home - login - register

Physics Education Research Conference 2015 Schedule

Critical examination of laboratory-centered instruction and experimental research in physics education

The Physics Education Research Conference was held July 29-30, 2015.

The Wednesday evening Banquet and Thursday activities were relocated to the Greenbelt Marriott

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Bridging Session

Welcoming remarks from the PERC Organizing Committee (20 min.)

Sandra Laursen
Challenges and opportunities for measuring student outcomes of undergraduate research (25 min. talk + 10 min questions)

Natasha Holmes
Developing quantitative critical thinking in the introductory physics laboratory (25 min. talk + 10 min questions)

5:00pm - 6:30pm

David T. Brookes
The challenge of implementing education research: A holistic and dynamical systems perspective

6:30pm - 6:55pm
Physical Review Special Topics PER 10th Anniversary Celebration (with cake!)
7:00pm - 8:30pm
1st Poster session
Odd-numbered posters will be presented during the first 45 minutes of the session. Even-numbered posters will be presented during the second 45 minutes of the session.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
8:30am - 10:00am
2nd Poster Session
Odd-numbered posters will be presented during the first 45 minutes of the session. Even-numbered posters will be presented during the second 45 minutes of the session.
10:30am - 12:00pm
Parallel Session I

Examining metacognition and epistemology in introductory labs: Video Workshop
Organizer: Ayush Gupta
Presenters: L. Conlin, A. Elby, A. Gupta

Talk Symposium
New developments in high school labs
Moderator: Eugenia Etkina
Presenters: D. Bugge, E. Etkina, J. Funkhouser, D. Gende, M. Lietz, J. Nucci, J. Overhiser

Custom Format
Bridging educational research and practice: Supporting undergraduate research experiences in physics
Organizers: Gina Quan & Chandra Turpen
Presenters: S. 5 Hanshaw, Dimitri Dounas-Frazer, Heather Lewandowski, Sandra Laursen, Kartik Sheth, Anna Zaniewski

Teaching measurement and uncertainty
Organizer: Saalih Allie

Talk Symposium
Research on student conceptions of integration in math and physics
Discussant: Michael Loverude
Moderator: Warren Christensen
Presenters: V. L. Sealey, J. F. Wagner, J. R. Thompson, Leanne Doughty, Dehui Hu

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Parallel Session II

Talk Symposium
Research methodologies in laboratory contexts
Moderator: Eleanor C. Sayre
Presenters: D. R. Dounas-Frazer, N. D. Finkelstein, S. V. Franklin, P. W. Irving, M. B. Kustusch, H. J. Lewandowski, C. Ptak, E. C. Sayre, M. R. Stetzer, K. L. Van De Bogart, B. M. Zwickl

Data-centered teacher professional development
Organizer: Michael Wittmann
Presenters: C. Alvarado, A. Axthelm, G. Kranich

Talk Symposium
The role of design in labs
Moderator: Katerina Visnjic
Presenters: N. Davidovic, E. Etkina, S. Faletic, A. Karelina, K. Kelih, E. Laffey, J. Nucci, G. Planinšic, C. Riihimaki, C. Sealfon, K. Visnjic, X. Zou

Talk Symposium
Disentangling student reasoning from conceptual understanding
Discussant: Beth Lindsey
Presenters: J. Gaffney, A. Heckler, M. Kryjevskaia

Poster Symposium
Student learning with PhET simulations: Beyond conceptual gains in classroom settings
Discussant: Andrew Elby
Moderator: Eric Kuo
Presenters: W. Adams, E. Bumbacher, D. Butler, L. Conlin, A. Elby, A. Gupta, J. Ives, V. Kaul, H. Ma, G. Rieger, I. Roll, S. Salehi, N. Yee, C. Wieman

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coffee Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Closing Plenary

Helen Quinn
What does a vision for K-12 Science education have to do with PER?