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Mississipi State University

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
P.O. Drawer 5167
Mississippi State, MS 39762-5167

The Physics Education group is active in research, curriculum development and teacher training. The research program focuses on the study of the effects of using technology on teaching and learning, more particularly, the group studies the effects of using multimedia and web-mediated instruction on student learning. The teacher training aspect of the group's efforts includes offering summer workshops and courses for in-service teachers. In this, the group seeks new ways to train and assist elementary, middle and secondary science teachers so that they have the background and resources necessary to excite their students about science and to enhance science literacy.