Physics Education Research at CU-Boulder

News & Announcements

Steven Pollock named US Professor of the Year

Steve is name Carnegie/CASE US Professor of the year. The second US Professor of the Year in the group!

3 PER Students Celebrate Graduate degrees, Sp2014

Benjamin Spike, PhD Jack Olsen, MS and Rosemary Wulf MS

CU-Boulder hosts AAPT CO-WY Sectional Meeting

PER Group leads Wilcox and Hinko leed the regaionl section of AAPT meeting!

Wulf wins Knowles Teaching Fellowship

One of 35 nationally and one of two here at CU, Wulf wins prestigious 5 year fellowship

Olsen named oustanding graduate in enginnering

Jack will be named as one of two oustanding graduates from teh College of Engineering for his service


Physics Education Research at CU-Boulder

The Physics Education Research Group at Colorado (PER@C) is one of largest research programs in physics education research (PER) in the nation. Our research group develops and studies: uses of technology in physics education, assessments (conceptual, epistemological, and belief-oriented), theoretical models of students' learning physics, social and contextual foundations of student learning, examination of successful educational reforms and replication studies of such reforms, and student problem solving in physics. We sponsor a number of educational reforms in physics, which range from pre-college to post-doctoral. The research group includes faculty, staff, and students from both the Department of Physics and the School of Education. read more »


Upcoming Events

  • May 8: Physics Graduation. Celebrate our Grads!
  • May 15: Group meeting starts up again
  • May 30: PERC deadline

Featured Project: Partnerships in Informal Science education in the community

The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community(PISEC) Program provides opportunities for university students (undergraduates, graduate students, and post docs) to teach inquiry-based science activities to K-12 populations that are underrepresented in science. More

At PISEC, we conduct cutting-edge research on informal science environments as part of the Physics Education Research group at CU Boulder, PER@C. We study the impact of our program on children and also university students. Read more