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Our first DBER collaboration publication!

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:

Seeking applications for Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship program

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.

We're hiring again!

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.


Study probes effect of virtual reality on learning

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.

Eric Brewe visit: Sept 11

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

Come work with us!

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:

Educational Teaching Postdoc

The Moon Over Ithaca

CPERL collaborator Prof. Andrea Stevenson-Won put together a great article summarizing our VR moon-phase project! Check it out on their website.

More recruiting!

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.

Job description: