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PERC 2010 Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below were presented at the 2010 PER Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the abstract list, or search the abstracts here.

  Name Primary Contact Abstract Type
  "Energy Theater": Using the body symbolically to understand energy Rachel Scherr Contributed Poster
  "Seeing" the development of physical theory in students' minds Dewey I Dykstra Targeted Poster
  'So you're saying...': Paraphrase and interpretation in peer physics interviews Eleanor C Sayre Contributed Poster
  A Conceptual Analysis Approach to Physics Problem Solving Jennifer L. Docktor Contributed Poster
  A New Use for Multimedia Learning in Introductory Physics Jose Mestre Targeted Poster
  A case study on reflective writing Xiang Huang Contributed Poster
  A resource framework can support a respectful perspective towards TAs Renee Michelle Goertzen Targeted Poster
  Addressing Student Difficulties with Statistical Mechanics: The Boltzmann Factor Trevor I. Smith Contributed Poster
  Addressing Student Needs in Instruction on the Expansion and Age of The Universe Geraldine L. Cochran Contributed Poster
  An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Short Science Workshops for K-12 Teachers* Robert J. Endorf Contributed Poster
  An Inquiry-Oriented Assessment Tool for Exploring Students’ Reasoning Mojgan Matloob Haghanikar Contributed Poster
  Applying ISLE ideas to Active Engagement in the Spins Paradigm Dedra Demaree Targeted Poster
  Are Learning Assistants Better Secondary Science Teachers? Kara E. Gray Contributed Poster
  Assessing Student’s Ability to Solve Textbook-Style Problems Jeffrey Marx Contributed Poster
  Assessing students' attitudes in a college physics course in Mexico Hugo Alarcon Contributed Poster
  Assessing the Effectiveness of the Upper-Division Physics Advanced Laboratory Course David Schuster Contributed Poster
  Assessment of Scientific Reasoning: A Case in Proportional Reasoning Lei Bao Targeted Poster
  Benefit In Electricity And Magnetism From Prior Instruction Using The Modeling Applied to Problem Solving Pedagogy in Mechanics Saif Rayyan Contributed Poster
  But Does It Last? Sustaining a Research-Based Curriculum in Upper-Division Electricity & Magnetism Stephanie V. Chasteen Contributed Poster
  Can Spatial Skills Training Improve Achievement in Introductory Mechanics? David I. Miller Contributed Poster
  Can some wrong answers be more right than others? Helena Dedic Contributed Poster
  Changes in Students: Conceptual Understanding of Force, Velocity, and Acceleration Rebecca Rosenblatt Contributed Poster
  Changing Participation through Formation of Student Learning Communities Eric Brewe Targeted Poster
  Characterizing Complexity of Computer Simulations and Implications for Student Engagement Noah Podolefsky Contributed Poster
  Characterizing Participation in and around the Physics Classroom Brian Frank Targeted Poster Session
  Children’s Attitudes about Science as a Result of Informal Science Education Rosemary P. Wulf Contributed Poster
  Clickers or flashcards: An activity theory interpretation Edward Price Contributed Poster
  Closing the Feedback Loop: Assessment in an Introductory Physics Course for Nonmajors Nilay Muslu Contributed Poster
  Constructing Definitions as a Goal of Inquiry Leslie J. Atkins Contributed Poster
  Constructing a Model of Physics Expertise Idaykis Rodriguez Contributed Poster
  Copying the lab key, or: How to apply the Algebra Project to science teacher professional development Hunter Close Targeted Poster
  Creating Classroom Reform Using a Sociocultural Mediation Process Natan Samuels Contributed Poster
  Critical and Scientific Thinking for Pre-service Elementary Teachers Homeyra Sadaghiani Targeted Poster
  Cultivating multiple sensitivities to student thinking Andrew Boudreaux Targeted Poster
  Curriculum Development Addressing Multiplicity, Probability and Density of States in Statistical Physics Donald B. Mountcastle Contributed Poster
  Design of a Synthesizing Lecture on Mechanics Concepts Natalie E. Strand Contributed Poster
  Detecting Differences in Changes to Physics Diagrams Natalie E. Strand Contributed Poster
  Developing Thinking & Problem Solving Skills in Introductory Mechanics Vincent P. Coletta Targeted Poster
  Developing, Deploying, and Evaluating Computer Modeling Homework Marcos D. Caballero Contributed Poster
  Development and evaluation of a large-enrollment, active-learning physical science curriculum Fred Goldberg Contributed Poster
  Development of functional understanding in physics: Promoting ability to reason Lillian C. McDermott Invited Talk
  Dignifying the human condition. How PhET sim design respects student agency. Noah Podolefsky Targeted Poster
  Direct and Indirect Approaches to Increasing Conceptual Survey Gains Patrick B. Kohl Contributed Poster
  Documenting and Interpreting Ways to Engage Students in ‘Thinking Like a Physicist’ Emily van Zee Targeted Poster
  Effects of a Prior Virtual Experience on Students’ Interpretations of Real Data Jacquelyn J. Chini Contributed Poster
  Electric Field Concept: Effect of the Context and the Type of Questions Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Elements of a College-Level Inquiry-Based Physics Classroom Jennifer Esswein Contributed Poster
  Encouraging Scientific Discourse in the Introductory Physics Classroom Charles De Leone Targeted Poster
  Energy in action: The construction of physics ideas in multiple modes Eleanor Close Contributed Poster
  Enhancing problem-solving abilities by repeated training with scaffolded synthesis problems Lin Ding Contributed Poster
  Epistemological Framing and Exterior Knowledge in Physics Problem Solving Mathew "Sandy" Martinuk Contributed Poster
  Epistemology in the hidden curriculum: Why should anyone care? David T. Brookes Round Table Discussion
  Examining the Beliefs and Practice of Teaching Assistants: Two Case Studies Benjamin T. Spike Contributed Poster
  Experimental methods for studying student Metacognition and Affect Brett van de Sande Workshop
  Exploring student understanding of atoms and radiation Andy Johnson Contributed Poster
  Exploring the Transition Between Quantum and Classical Physics Using Compelling Graphical Representations Donald B. Mountcastle Targeted Poster
  Facilitating Students’ Problem Solving across Multiple Representations in Introductory Mechanics Dong-Hai Nguyen Targeted Poster
  Facilitating thinking and learning in the physics classroom Chandralekha Singh Targeted Poster Session
  Faculty perspectives on using Peer Instruction: A national study Chandra Turpen Contributed Poster
  Flat as a pancake: a pseudo-longitudinal study of attitudes and beliefs at the University of Edinburgh using CLASS Simon Bates Contributed Poster
  Fluctuations in Students' Understanding of Newton's 3rd Law Scott Franklin Contributed Poster
  Force Concepts in Different Student Groups: FCI With Variations and Extensions Ann-Marie Pendrill Contributed Poster
  Fostering Scientific Thinking by Prospective Teachers in a Course that Integrates Physics and Literacy Learning Emily H. van Zee Contributed Poster
  Frame analysis as a way to understand the complex dynamic of classroom teaching practice. Matty Lau Contributed Poster
  Fun and Gaming with Andes Brett van de Sande Contributed Poster
  Gender Differences in Physics 1: The Impact of a Self-Affirmation Intervention Lauren E. Kost Contributed Poster
  Gender gaps in upper division physics courses at the Colorado School of Mines Patrick Kohl Contributed Poster
  Gender, Mental Rotations, and Introductory Physics Jessica Watkins Contributed Poster
  Generating Explanations for an Emergent Process: The Movement of Sand Dunes Lauren Barth-Cohen Contributed Poster
  Helping Students to Think Like Physicists in SDI Labs Richard Hake Contributed Poster
  Helping students learn effective problem solving strategies by reflection with peers Andrew Mason Targeted Poster
  Hidden benefits of engaging students in experimental design and invention of physics concepts E. Etkina Targeted Poster
  How Students Structure Argument through the Interplay of Claims Made about Phenomena and Instruction Brian W. Frank Targeted Poster
  How do the students perceive the reasons for their success in a modern physics course? Nilufer Didis Contributed Poster
  How does visual attention differ between experts and novices on physics problems? Adrian Carmichael Contributed Poster
  How students make sense of functional, but incomplete computer programs. Shawn A. Weatherford Contributed Poster
  How students’ conceptual understanding is influenced by the grammatical structure of physics equations David T. Brookes Contributed Poster
  How the Aesthetic Experience Engage in Understanding of Science? Sung-Youn Choi Contributed Poster
  How to think and talk like a physicist? Homeyra Sadaghiani Targeted Poster Session
  Improving Students’ Understanding of Electric Flux Jing Li Contributed Poster
  Improving Students’ Understanding of Quantum Measurement Guangtian Zhu Contributed Poster
  Influence of learning styles on conceptual learning of physics Hugo Alarcon Contributed Poster
  Instructional explanations as an interface - The role of explanatory primitives Shulamit Kapon Contributed Poster
  Interpretation in Quantum Physics as Hidden Curriculum Charles Baily Contributed Poster
  Introducing students to the culture of physics: explicating elements of the hidden curriculum Edward F. Redish Invited Talk
  Inventing-with-Contrasting-Cases: An instructional method that improves students' uptake of big ideas Catherine C. Chase Targeted Poster
  Invention of Physical Quantities as an Underpinning for Proportional Reasoning Suzanne White Brahmia Targeted Poster
  Investigating student understanding for a statistical analysis of two thermally-interacting solids Michael Loverude Contributed Poster
  Investigating student understanding of thermodynamics concepts and underlying integration concepts John R. Thompson Contributed Poster
  Investigating the perceived difficulty of introductory physics problems Elizabeth Gire Contributed Poster
  Is explanation enough to assess student understanding? Tara Bartiromo Contributed Poster
  Kinesthetic Activities in Upper-Division Physics Courses Elizabeth Gire Targeted Poster
  Laptop Usage In An Introductory Physics Class: A Tale Of The Haves And The Have-Nots Kimberly A. Shaw Contributed Poster
  Learning gains on Newtonian conceptual reasoning in an iterative, project-based course design Paul J. Camp Contributed Poster
  Learning the concept of energy quanta through a portfolio. Gelu Maftei Contributed Poster
  Losing it: The influence of losses on individuals' normalized gains Kelly Miller Contributed Poster
  Maximum Likelihood Estimation of students' understanding of vector subtraction Tianren Wang Contributed Poster
  Modeling Instruction curriculum and pedagogy: what is exposed and what is hidden within the 'hidden curriculum' Eric Brewe Targeted Poster
  Models for seeing colored objects: A case study progression Emma C. Kahle Contributed Poster
  Multimedia PreLab Tutorials in Conservation Laws Homeyra Sadaghiani Contributed Poster
  Newton’s Third Law in middle school Gordon Aubrecht Contributed Poster
  Novice Implementation of the Impulse-Momentum Theorem in VPython Programs Brandon R. Lunk Contributed Poster
  Now you can compare them all ! Ahmed Ibrahim Contributed Poster
  Observing scientific reasoning processes in the classroom: Qualitative analysis of video-recorded interaction Rachel E. Scherr Workshop
  Opportunities for Learning: Hybrid Spaces, Vygotsky, and the Endorsed Narrative Valerie Otero Targeted Poster
  Our best juniors still struggle with Gauss's Law: Characterizing their difficulties Rachel E. Pepper Contributed Poster
  Out of one, many; five researchers analyze the same student video Brant Hinrichs Targeted Poster Session
  Pedagogical Concepts and Strategies Evidenced in Learning Assistant Teaching Reflections Diane Crenshaw Contributed Poster
  Personal epistemologies as barriers and facilitators to learning by Science and Engineering undergraduate students Calvin S. Kalman Round Table Discussion
  Physics Learning as the Objectification of Discourse Valerie K. Otero Targeted Poster
  Physics Teacher Characteristics and Classroom Practices Jeffrey A. Phillips Contributed Poster
  Physics thinking in complex analytical calculations Edward Price Targeted Poster
  Pilot Testing of the Pathway Active Learning Environment Christopher M. Nakamura Contributed Poster
  Positive Impacts of Modeling Instruction on Self-Efficacy Vashti Sawtelle Contributed Poster
  Possibilities: A Framework for Modeling Students’ Deductive Reasoning in Physics Jon D. H. Gaffney Contributed Poster
  Pre-Service Physics Teachers and Physics Education Research David Rosengrant Contributed Poster
  Predicting FCI Gain with a Nonverbal Intelligence Test Richard D. Dietz Contributed Poster
  Preliminary Study of the Effects of the Use of Self Awarded Homework Extensions Taha Mzoughi Contributed Poster
  Preliminary Validation Data for an Assessment of Textbook Problem Solving Ability: An Argument for Right/Wrong Grading? Karen Cummings Contributed Poster
  Promoting and Studying Deep-level Dialogue During Large-lecture Intro Physics Dedra Demaree Targeted Poster
  Proportional Reasoning in Physics: What are students thinking? How can we help? Suzanne White Brahmia Targeted Poster Session
  QUEST: Quality Elementary Science Teaching Dr. Deborah L. Hanuscin Contributed Poster
  REU students’ initial perceptions of scientific ethics Sytil Murphy Contributed Poster
  Radical transformation of an upper division Quantum Mechanics course; pointing to the superiority of a student centered highly interactive engagement Louis Deslauriers Contributed Poster
  Redefining the Instructor's Role as a "Transient" Group Member Jared Durden Contributed Poster
  Redesigning and restructuring classroom assessments to reflect a new set of learning goals Yuhfen Lin Contributed Poster
  Reflective self-corrections of homeworks in a conceptual physics course: An experimental control-group design study Vazgen Shekoyan Contributed Poster
  Research techniques for uncovering the hidden curriculum in the context of problem solving Ken Heller Workshop
  Research-based Exercises to Facilitate Students’ Transfer of Problem Solving Across Representations Dong-Hai Nguyen Contributed Poster
  Rethinking our goals: What will our students remember when they forget everything? Eugenia Etkina Invited Talk
  Singapore secondary one students’ preconceptions on speed See Kit Foong Contributed Poster
  Street-fighting mathematics: Teaching mathematical courage Sanjoy Mahajan Targeted Poster
  Structuring Classroom Discussion Using Formative Assessment Rubrics David T. Brookes Targeted Poster
  Student Difficulties with non-Cartesian Unit Vectors in Upper Level E&M Brant Hinrichs Contributed Poster
  Student Understanding of the Correlation between Hands-on Activities and Computer Visualizations of NMR/MRI Dyan McBride Contributed Poster
  Student and Teacher Understanding of Buoyancy Darren Wong Contributed Poster
  Student difficulties with right hand rules Mary Bridget Kustusch Contributed Poster
  Student responses to newly-implemented teaching methods in the advanced physics laboratory Julie Schell Contributed Poster
  Students' Understanding of the Concepts of Vector Components and Vector Products Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Students’ and Instructor’s Impressions of Ill-structured Capstone Projects in an Advanced Electronics Lab Nasser Juma Contributed Poster
  Students’ responses to different representations of a vector addition question Jeffrey M. Hawkins Contributed Poster
  Supporting Scientists Ability to Communicate About Science in Everyday Language Jessica E. Bartley Contributed Poster
  Supporting Teacher Leadership for Physics Education Reform – Where Do We Begin? Carina M. Rebello Contributed Poster
  Survey development for assessing learning identity in an ISLE classroom Sissi L. Li Contributed Poster
  Surveying Instructors’ Attitudes and Approaches to Teaching Quantum Mechanics Chandralekha Singh Contributed Poster
  Surveying Students’ Understanding of Quantum Mechanics in One Spatial Dimension Chandralekha Singh Contributed Poster
  Sustainability of K-12 Afterschool Programs Laurel M. Mayhew Contributed Poster
  TA Beliefs in a SCALE-UP Style Classroom George DeBeck V Contributed Poster
  Taking Responsibility for the Hidden Curriculum: Practices and Challenges in addressing the broader goals in physics education Noah Finkelstein Targeted Poster Session
  Teaching Pedagogy in Physics Danielle Harlow Contributed Poster
  Teaching a Hybrid Online Course in Electricity and Magnetism Using Multimedia Learning Modules (MLM) Homeyra Sadaghiani Contributed Poster
  Test-Retest Reliability of the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) Nathaniel Lasry Contributed Poster
  The Beginnings of Energy in Third Graders’ Reasoning Jennifer Radoff Contributed Poster
  The Impact of the History of Physics on Student Attitude and Conceptual Understanding of Physics Homeyra Sadaghiani Contributed Poster
  The Physics Van Program: Supporting the Needs of Chicago Area Physics Teachers Mel Sabella Contributed Poster
  The Use of a Web-based Classroom Interaction System in Introductory Physics Classes* Edgar Corpuz Contributed Poster
  The hidden curriculum in laboratory data analysis – development of a diagnostic test and initial results Ross Galloway Contributed Poster
  The influence of theoretical frameworks on researchers' attitudes towards students Renee Michelle Goertzen Targeted Poster Session
  The use of concept tests and peer instruction in upper-division physics Steven Pollock Targeted Poster
  Thinking about energy with bodies and objects: Cognition as a sensorimotor and material activity Rachel Scherr Targeted Poster
  Toward an Integrated Online Learning Environment Raluca E. Teodorescu Contributed Poster
  Toward meaning and scientific thinking in the traditional freshman laboratory: Opening the "idea space" Saalih Allie Invited Talk
  Transfer of Learning in the Context of an Inquiry-Based General Physics Laboratory Edgar Corpuz Contributed Poster
  Trends in the PERC Proceedings Lyle Barbato Contributed Poster
  Two years of testing long-term observation in middle school astronomy Bill Schmitt Contributed Poster
  Uncovering the hidden decisions that shape curriculum Danielle Harlow Invited Talk
  Understanding Confusion: Is it as bad as it seems? Ives Araujo Contributed Poster
  Understanding How Students Use Physical Ideas in Introductory Biology Courses Jessica Watkins Contributed Poster
  Understanding and Interpreting Calculus Graphs: Refining an Instrument Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Upper-division activities that foster “Thinking like a Physicist” Corinne A. Manogue Targeted Poster Session
  Usage of the Term “Force,” Reasoning Ability, and FCI Performance II Steven Maier Contributed Poster
  Using analogy for learning Introductory Physics Shih-Yin Lin Contributed Poster
  Using analogy to help students learn Introductory Physics Shih-Yin Lin Targeted Poster
  Variables that Correlate with Faculty Use of Research-Based Instructional Strategies Charles Henderson Contributed Poster
  Vector Addition: Effect of the Context and Position of the Vectors Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster
  Viewing the assessment of instructional reform through the eyes of the stakeholders Mel Sabella Targeted Poster
  What Does it Mean to Create a Community? Angela Little Contributed Poster
  What do students think about when they think about proportions? Andrew Boudreaux Targeted Poster
  What factors lead to faculty trying research based strategies? Melissa Dancy Contributed Poster
  Which instrument to critically select (among so many) Ahmed Ibrahim Contributed Poster
  Who becomes a physics major? The role of students' beliefs about physics and learning physics Katherine Perkins Contributed Poster
  Who says what and when: How rules of discourse impact learning interactions Rosemary S. Russ Targeted Poster
  Why is it difficult to lead conceptual change by using a count-intuitive demonstration?: An example from the brachistochrone problem Gyoungho Lee Contributed Poster
  Yes, I can teach physics, but Ahmed Ibrahim Contributed Poster
  nTIPERs: Tasks to Help Students "Unpack" Aspects of Newtonian Dynamics David P. Maloney Targeted Poster