Physics Education Research Lab
Brean and Katie publish paper on understanding identity development in informal physics programsREAD MORE
The Physics Education Research Lab at Michigan State University (PERL@MSU) is an interdisciplinary collaboration that studies: how students in learn physics and engage in physics practice, social and contextual factors that promote student learning and engagement, assessments (conceptual learning, epistemology, and practice), and educational technology use and practice.
We support work in a variety of contexts from pre-college to post-graduate. Our research group includes faculty, staff, postdocs, and students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the College of Education, Lyman Briggs College, the CREATE for STEM Institute, and Science Studies at State.
From new members to new titles, PERL is growing
PERL members Brean Prefontaine and Katie Hinko published Community of practice approach for understanding identity development within informal physics programs in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
PERL co-director Danny Caballero and colleagues published Thematic analysis of 18 years of physics education research conference proceedings using natural language processing in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle has been awarded tenure.