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Emily Smith

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My research interests lie broadly in physics education research. Currently, I’m working on the redevelopment and evaluation of six introductory physics labs through an Active Learning Initiative grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. We are incorporating research-based strategies to assist students in achieving departmental learning objectives for introductory laboratory experiences and developing ways to evaluate students’ progress toward these learning objectives. Previously, I have been involved with the development of Customizable Computer Coaches for Physics Online (C3PO) at University of Minnesota--Twin Cities and with research into middle-division physics students’ understanding of mathematics in the Paradigms in Physics Program at Oregon State University.