Ana Rita Mayol

Nanoscience Educator

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

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Biography

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Mayol obtained a doctoral degree in Organometallic Chemistry from Cornell University in 2000. Mayol completed a postdoctoral appointment in Flavor Chemistry at Cornell University, under the supervision of Dr. Terry Acree, and a Research and Development appointment at Consorzio di Ricerca Lattiero Caseario (CorFiLaC) in Sicily, Italy. Mayol has been an active researcher in Chemical Education since August 2001 in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Her work focus in creating educational materials designed to promote effective and deep learning and the development of advanced cognitive levels in students. In her research, she uses assessment as a focal point to determine the effectiveness of the materials created and their implementation. Mayol works in the areas of Organic and Physical Chemistry. Mayol also designs web-based modules with a constructivist approach to aid students visualize difficult concepts such as Molecular Geometry. This work is financed by the Department of Education. Her role in IFN is to create, implement and test laboratory experiences and modules that use the advances in nano science and technology to teach fundamental concepts. Currently this work is being geared towards advanced courses such as Physical Chemistry and Modern Physics, but it will be implemented at all levels (K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels). Mayol coordinates successful undergraduate tutoring program and a graduate mentoring program (NSF-AGEP-PR).

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Teams

Educational Team

Phone

+1-787-764-0000 ext. 5807

Direct phone

787 763-6108

Fax

+1-787-764-1588

E-mail

armayol hotmail com

Education

Appointments

2012–present NASA URC Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials Co-Director, Univeristy of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2011–present Bridge-to-the Doctorate Program Cohort 9 Co-PI and Project Director, Resource Center for Science and Engineering, San Juan, PR, United States
2010–present Bridge-to-the-doctorate Program Cohort #8, , Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Puerto Rico, United States
2009–present Co-PI and Project Manager, GK-12 Program: "From Hectareas to Nanometers: GK-12 Multidisciplinary Explorations of Tropical Ecosystems and Functional Nanoscience", Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Puerto Rico, United States
2009–present Education and Outreach Director, Resource Center for Science and Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, United States
2009–present Co-PI, PR-LSAMP, Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Puerto Rico, United States
2009–present Co-PI, Bridge-to-the-doctorate Program Cohort #7, Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Puerto Rico, United States
2009–present Recommended for Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, Puerto Rico, United States
2008–present Education an Outreach Director, NASA Center for Advanced Nanoscale Materials, San Juan, PR, United States
2008–2011 CoPI, MSEIP GRant, San Juan, PR, United States
2008–2011 Project Manager, PR-AGEP Program, Resource Center for Science and Engineering, Puerto Rico, United States
2007–2008 Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, College of Natural Sciences, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2007–present Education and Outreach Coordinator, Institute of Functional Nanomaterials (IFN), San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2007–present Task Force Member, Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN), San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2002–2005 Academic Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2002–present Mentoring Coordinator, NSF-AGEP Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2002–2007 Coordinator, Organic Chemistry Tutoring Program, Department of Chemistry, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
2001–present Assistant Professor , Department of Chemistry, UPR-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
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