistry Students’ Thinking and Confidence in the Contexts of Functional Group and Mechanisms Curricula, ACS, Corvallis, OR, United States of America. (2020).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), 103rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition - CANCELLED, Using the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory (RCDI) to Measure Chemistry Student Thinking and Confidence when Interpreting Reaction Coordinate Diagrams, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Canada. (2020).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Popova, M. (Author), Croisant, M. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), American Chemical Society Fall 2019 National Meeting and Expo, The Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory: Measuring General and Organic Chemistry Student Thinking and Confidence, ACS, San Diego, CA, United States of America. (2019).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Krishnan, S. (Author), McNeil, L. A. (Author), Luft, J. A. (Author), Pienta, N. J. (Author), 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE), Constructing Explanations During and Outside of a Non-Majors Chemistry Class: Which Improves Student Learning?, South Bend, IN, United States of America. (2018).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Pienta, N. J. (Author), American Chemical Society Spring 2018 National Meeting and Expo, Student Attitudes and Self-Concepts in an Active Learning Preparatory Chemistry Classroom Utilizing the Construction of Explanations to Promote Understanding, ACS, New Orleans, LA, United States of America. (2018).

Panel Presentation

Atkinson, M. B. (Panelist), UNT Honors College STEM Research Panel, STEM Research, UNT Honors College, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Panelist), American Chemical Society (ACS) Virtual Graduate School Workshop, The graduate school decision: What's right for you?, American Chemical Society, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Panelist), Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS) Research Symposium, Research Symposium Panel, Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science (TAMS), Denton, TX, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Panelist), CER Academic Career Paths Discussion Hour, CER Academic Career Paths Discussion Hour, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Poster

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Corrales, A. (Author), Garza-Lund, D. (Author), Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Conference (CERP-GRC), Cognitive Resource Use and Confidence during Stereochemical Eye Tracking Tasks, Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (2023).

Corrales, A. (Author & Presenter), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Conference (CERP-GRC), Equitable or Not? Assessment of the Current Pathways to Foster Transfer from Two- to Four-Year Institutions in Chemistry, Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (2023).

Hamilton, D. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Conference (CERP-GRC), Examining How Upper-Level Students Interpret IR Spectra: An Eye Tracking Study, Gordon Research Conference, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (2023).

Hamilton, D. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Chemistry Education Research and Practice Gordon Research Seminar (CERP-GRS), Survey of Instrumentation Use in Industry: What Does Industry Want New Chemists to Know?, Gordon Research Conference Seminar, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (2023).

Kitchen, J. (Author & Presenter), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Why chemistry? Investigating initial and maintained interest among senior chemistry majors, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Atiquzzaman, N. (Author & Presenter), Corrales, A. (Author), Wright Ward, L. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Popova, M. (Author), Roche Allred, Z. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Characterizing the Types of Representations Subject to Research Studies and Interventions centered around the Representation Competence Framework within Chemistry Education, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Hamilton, D. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2023, Examining How Quantitative Analysis Students Interpret IR Spectra: An Eye Tracking Study, American Chemical Society, Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (2023).

Hamilton, D. (Author & Presenter), Gonzalez, J. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Examining how students interpret IR spectra: An eye tracking study, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Gonzalez, J. (Author & Presenter), Hamilton, D. (Author), Gregory, M. (Author), Golden, T. D. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Investigating how undergraduate students interpret IR spectra, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Eaves, T. (Author & Presenter), Dhameera Silva, S. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Thompson, R. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Investigating introductory undergraduate STEM students’ problem-solving processes through eye tracking, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Jacob, S. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM), Using eye tracking to explore undergraduate general chemistry students’ understanding of acid-base titrations, American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, United States of America. (2022).

Chicarelli, H. C. (Author & Presenter), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), University of North Texas Undergraduate Scholars Day 2022, Investigating Undergraduate General Chemistry Students’ Cognitive Processes when Solving Problems Related to Titrations, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2022).

Bodenstedt, (Author & Presenter), Omary, M. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Fall 2021, Undergraduate Chemistry Students’ Perceptions of the Impacts of Engaging in Authentic Research Experiences in an Inorganic Chemistry Course, American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2021).

Anderson-Wile, A. (Author & Presenter), Anzovino, M. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), Musolf, N. (Author), Page, A. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2021, Measuring Students’ Conceptions using the Nucleophile and Electrophile Concept Inventory, American Chemical Society, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Collini, (Author & Presenter), Ford, J. (Author), Rocha, L. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Expo, Spring 2021, Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC): A Tool for Measuring the Affective Domain in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Courses, American Chemical Society, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Collini, M. (Author & Presenter), Ford, J. (Author), Rocha, L. (Author), Weber, R. (Author), Atkinson, M. B. (Author), X-DBER 2021 Virtual Conference, Measuring Student Attitudes in Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Courses using the Attitudes Towards Organic Chemistry (ATOC) Survey, Virtual, United States of America. (2021).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Popova, M. (Author), Croisant, M. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), American Chemical Society Spring 2020 National Meeting and Expo - CANCELLED, Longitudinal Study using the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory (RCDI): Changes in Students’ Reasoning during Organic Chemistry, ACS, Philadelphia, PA, United States of America. (2020).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Croisant, M. (Author), Popova, M. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), NSF-Funded CER Grad Student and Post-Doc Professional Development Conference, Development of the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory: Measuring Student Thinking and Confidence with Reaction Coordinate Diagrams, NSF, Oxford, OH, United States of America. (2019).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Croisant, M. (Author), Popova, M. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), Chemistry Education Research and Practice (CERP) Gordon Research Conference (GRC), Development of the Reaction Coordinate Diagram Inventory: Measuring Student Thinking and Confidence with Reaction Coordinate Diagrams, Lewiston, ME, United States of America. (2019).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Croisant, M. (Author), Popova, M. (Author), Lowery Bretz, S. (Author), American Chemical Society Spring 2019 National Meeting and Expo, An Inventory to Measure Student Thinking about Reaction Coordinate Diagrams, ACS, Orlando, FL, United States of America. (2019).

Atkinson, M. B. (Author & Presenter), Pienta, N. J. (Author), NSF-Funded CER Grad Student and Post-Doc Professional Development Conference, Tracking General Chemistry Student Misconceptions Using an Electronic Learning Tool, NSF, Oxford, OH, United States of America. (2017).

Symposium

Barbera, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Atkinson, M. B. (Coordinator/Organizer), Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 2022, Assessment Instruments: Design, Development, and Evaluation, American Chemical Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States of America. (2022).

Havanki, K. (Coordinator/Organizer), Graulich, N. (Coordinator/Organizer), Atkinson, M. B. (Coordinator/Organizer), Hansen, S. (Coordinator/Organizer), Weinrich, M. (Coordinator/Organizer), VandenPlas, J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) 2022, Using eye-tracking technology as a magnifying glass to investigate chemistry education, American Chemical Society, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States of America. (2022).

Atkinson, M. B. (Coordinator/Organizer), Pienta, N. J. (Coordinator/Organizer), Pittcon Science Week 2022, Arguing to Understand: Using the Claim-Evidence-Reasoning Approach in Science Education, Pittcon, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA, United States of America. (2022).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Atkinson, M. B. (Principal), Corrales, A. (Co-Principal), Weber, R. J. (Co-Principal), "Creating equitable Pathways to STEM graduate Education," Sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Private, $75000 Funded. (December 2022December 2023).
Atkinson, M. B. (Principal), Corrales, A. (Co-Principal), Weber, R. (Co-Principal), "Equitable or Not? Assessment of the Current Pathways to Foster Transfer from Two-to Four-Year Institutions in Chemistry," Sponsored by Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Private, $74737 Funded. (December 1, 2022November 30, 2023).

Awards and Honors

Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) International Activities Committee International Travel Award 2020, Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED). (January 13, 2020July 2022).

Service

University Service

Faculty Advisor, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UNT Graduate and Undergraduate Student Chapter. (October 2022 – Present).

Chairperson, Division of Chemistry Education. (December 2021 – Present).

Chairperson, Mentoring Committee (and Lead of Research) for Dr. Adriana Corrales (VAP). (September 2021 – Present).

Chairperson, Reappointment Committee for Dr. Adriana Corrales (VAP). (September 2021 – Present).

Chairperson, Mentor for Teaching: Dr. Adriana Corrales (Visiting Assistant Professor and Instructor of Record), CHEM 2370-2380. (August 2021 – Present).

Member, UNT Faculty Writing Group - Member. (2021 – Present).

Committee Member, Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC). (August 2020 – Present).

Member, Women and Gender Equity Network (WGEN) - Member. (2020 – Present).

Co-Chair, Search Committee - Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Chemistry Education Research. (August 2022February 2023).

Other, Volunteer Judge for the 3rd Annual Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) Fair. (January 28, 2023).

Other, Volunteer for Virtual Graduate Preview Day. (December 17, 2022).

Other, COS/UNT Graduate Student Recruiting at SACNAS NDiSTEM Conference 2022. (October 29, 2022).

Committee Member, Award Selection Committee (2022), Chemistry Staff Member of the Year Award. (January 2022March 2022).

Other, Volunteer for Graduate Student Visit Weekend. (February 27, 2022).

Chairperson, Mentor for Teaching: Melissa Collini (Teaching Fellow and Instructor of Record) CHEM 2370-2380. (August 2021December 2021).

Program Coordinator, Chemistry Education Program. (September 2020November 2021).

Chairperson, Search Committee - Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Teaching Postdoc). (October 2020April 2021).

Special Institutional Assignment, Department of Chemistry Third Year Talks - Judge. (April 16, 2021).

Professional Service

Board of Advisors, Evaluation/Advisory Board Member for External Grant Proposal (NSF IUSE - Dou, Underwood). (January 2023 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Chemistry Education Research and Practice. (January 1, 2020 – Present).

Reviewer, Journal Article, Journal of Chemical Education. (January 1, 2019 – Present).

Committee Member, American Chemistry Society Division of Chemical Education (ACS DivCHED) Early Career Chemistry Education Scholars (ECCES) Committee Member. (January 2023December 2025).

Other, CHIRAL (CHemistry Instrument Review and Assessment Library). (May 2022July 2022).