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Sheri Caine

About Me:
Hi All! I'm Ms. Caine, and this is my thirteenth year in this district and my second year at Eisenhower.  This year I'll be teaching Chemistry and Physical Science, while in previous years I have also taught Physics and honors/AP levels of Chemistry and Physics.  I am also the GSA Sponsor here at Eisenhower.  I studied Chemistry and Physics and earned my teaching certificate at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.  I participated in several research projects during my undergraduate years, including synthesizing an enantioselective rhodium-based catalyst, establishing the quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy parameters to measure the differences in secondary metabolites of genetically modified yeast (funded by the Merck Corporation and presented at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research at Dominican University in California in 2007), synthesizing a lubricant for metalworking through esterification reactions, and analyzing the kinetics of the transesterification reaction of yellow grease into biodiesel for my senior project.  I also worked for the United States Department of Energy through a program for science teachers to do research over the summer, working at Argonne National Laboratory in tribology (the study of friction) and in the Center for Nanoscale Materials using an ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscope to image DNA-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes.  After my two-year program with the Department of Energy ended, I went back to school to earn my Master's Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Educational Psychology.  I later received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Science from the University of La Verne online.  I am currently working on my doctorate (Ph.D.) from Texas Tech University in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Global STEM Education.  I have finished my coursework and am starting my dissertation, focusing on epistemological framing in physics (how students solve problems and what the students think is essential information when solving physics problems). 
 
Outside of teaching and learning, I enjoy spending time with my 4-year-old son, Corbin. I'm also an avid Chicago Bears and LA Rams fan; the Bears are number one in my heart.  I also like college football and follow the University of Michigan; I go to at least one Michigan game every year.  Finally, I enjoy participating in several Fantasy Football leagues, playing video games, shopping, watching TV/ movies, and 3D printing (the printers are in my classroom). 
Contact Information:
Class Codes:
  • Chemistry
    • Google Classroom Code: vr7ltvx
    • Remind: 44k7cg
  • Physical Science
    • Google Classroom Code: i7ctndc
    • Remind: b27aaa
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