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.
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.
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).
Assistant Professor Paul Irving published on a set of case-studies that unpack how undergraduate physics majors may develop a physics subject specific identity.
Fourth year astrophysics graduate student Kelsey Funkhouser has successfully defended her thesis proposal.
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."
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.
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).