Physics Education Research Seminars
Fall 2015

Every other Wednesday at 3:00 pm,
Room 1400, Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building

Refreshments at 2:50 pm



Speaker Title
9 Sept.

Shannon Schmoll
Michigan State University

Understanding Informal Leanring Environments
23 Sept.

Mel Sabella
Chicago State University

Leveraging student cultural toolkits to create effective STEM learning spaces
7 Oct.

Joe Kozminski
Lewis University

Improving Student Learning and Skill Development in the Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Curriculum
21 Oct.

Emily Dare
Michigan Technological University

Exploring Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Physics and Physics-Related Careers
4 Nov.

Eleanor Close
Texas State University

Creating an inclusive teaching & learning community through the Learning Assistant program model
18 Nov.

Alicia Alonzo
Michigan State University

Learning Progressions, Student Thinking, and Teacher Reasoning: Applying Scientific Model Criteria to Evaluate a Learning Progression for Force and Motion
2 Dec.

Alex Maries
University of Cincinnati

Role of multiple representations in physics problem solving

For information or special accommodations please E-mail Kim Crosslan at crosslan at

Spring Semester 2015 PER Seminar schedule