Bhawani Venkataraman


Bhawani Venkataraman is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School. Educated as a physical chemist, her research is in the field of chemical education and focuses on understanding ways to engage students in learning chemistry. Currently she is investigating two approaches: 1) the use of visualization tools to assist students in “seeing” molecules and molecular interactions and 2) the use of contexts as a motivator and learning tool. Her research also looks at ways to effectively communicate scientific research to non-scientists on issues such as water quality, air pollution and climate change. She is currently working on a visual, interactive tool to explore the science and societal issues around energy sources. She is writing a book which explores the relationship between the chemistry of water and why this chemistry must inform solutions and policies to address the global challenge of access to safe drinking water.

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