News & Events

December 6, 2017
PER Seminar
PER Seminar
Natasha Holmes
Teaching and assessing critical thinking in intro physics labs
November 8, 2017
PER Seminar
PER Seminar
Jackie Chini
Supporting All Students in Evidence-based STEM Courses with Universal Design for Learning
September 11, 2017
Vashti Sawtelle & Angie Little appear in The Physics Teacher
Vashti Sawtelle & Angie Little appear in The Physics Teacher

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle and researcher Angie Little have been featured in the "Race and Physics Teaching" special collection of The Physics Teacher.

July 25, 2017
NSF grant awarded to Katie Hinko
NSF grant awarded to Katie Hinko

PERL co-director Katie Hinko has recently been awarded an NSF Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) grant to study the landscape of informal physics programming.

July 17, 2017
NSF grant awarded to PERL team
NSF grant awarded to PERL team

Physics professors Danny Caballero and Paul Irving along with Education faculty David Stroupe ana Niral Shah were awarded an NSF STEM+C grant to help high school physics teachers integrate computing into their courses and study the effects on learning, instruction, and participation.

January 25, 2017
Danny Caballero to deliver TRUSE plenary
Danny Caballero to deliver TRUSE plenary

PERL co-director Danny Caballero has been invited to deliver a plenary at the interdisciplinary Transforming Research in Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) conference held in Minneapolis (July 5 - 9, 2017).

December 16, 2016
Paul Irving publishes paper on physics identity
Paul Irving publishes paper on physics identity

Assistant Professor Paul Irving published on a set of case-studies that unpack how undergraduate physics majors may develop a physics subject specific identity. 

December 15, 2016
Kelsey Funkhouser defends thesis proposal
Kelsey Funkhouser defends thesis proposal

Fourth year astrophysics graduate student Kelsey Funkhouser has successfully defended her thesis proposal.

December 10, 2016
Prof. Danny Caballero & team in Norway to develop Center for Computing in Science Education
Prof. Danny Caballero & team in Norway to develop Center for Computing in Science Education

PERL Co-Director Danny Caballero has partnered with a team led by Anders Malthe-Sørenssen, professor of physics at the University of Oslo, Norway to develop the Center for Computing in Science Education (CCSE), which is one of 4 projects recently awarded the prestigious status of Center for Excellence in Education in Norway

December 10, 2016
PERL graduate student Abhilash Nair awarded S3 grant
PERL graduate student Abhilash Nair awarded S3 grant

Abhilash Nair, a second year physics PhD student, was awarded a $10,000 Science + Society @ State (S3) grant for his project, "Vital Signs: Bridging & Democratizing Physics."

December 9, 2016
Prof. Vashti Sawtelle to deliver plenary at FFPER 2017
Prof. Vashti Sawtelle to deliver plenary at FFPER 2017

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle has been invited to deliver a plenary at the biennial Foundation and Frontiers of Physics Education Research Conferenceheld in Bar Harbor, ME (June 19-23, 2017).