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  • Ferm Jr., William
  • Hayes, Kate
  • Le, Thanh
  • Schermerhorn, Benjamin
  • Speirs, John
  • Stetzer, MacKenzie
  • Thompson, John R.
  • Van De Bogart, Kevin
  • Wittmann, Michael

Contact Information

MacKenzie R. Stetzer
mackenzie DOT stetzer AT maine.edu

John R. Thompson
thompsonj AT maine DOT edu

Physics Education Research Laboratory
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME  04469-5709


Our areas of interest include:

  • student understanding of specific physics concepts
  • mathematical modeling and reasoning in physics learning
  • applying dual-process theories of reasoning to physics learning
  • curriculum development and dissemination
  • professional development of physics instructors (university and K-12)

We have multiple degree programs that support physics education research projects:
  • Ph.D. and M.S. in physics, via the Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Master of Science in Teaching, via the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
  • Ph.D. in STEM Education, via the College of Education and Human Development and the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education

Click on the links below for more information.


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Maine Center for Research in STEM Education