Physics Education Research

How do we figure out the best way to teach physics? We measure it! Research in physics education attempts to use the powerful tools of math and physics to quantify the success of different approaches to teaching.

Richard Steinberg

Activities include research into student understanding of physics/science, work with pre-service and in-service science teachers, and outreach.

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Recent Publication: Understanding and affecting science teacher candidates' scientific reasoning in introductory astrophysics (2013)

James Hedberg

I work with undergrads building online physics education resources. These include javascript simulations and AR apps, among others. Also, we are building data viz capabilities for the planetarium. If you're interested in the merger of coding+physics+data, then please reach out and let's see if we can build something great!

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Recent Publication: DIY Science Sims (2018)