Profile for Amanda Spiewak

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Specialty area(s)

Organometallic Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, General Chemistry

Brief biography

I'm originally from a small town in Massachusetts called Charlton. I attended the University of New Haven in CT for my undergraduate education and received B.S. degrees in chemistry as well as forensic science in 2015. After that, I decided to continue my education at the University of Rochester, NY where I earned an M.S. in chemistry before my research group moved to the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where I completed my Ph.D. in chemistry in 2020. I was very excited to accept a position at UWL following this and will be teaching CHM 103L! When I'm not teaching, I'm usually painting, working on cosplays for the next Con/Halloween, or saving imaginary realms in Dungeons and Dragons.

Current courses at UWL

CHM 103 Labs


Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Dudley, MA

B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Forensic Science, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

M.S. Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

        Advisor: Professor Daniel J. Weix, studying new methodology for C-C bond formation

       Public Engagement with Science is Fun and WISL advised by Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri


Teaching history

Advanced Honors General Chemistry TA (2018)
Organic Chemistry, NMR TA (2016)
General Chemistry Laboratory TA (2013-2015)
Analytical Methods Laboratory TA (2015)
Synthetic Methods in Chemistry TA (2015)
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory TA (2014-2015)
Organic Chemistry Laboratory TA (2013-2014)