News & Events

December 5, 2017
Vashti Sawtelle & BLiSS Physics Course Featured in MSU Today
Vashti Sawtelle & BLiSS Physics Course Featured in MSU Today

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle and her studio course, Briggs Life Science Studio (BLiSS) Physics, is featured in MSU Today.

November 29, 2017
Danny receives President's Distinguished Teaching Award
Danny receives President's Distinguished Teaching Award

PERL co-director Danny Caballero wins the President's Distinguished Teaching Award

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.

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 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).