Noah Finkelstein :: (303) 735-6082 :: email@example.com » Papers » Talks/Posters Noah is a professor of PER in the department and creates and studies conditions which promote students' interest and ability in physics, education and the intersection of these domains. He is deeply committed to blending research, teaching, and community partnership. He is involved in the CLASS, PhET, PhysTEC, PFPF and NSF CCLI programs in the department.
Katie Hinko :: (303) 492-0869 :: firstname.lastname@example.org Katie is a post-doctoral researcher studying the impacts of educational community partnerships on both K-12 students and the university scientists that participate in such programs. She is the JILA Director of Outreach and heads the PISEC after-school program. Her PhD work at the University of Texas at Austin was in biophysics.
Jessica Hoy :: email@example.com Jessica is a graduate student in the Physics Department at University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently studying student reasoning in Modern Physics courses. Specifically, her research focuses on the dynamics of students' ontological conceptions of quantum phenomena. Jessica grew up in Denver, and received her BS in Physics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Allie Lau :: firstname.lastname@example.org Allie is a first year graduate student in the Department of Physics. She recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Physics. She completed the first senior thesis in physics education research at her college, studying student ability to relate vector representations of a physical situation to alternate representations of that same situation. Currently, she is busy learning what everyone in the group is working on, and hopes to get involved in a specific project soon.
Christine Lindstrøm :: email@example.com Christine Lindstrøm is currently a postdoctoral researcher and Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her current research project, led by Heather Lewandowski in collaboration with Saalih Allie at the University of Cape Town, focuses on developing a graduate introductory research course for Black African students from Historically Black Universities in South Africa who are working towards research degrees in astrophysics. Christine is an Associate Professor of Science in the Faculty of Teacher Education at Oslo and Akershus University College (HiOA) in Oslo, Norway, where she taught physics and science education to pre-service science teachers 2012–2015. Her research in Norway has focused on improving the science teacher education program at HiOA, the largest teacher education institution in Norway. Christine undertook her tertiary studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours), Master of Education and PhD in Physics. Her PhD project was in Physics Education Research, where she focused on improving the first year physics course by developing and implementing ‘Link Maps’, as well as synthesising an understanding of physics student learning by integrating a variety of theoretical backgrounds, from neuroscience via cognitive psychology to educational theories. Christine also holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor of University Pedagogy at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where she teaches short courses on university teaching to PhD students and researchers
Affiliates/Alumni and Visitors of the Physics Education Research Group at CU
Yuen-ying Carpenter :: firstname.lastname@example.org Yuen-ying was a post-doctoral researcher with the PhET Interactive Simulations project, and spent her time designing interactive chemistry simulations and researching their use in the college classroom. She is interested in how students use simulations to communicate and refine their ideas and practices in both chemistry and applied energy sciences, as well as how faculty (or TA) facilitation and activity design influence student simulation use. Before joining the PhET team, she studied the synthesis of cationic polyphosphorus compounds at Dalhousie University.
Karina Hensberry :: email@example.com Karina was a post-doctoral researcher with the PhET project. Her research focused on equity and culture in mathematics teaching and learning. In particular, she investigated best practices for supporting marginalized student to learn mathematics through the use of research-based interactive computer simulations, as well as the types and supports teachers need to effectively integrate simulations into their instruction.
Qing Ryan :: firstname.lastname@example.org Qing was a post-doctoral researcher working on the course transformation of upper-division electrodynamics taught at the University of Colorado. Her research involved investigating student difficulties and developing a conceptual assessment and curricular materials. She completed her PhD work in the Physics Education Research group at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cites.
Ben Van Dusen :: email@example.com » Papers Ben is a former high school science teacher with a BA in physics from UC Berkeley and an MEd in Educational Leadership from the University of Oregon. He was a doctoral candidate examining the role that tools can play in rearranging classroom cultural practices to create engaging and motivating physics class experiences. Ben focused his research on instantiations of technological tools in science classes located in communities primarily composed of historically underrepresented backgrounds. Ben is also an active organizer and researcher for the Streamline to Mastery teacher professional development project.