Physics Education Research Seminars
Fall 2016

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

Refreshments at 2:50 pm



Speaker Title
7 Sep.

Alice Olmstead
Western Michigan University

An Assessment of Professional Development for Astronomy and Physics Faculty: Expanding Our Vision of How To Support Faculty?s Learning About Teaching

21 Sep.

David Stroupe
Michigan State University

What's in a name: Science practices, epistemic agency, and the purpose of science classrooms

5 Oct.

Ben Geller
Swarthmore College

Sources of student interest and engagement in Introductory Physics for Life Science (IPLS)

19 Oct.

Alexa Warwick & Melissa Kjelvik
Michigan State University

Data Nuggets: Increase your broader impacts while improving science education

2 Nov.

Julia Svoboda Gouvea
Tufts University

What were we supposed to learn? Epistemologically-oriented design in introductory biology labs

16 Nov.

Lin Ding
The Ohio State University

Theorizing Quantitative Physics Education Research

30 Nov.

Gina Passante
Cal State Fullerton

Research as a tool to improve the teaching and learning of quantum mechanics

14 Dec.

Katie Ansell
University of Illinois

What happens when students do physics experiments in their dorm rooms? It all comes down to design.

For information or special accommodations please E-mail Lerena Heintzelman at cunni161 at

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