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Chakraverty, Devasmita

Devasmita Chakraverty

Biology Education


phone +49-(0)431-880-3137
address Olshausenstraße 62, D-24118 Kiel
room 130


2013 Ph.D. in Science Education (University of Virginia, U.S.A.)
2008 M.P.H. in Toxicology (University of Washington, U.S.A.)
2005 M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (University of Calcutta, India)
2003 B.Sc. in Zoology (Honors), minor in Botany and Chemistry (University of Calcutta, India)

Professional Activity

10/2014 - present Postdoctoral Researcher in Biology Education at the Leibniz Institute of Science and Mathematics Education (IPN)
2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska (U.S.A.)
2010 - 2013 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, & Special Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. (U.S.A.)
2008 - 2009 Toxicologist, Veritox®, Inc. (formerly GlobalTox, Inc.), Redmond, Washington (U.S.A.)
2006 - 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, School of Public Health, University of Washington (U.S.A.)
2005 - 2006 Secondary Science and Math Teacher, Kolkata (India)

Research Interests

Visualizations of evolutionary contexts
Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER)
STEM Education
Women and underrepresented minorities in STEM
Factors associated with the persistence, success, retention, or attrition of the workforce in STEM
International issues in education
Mixed-methods research
Public health

Current Projects

EvoVis: Challenging Threshold Concepts in Life Science - enhancing understanding of evolution by visualization (Swedish Research Council)

Selected Publications

Gantner, S., Großschedl, J., Chakraverty, D., & Harms, U. (2016). Assessing what prospective laboratory assistants in ciochemistry and cell biology know: development and validation of the test instrument PROKLAS. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (ERVET), 8(3). doi:10.1186/s40461-016-0029-9
Stains, M., Pilarz, M., & Chakraverty, D. (2015). Short and Long-Term Impacts of the Cottrell Scholars collaborative New Faculty Workshop. Journal of Chemical Education, 92(9), 1466-1476. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00324,
Lund, T. J., Pilarz, M., Velasco, J. B., Chakraverty, D., Rosploch, K., Undersander, M., & Stains, M. (2015). The Best of Both Worlds: Building on the COPUS and RTOP Observation Protocols to Easily and Reliably Measure Various Levels of Reformed Instructional Practices. CBE- Life Sciences Education, 14(2), ar18. doi: 10.1187/cbe.14-10-0168,
Baker, L. A., Chakraverty, D., Columbus, L., Feig, A. L., Jenks, W. S., Pilarz, M., Stains, M., Waterman, R., & Wesemann, J. L. (2014). Cottrell Scholars Collaborative New Faculty Workshop: Professional Development for New Chemistry Faculty. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(11), 1874-1881. doi: 10.1021/ed500547n,
Kong, X., Chakraverty, D., Jeffe, D.B., Andriole, D.A., Wathington, H., & Tai, R. H. (2013). How do interaction experiences influence doctoral students’ academic pursuits in biomedical research? Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(3-4), 76-84. doi: 10.1177/0270467613516754
Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). Parental occupation inspiring science interest: Perspectives from physical scientists. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 33(1-2), 44-52.
Dabney, K. P., Chakraverty, D., & Tai, R. H. (2013). The association of family influence and initial interest in science. Science Education, 97(3), 395-409.

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