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Abstract Title: Computational Physics Undergraduate Research Experience (A Case Study)
Abstract: There is a growing trend of inclusion of more research programs into undergraduate education.  In spite of that, the assessment of undergraduate-research experience in physics is limited.  This presentation describes a ten-week undergraduate summer research experience in computational physics in the field of biophysics for two upper division physics students at Cal Poly Pomona.  The analysis of Pre/Post test data suggests more gains on research methodologies and skills than actual physical concepts underling the research project. We also discuss student attitude change measured by survey and interviews.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Homeyra Sadaghiani
California Polytechnic University
3801 Temple Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-5194
and Co-Presenter(s)
Alexander Small
California Polytechnic University