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Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound 2024

June 20, 2024 - June 23, 2024 in Diablo, Washington at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center

The fifth Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound  (FFPERPS) conference was held June 20-23, 2024, at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center FFPERPS is a regional conference, open to physics educators – including physics education researchers and teachers of physics – in the Cascadia region and beyond. The conference is designed to increase communication and collaboration. The conference provides a forum for examining and articulating current themes, best practices, and research directions in physics education, as well as discussing promising new areas to explore in teaching and research. The structure of the conference includes plenary talks, targeted breakout sessions, contributed poster sessions, and substantial free time for informal interactions.

The plenary speakers for the 2024 conference are

  • Saalih Allie
  • Ben Geller
  • Simone Hyater-Adams
  • Thanh Lê
  • Suzanne White (Brahmia)

Registration included lodging and meals as well as all conference sessions. You may register to bring guests, who can enjoy the natural environment while you attend the conference. The registration deadline was in May 2024.

Questions?  Contact the conference organizers: ffperps@gmail.com, or

Andrew Boudreaux, Western Washington University
Abigail Daane, South Seattle College
Joss Ives, University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Gina Quan, San José State University

The following series of targeted sessions/workshops are being offered:
  • Annie Chase and Brianne Gutmann, San José State University, "Valuing student expertise in group work"
  • Bruce Gowe, Darryl Dietrich and Naemi Fiechter, Penticton Secondary School, "Statistical Pipe Dreams", A hands-on look at a high school level lab involving standing waves that provides an opportunity for teachers to facilitate discussions with students regarding standard errors, model breaking, and goodness of fit tests
  • Gina Quan, San José State University, and Leslie Atkins, Boise State University, "Learning in Interaction: Interacting Scales of Research"