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PERC 2013 Proceedings Paper Award - finalists and winner
The winner of the 2013 PERC Proceedings Paper Award is Content knowledge for teaching energy: An example from middle-school physical science.

Finalist papers included: Students' dynamic geometric reasoning about quantum spin-1/2 states and Development and results from a survey on students' views of experiments in lab classes and research.
published by PERLOC on January 30, 2014
Educators explore innovative "theater" as a way to learn physics
New press release:  In a study released this week, education researchers found that personifying energy allowed students to grapple with difficult ideas about how energy works.
published by PERG on July 23, 2013
PERC 2013 Abstract Submission is open
Invited abstracts are due by May 24. Contributed abstracts are due by May 31.
published on May 1, 2013

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Past Events

Physics Education Research Conference 2021

Aug 04, 2021 - Aug 05, 2021 in Online
AAPT and the PER Topical Group event

PERC 2021 will be held August 4, 2021 - August 5, 2021 online.  The theme will be "Making Physics More Inclusive and Eliminating Exclusionary Practices in Physics."

Physics Education Research Conference 2020

Jul 22, 2020 - Jul 23, 2020 in Grand Rapids, MI
AAPT and the PER Topical Group event

PERC 2020 will be held July 22-23, 2020 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The theme will be "Insights, Reflections, & Future Directions: Emergent Themes in the Evolving PER Community."

FFPER: Puget Sound 2020

Jun 18, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020

The fifth FFPERPS (Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research: Puget Sound) conference will be held June 18-21, 2020 at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center.

Physics Education Research Conference 2019

Jul 24, 2019 - Jul 25, 2019 in Provo, UT
AAPT and the PER Topical Group event

PERC 2019 will be held July 24-25, 2019 in Provo, UT.  The theme will be "Physics Outside of the Classroom: Teaching, Learning, and Cultural Engagement in Informal Physics Environments."

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