Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rebecca Sansom

Rebecca Sansom

Office: C161 BNSN
Office Phone: 801-422-9089
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B.A., Boston University (2001)

A.M., Harvard University (2005)

M.Ed. Southern Utah University (2013)

Curriculum Vitae


“Assessment of reasoning strategies used by undergraduate chemistry students when interpreting experimental observations" Katie Collins, Jacey Reynolds, Rebecca Sansom, in preparation.

"Increasing student use of an online homework system dashboard through the lens of self-determination theory"Robert Bodily, Carrie Hansen, Rebecca Sansom, in preparation.

"Effect of Open Educational Resource Options on Textbook Use and Performance in General Chemistry" Robert Bodily, John Hilton, Ross Larsen, Rebecca Sansom, in preparation.

“Uncovering student thinking through the Science Literacy Framework” Rebecca Sansom, Chemistry Solutions, v. 1,no. 2, 4 November 2014,

American Association of Chemistry Teachers Online Classroom Resources: “Constructing Ionic Compounds”, “Finding Absolute Zero”, “Limiting Reactant”, and “Nuclear Energy Power Plants”.

“A classical trajectory study of “supercollision” relaxation of hot pyrazine with CO2” Ziman Li, Rebecca Sansom, Sara Bonella, David Coker and Amy Mullin, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, v. 109, no. 34, pp. 7657 -7666, 5 August 2005.

“Vibrational Energy Gain in the í2 Bending Mode of Water via Collisions with Hot Pyrazine (Evib = 37 900 cm-1):Insights into the Dynamics of Energy Flow”. Michael S. Elioff, Rebecca L. Sansom, Amy S. Mullin. Journal of PhysicalChemistry A, v. 104, no. 45, pp. 10304-10311, 16 November 2000.

“State-resolved collisional quenching of highly vibrationally excited pyridine by water: The role of strong electrostatic attraction in VàRT energy transfer”. Michael S. Elioff, Margaret Fraelich, Rebecca L. Sansom, Amy S. Mullin. Journal of Chemical Physics v. 111, no. 8, pp. 3517-3525, 22 August 1999.