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John Domyancich

Education Outreach Supervisor

John Domyancich is Education Programs and Outreach’s Learning Center Lead, where he engages middle through high school students in scientific inquiry, creating immersive experiences that highlight the work and mission of Argonne research.

Biography

John Domyancich is Education Programs and Outreach’s Learning Center Lead, where he leads a team of Educators that focus on engaging middle through high school students in scientific inquiry, creating immersive experiences that highlight the work and mission of Argonne research. John plans and orchestrates Argonne’s summer camp and high school research programs, and he is also responsible for the Learning Lab field trips. His goal is to inspire and guide the next generation of Argonne scientists through STEM pathways.

John taught high school science for 11 years before joining Argonne in 2015.  During his teaching career, he created student-centered classrooms and developed STEM curricula to integrate collaboration, technology and conceptual model development into the learning experience. To prepare himself for a career teaching science, he earned an M.A. in Secondary Education from Western Illinois University as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iowa.

John is a member of the American Modeling Teachers Association and the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers. He is also active in the National Math and Science Initiative and the College Board. Outside work, he likes to run and spend time with his wife and three daughters.

Presentations

Sturner, K., Bruozas, M. and Domyancich, J. 11-14 April 2019. Empowering Experiences for Girls in Computer Science. National Science Teachers Association Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Domyancich, J., Kim, H. and Sturner, K. 3 November 2017. Think Like a Scientist! Scientific Dispositions and NGSS Practice Skills. Northwestern STEM Summit, Chicago, IL.

Domyancich, J. 13 June 2016. Under the Lab Coat: What Scientists Really Do. Northwestern STEM Summit, Lemont, IL.

Publications

Domyancich, J. M. (2014). The development of multiple-choice items consistent with the AP chemistry curriculum framework to more accurately assess deeper understanding. Journal of Chemical Education (9), 1347-1351.

Hay, D. N., Adams, J. A., Carpenter, J., DeVries, S. L., Domyancich, J., Dumser, B., …& Messerle, L. (2004). Facile reduction of early transition metal halides with nonconventional, mild reductants. 6. A new, lower-temperature, solid-state synthesis of the cluster hexamolybdenum dodecachloride Mo 6 Cl 12 from MoCl 5, via chloromolybdic acid, (H3O)2[Mo63-Cl)8Cl66H2O. Inorganica chimica acta, 357 (3), 644-648.

Grants

Curriculum Writer: Precipitating Change: Embedding computational thinking into the middle school science classroom. STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) total project $2.5M DRL- 1640088.