Faculty Fellows: Zhiqiang Molly Wang Critical Thinking in the STEM Field
Dr. Zhiqiang (Molly) Wang
Dr. Zhiqiang (Molly) Wang, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been teaching at Kent State since August 2007. She earned a Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Wang has been awarded grant funding from the American Heart Association and Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. In addition, she has received numerous scholarship awards, a Paper of the Week award from the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Farris Innovation award, William E. Lower Award and Kent State University Summer Research and Creativity Awards. She also has been awarded Distinguished Teaching Award from KSU in 2017. Dr. Wang has fifty publications in high caliber scholarly journals including the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemistry, Protein Science, Biochemie, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, International Journal of Nanomedicine, BMC Biochemistry, Chemistry of Materials, FEBS J., Biochem. J., Journal of Rare Earth, and others. She is a co-author of a book chapter of “The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry”. In addition, she has presented her work at numerous scientific conferences across the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, France, Greece and China. Dr. Wang also actively engage in local community service as being a science fair judge, Science Olympiad coach, Keynote speaker and organizer of “Women in Stems” and Honors Symposium presenter.
Critical thinking is an essential skill for our students. The workshop will cover how critical thinking skills are viewed in different STEM disciplines and how our faculty help students develop and evaluate such skills in undergraduate and graduate courses. This interactive workshop will provide the opportunity for faculty to share their own experiences in cultivating critical thinking skills.