MaryKay Orgill and Sarah York (both Chemistry and Biochemistry) wrote a research article that was published in the Journal of Chemical Education and also was selected to be featured in American Chemical Society (ACS) Editors' Choice. The selection of these articles is based on recommendations by the scientific editors of ACS journals from around the world. Only 365 articles are selected each year for Editors' Choice.
The article, "An Introduction to Systems Thinking for the Chemistry Education Community," discusses the historical development, describes the key characteristics, and presents some skills and competencies associated with systems thinking. The intention is to provide chemical educators with enough basic information about systems thinking that they can consider why and how such an approach might be applied in the education of both future chemists and future global citizens.
York, '19 BS Life Sciences, works with Orgill's research group and is pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry at UNLV.