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Danny publishes paper about prevalence and nature of computational instruction December 20, 2018 Danny publishes paper about prevalence and nature of computational instruction

PERL co-director Danny Caballero and collaborator Laura Merner have published an article in Physical Review Physics Education Research titled Prevalence and nature of computational instruction in undergraduate physics programs across the United States.

Dr. Abhilash Nair Defends His PhD! December 7, 2018 Dr. Abhilash Nair Defends His PhD!

Dr. Abhilash Nair Defends His PhD!

Kelsey wins Excellence in Teaching Award November 16, 2018 Kelsey wins Excellence in Teaching Award

PhD student Kelsey Funkhouser has been awarded an Excellence-in-Teaching Citation from the College of Natural Science.

Abhilash and Vashti Publish Paper About Using an IOLab to Visualize Equipotential Lines October 19, 2018 Abhilash and Vashti Publish Paper About Using an IOLab to Visualize Equipotential Lines

Graduate student Abhilash Nair and PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle have published an article in The Physics Teacher about Real-time Visualization of Equipotential Lines Using the IOLab.

Vashti Publishes Article About an Analytic Framework to Characterize Student Reasoning September 5, 2018 Vashti Publishes Article About an Analytic Framework to Characterize Student Reasoning

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle, PERL alumni K.K. Mashood, and colleagues have published an article in Life Science Education titled Developing an Analytical Framework to Characterize Student Reasoning about Complex Processes.

Angie publishes article in The Physics Teacher August 30, 2018 Angie publishes article in The Physics Teacher

Angie Little and colleague published a paper in The Physics Teacher titled On the Importance of Engaging Students in Crafting Definitions.

Dr. Alanna Pawlak Defends Her PhD! July 23, 2018 Dr. Alanna Pawlak Defends Her PhD!

Dr. Alanna Pawlak Defends Her PhD!

Katie Publishes Article on a Critical Look at Physics Identity June 1, 2018 Katie Publishes Article on a Critical Look at Physics Identity

Prof. Katie Hinko and her collaborators, Simone Hyater-Adams, Claudia Fracchiolla, Noah Finkelstein, have published an article investigating a framework for examining race and physics identity.

Vashti Publishes Article on Modeling Instruction for University Physics May 11, 2018 Vashti Publishes Article on Modeling Instruction for University Physics

PERL co-director Vashti Sawtelle and colleagues have published an article on Modeling Instruction for University Physics in the European Journal of Physics

Dr. Daryl McPadden Defends Her PhD! March 21, 2018 Dr. Daryl McPadden Defends Her PhD!

Daryl McPadden successfully defended her PhD. Congratulations Daryl!

PERL Members Publish 10 PERC Papers March 13, 2018 PERL Members Publish 10 PERC Papers

We're proud to announce that the PERL Team has contributed to 10 PERC Papers in 2017.

Prof. Katie Hinko Wins $10,000 S3 Grant February 8, 2018 Prof. Katie Hinko Wins $10,000 S3 Grant

Prof. Katie Hinko is leading a team that was awarded a $10,000 Science and Society @ State grant. Working with Prof. Megan Halpern, their project titled: Hidden Value: Investigating the Physics Demonstration as Aesthetic Experience looks to explore physics demonstrations as meaningful experiences.

Angie publishes in Journal of Science Teacher Education February 2, 2018 Angie publishes in Journal of Science Teacher Education

Angie Little and colleagues published a paper in the Journal of Science Teacher Education titled: Building Reflective Practices in a Pre-service Math and Science Teacher Education Course That Focuses on Qualitative Video Analysis

Vashti & Danny Named 2018 Teacher-Scholars January 31, 2018 Vashti & Danny Named 2018 Teacher-Scholars

Vashti Sawtelle and Danny Caballero were both named 2018 Teacher-Scholars for their fantastic teaching and research: 

http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2018/2018-teacher-scholar-awards/

Vashti Sawtelle featured in Engaged Scholar Newsletter January 24, 2018 Vashti Sawtelle featured in Engaged Scholar Newsletter

Prof. Vashti Sawtelle is featured in the January issue of the Engaged Scholar Newsletter. The article titled: Can Physics Educators Create a More Encouraging Environment for Black, Latino, and Native American Science Students? discusses how physics educators can help build more inclusive and supportive classrooms.

Nick Young publishes paper on item tree analysis January 23, 2018 Nick Young publishes paper on item tree analysis

Graduate student Nick Young published a paper investigating students' accuracy in determining the period, frequency, and angular frequency from mathematical and graphical representations.

Alanna Pawlak publishes paper on modes of collaboration January 15, 2018 Alanna Pawlak publishes paper on modes of collaboration

Graduate student Alanna Pawlak published a paper examining how students interact in groups in the physics classroom which introduced the modes of collaboration framework.

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

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

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

Vashti Sawtelle & Angie Little appear in The Physics Teacher September 11, 2017 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.

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