About Patricia Mabrouk
Patricia Ann Mabrouk is Professor of Chemistry in the College of Science at Northeastern University. Her research interests include pedagogy of undergraduate research, research ethics, active learning methods, and green chemistry. Special honors include receipt of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a CASE Massachusetts Professor of the Year Award, and selection as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.
Research in the Mabrouk group focuses on learning how undergraduate and graduate students grow through their participation in the research process and how the process informs their moral reasoning, professional and epistemological identity. We have a particular passion for techniques and methods that expand the capacity of the STEM pipeline and that promote deeper learning, self-authorship, and epistemic growth of all chemistry majors in the STEM pipeline.
We use both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to investigate important questions in science education. Current research interests include:
- Examining how undergraduate research promotes students’ understanding of the research process
- The role of graduate student mentors in promoting undergraduate research students’ self-efficacy
- How faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers engage in ethical decision-making about authorship related issues
- What undergraduates know about copyright issues
- How coursework, internships, and undergraduate research experiences affect college student engineers’ conceptions of the nature of engineering over the course of their college careers
Undergraduates from all majors who are interested in doing high-quality research in science education culminating in presentation and peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals are warmly welcome to contact me.