Dr. Michael Obsniuk Defends His PhD!
PERL members Paul Irving, Paul Hamerski, and Ashleigh Leary have won College of Natural Science teaching awards.
PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle and colleagues published Bridging the gaps: How students seek disciplinary coherence in introductory physics for life science in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
Nick Young and colleagues published Characterizing mathematical problem solving in physics-related workplaces using epistemic games in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
Rachel and collaborators publish paper exploring the structure of misconceptions in the Force Concept Inventory with modified module analysis in Physical Review Physics Education Research.
PERL alumnus Abhilash Nair and PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle publish Operationalizing relevance in physics education: Using a systems view to expand our conception of making physics relevant in PRPER.
PERL welcomes 4 new graduate students and 1 new research associate for the 2019 academic year.
PERL co-director Danny Caballero published a paper in the The Physics Teacher titled PICUP: A Community of Teachers Integrating Computation into Undergraduate Physics Courses.
PERL professor Katie Hinko and collaborators have published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Deconstructing Black physics identity: Linking individual and social constructs using the critical physics identity framework.
Dr. Kelsey Funkhouser Defends Her PhD!
PERL Members Alexis Knaub, John Aiken, and Danny Caballero curate focused collection on quantitative methods in PER.
PERL postdoc Rachel Henderson and collaborators publish an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Partitioning the gender gap in physics conceptual inventories: Force Concept Inventory, Force and Motion Conceptual Evaluation, and Conceptual Survey of Electricity and Magnetism.
PERL members John Aiken, Rachel Henderson, and Danny Caballero have published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research title Modeling Student Pathways in a Physics Bachelor's Degree Program.
PERL members Angie Little, Bridget Humphrey, Abigail Green, Abhilash Nair, and Vashti Sawtelle published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Exploring mindset’s applicability to students’ experiences with challenge in transformed college physics courses.
PERL Undergrad Matt Ring helps create MSU Physics Education in Ghana Initiative
PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle has won the Spirit of Ability Award.
PERL members Nick Young, Grant Allen, John Aiken, Rachel Henderson, and Danny Caballero have published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Identifying features predictive of faculty integrating computation into physics courses.
Postdoc Dena Izadi has won a grant from MSU's Broad Art Lab for her project "The Schrodinger’s Cat is in Town!"
PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle, PERL alumni Abhilash Nair, and colleagues have published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Epistemological progress in physics and its impact on biology.
We're proud to announce that the PERL Team has contributed to 16 PERC Papers in 2018.