Physics Education Research Seminars
Spring 2015

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

Refreshments at 2:50 pm



Speaker Title
21 Jan

James T. Laverty
Michigan State University

Transforming Introductory Physics Courses at Michigan State University
4 Feb

Danny Caballero
Michigan State University

Modeling + Computation: "Project"-based Learning in Introductory Mechanics
18 Feb

Adrienne Traxler
Wright State University

Attitude shifts in introductory physics: An equity perspective
4 Mar

Charles Henderson
Western Michigan University

Improving Undergraduate STEM Instruction: Lessons for change agents from each of the four core change strategies
18 Mar

Abigail Daane
Seattle Pacific University

K-12 Teacher Understanding of Energy Conservation: Conceptual Metaphor, Dissipation, and Degradation
1 Apr

Melanie Cooper
Michigan State University

Understanding energy across the disciplines
15 Apr

Ernest Behringer
Eastern Michigan University

What is a physics major in the 21st century?
29 Apr

Andrew Heckler
The Ohio State University

Measuring physics understanding on time scales from milliseconds to months

Morton Hjorth-Jensen
Michigan State University & University of Oslo

Integrating a Computational Perspective in the Basic Science Education

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

Fall Semester 2014 PER Seminar schedule