Physics Education Research: Research at the Undergraduate Level

Thursday, October 16, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 408A (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Ximena Cid, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Washington

Description: This session is intended for all conference participants interested in Physics Education Research (PER), one of the largest Discipline-based Education Research (DBER) fields. PER is the teaching and learning of physics conducted by physicists utilizing scientific methodologies. The speakers in this session will highlight research focused on the undergraduate population.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Physics education research: What is it and what can we do?
Ximena Cid, PhD , Postdoctoral Research Associate , University of Washington
10:40 AM
Some Aspects of the Role of Spatial Intelligence in STEM Learning
Ramon Lopez, PhD , Professor of Physics , University of Texas at Arlington
11:00 AM
Research as a Guide for Examining Inconsistencies in Student Reasoning in Physics
Mila Kryjevskaia, PhD , Assistant Professor , North Dakota State University
11:20 AM
"Surrounded by Nerds," Physics Education Research and the Upper Division
Michael Loverude, PhD , Professor , Calfornia State University of Fullerton