We are thrilled to share that we have just published our first interdisciplinary discipline-based education research publication! Learn about how the biologists and physicists came together on the Bio-MAPS project:
Cornell University is developing a strong discipline-based education research community, with faculty, postdocs, and students in biology, physics, economics, and more. DBER efforts also build on the University’s Active Learning Initiative, an institutional funding program to support faculty and departments to implement evidence-based teaching and learning. To continue to build this group, we are interested in supporting DBER applications for the Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program. Information about this program is below.
Congratulations to Katherine Quinn for her successful defense of the first PER dissertation at Cornell!
We're hiring a postdoc again! Come join us to help with the final year of our Active Learning Initiative grant, where we finish implementing the final courses in our 6-course labs project. Check out the details below or contact us with questions! Review of applications will begin immediately.
CPERL graduate student Jack Madden's work was recently featured in the Cornell Chronicle. Their study found no significant difference among hands-on, computer simulation or virtual reality learning.
PERC papers have been published, and CPERL work has been featured extensively! Check out all the great articles:
Madden, J. H., Won, A. S., Schuldt, J. P., Kim, B., Pandita, S., Sun, Y., … Holmes, N. G. (2018). Virtual Reality as a Teaching Tool for Moon Phases and Beyond. In Adrienne Traxler, Ying Cao, & Steven Wolf (Eds.), Physics Education Research Conference 2018. Washington, DC. http://www.per-central.org/items/detail.cfm?ID=14819
The third course in the three-course ALI lab sequence was recently featured in the Cornell Chronicle. Great comments from students and faculty about the experience students had designing and carrying out their own experiments. My favorite: "I definitely made more friends because we had to collaborate."
Eric Brewe, Department of Physics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, will present at the LASSP and AEP seminar. Details below:
The Roles of Engagement: Network Analysis in Physics Education Research
Two Educational Postdoctoral positions are available at Cornell University:
The anticipated start date for the appointments is August 1, 2018. The review of applications will begin on July 15, 2018 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. You can find more details about the positions, and instructions about how to apply: www.InvestigativeBiology.cornell.edu/jobs
Educational Teaching Postdoc
Mac Stetzer, from the Physics Education Research Lab at the University of Maine, will be visiting CPERL and presenting at the LASSP and AEP Seminar Series, Tuesday April 24th. Please see this link for details.
CPERL is actively recruiting undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc researchers. Please contact Prof. Holmes at ngholmes[at]cornell[dot]edu for more details.
Here is enough about applying for a postdoc position:
Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in physics education research (PER) in the Cornell Physics Education Research Lab (CPERL) through the Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics and Physics Department at Cornell University.
A&S Features Innovative Approaches to Teaching
An article written by the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences describes the innovative approaches to teaching throughout the college, including features on the Physics Department initiative and research by CPERL!
Check out the full article here: http://as.cornell.edu/education-innovation
Congratulations to CPERL graduate student Katherine Quinn, who was named a 2018 Cornell Graduate School Bouchet Scholar!