Sarah completed her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Earlham College, gained a Master’s in Science Education from Teacher’s College, and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Columbia University. Prior to teaching she worked as an analytical chemist and joined the Columbia faculty in 2004. Her research focuses on understanding visual problem solving in Chemistry.
Hansen, S. J. R., F. Moore Mensah, and P. Gordon. Using multimodal data to triangulate student problem solving patterns, J. Chem. Educ. Comms. (in press)
Hansen, S. J. R., F. Moore Mensah, and P. Gordon. (2015) A Multimodal Examination of Visual Problem Solving, American Chemical Society Division of Chemistry Education Spring 2015 ConfChem http://confchem.ccce.divched.org/2015SpringConfChemP3
Hansen, S. J. R., (2014) Multimodal representational problem solving among college General Chemistry students. Ph.D., Columbia University, 180pp
Kitchen as lab: Extracting chromosomes from berries, Popular Mechanics, March 2013
Electroplating: Laying down circuits using a mainstay of industrial chemistry, Popular Mechanics, May 2013