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Abstract Title: Comparing the impact of informal physics program on undergraduate versus graduate student facilitators
Abstract: Recent studies have begun to explore the connection between physics identity development and career skill development with the facilitation of informal physics programs by our students. Informal physics programs, or outreach programs, provide pathways for less structured, voluntary engagement with the field, beyond the formal spaces of a classroom or laboratory, where students can explore their passions within the field. This work narrows the focus of a prior study to explore the differences in experiences between graduate and undergraduate students who facilitated at least one of five outreach programs at a large, public, land grant university. Results from this work may help inform departmental efforts regarding retention, inclusion, and structures to promote skill development beyond the classroom.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session 1 Room B
Poster Number: 1B-4
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jonathan Perry
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jonan Donaldson, Texas A&M University
Tatiana Erukhimova, Texas A&M University