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Abstract Title: Integrating computation in undergraduate physics can be difficult and water is wet
Abstract: From a department being resistant to change to students not buying into the new computational activities, the challenges that are faced with integrating computation into the physics undergraduate curriculum are varied. The Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP) aims to expand the role of computation in the undergraduate physics curriculum. The research presented in this paper is part of a larger project examining the role of the PICUP workshop in facilitating both the integration of computation into classrooms and developing a supportive community to support this integration. An important part of providing the necessary supports for integration is understanding and categorizing the problems members of this community of integrators face when integrating computation in their courses. Through individual and group interviews, we discuss the barriers to integration that new and experienced community members of PICUP have experienced in the past or perceive could exist in the future.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A46
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Ashleigh Leary
Michigan State University
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
Paul Irving, Michigan State University
Marcos Caballero, Michigan State University