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The PER Conference Proceedings

The Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings (PERC Proceedings) is the written record of the scholarly work presented at the annual Physics Education Research Conference.

The proceedings are sponsored by the Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The proceedings cover the full range of experimental and theoretical research on the teaching and/or learning of physics. The editors welcome submission of significant or final results as well as preliminary research results and discussions of works in progress. Contributed manuscripts undergo peer-review and the criteria for acceptance include high scholarly standards.

2024 PERC Proceedings

The theme of the 2024 PER Conference is "Bridging the Institutional Gap: PER at Primarily Undergraduate Four Year Institution, Two-Year College, and K-12 Levels."

Paper submission for the 2024 PER Conference is now closed.

Peer Review Requests were emailed between May 18-20. Conflict of interest and requests to share were due on May 21. Reviews were due on June 7. Peer review results were sent on June 25. Final accepted papers are due by Wednesday, July 17, 2024.

PERC Proceedings’ Readership: Physics education researchers (faculty, post-doctoral students, and graduate/undergraduate students); researchers in fields close to Physics Education, such as cognitive science, chemistry education, biology education; physics faculty at undergraduate and graduate levels; high school physics teachers.

PERC Proceedings by year

PERC 2023: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2022: Grand Rapids, MI
PERC 2021: Virtual Conference
PERC 2020: Virtual Conference
PERC 2019: Provo, UT
PERC 2018: Washington, DC
PERC 2017: Cincinnati, OH
PERC 2016: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2015: College Park, MD
PERC 2014: Minneapolis, MN
PERC 2013: Portland, OR
PERC 2012: Philadelphia, PA
PERC 2011: Omaha, NE
PERC 2010: Portland, OR
PERC 2009: Ann Arbor, MI
PERC 2008: Edmonton, CA
PERC 2007: Greensboro, NC
PERC 2006: Syracuse, NY
PERC 2005: Salt Lake City, UT
PERC 2004: Sacramento, CA
PERC 2003: Madison, WI
PERC 2002: Boise, ID
PERC 2001: Rochester, NY


Qing Ryan is serving as the 2022-2024 PERC Editor

Andrew Pawl is serving as the 2023-2025 PERC Editor

Justyna P. Zwolak is serving as the 2024-2026 PERC Editor