Physics Education Research Seminars
Spring 2016

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

Refreshments at 2:50 pm



Speaker Title
20 Jan.

Laura Merner
American Institute of Physics

Physicists: Their Education and Career Paths

3 Feb.

Mark Reeves
George Washington University

From Random Walks to Brownian Motion, from Diffusion to Entropy, From Order to Chaos: Adding Biofocus and adopting SCALEUP in the Introductory Physics Class (at the same time)

17 Feb.

Joe Martin
Michigan State University

What Does it Mean for Physics to Be Fundamental?

2 Mar.

Gerd Kortemeyer
Michigan State University

It's all in the data! But what is it?

16 Mar.

Sanjay Rebello
Purdue University

Applying Ideas of Visual Cognition to Problem Solving in Physics

30 Mar.

Tim Stelzer
University of Illinois

Mastering Mastery

13 Apr.

Benjamin Zwickl
Rochester Institute of Technology

Taking PER into the workplace: A study of math, physics, and communication in physics-intensive careers

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

Fall Semester 2015 PER Seminar schedule

Spring Semester 2015 PER Seminar schedule