PhET Simulations

PhET simulations keep students engaged while learning science remotely

May 4, 2020

CU Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations are providing critical support to teachers, students and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic


Google expands STEM-ed access, reach with $2 million-plus gift

June 28, 2018

Google on Thursday announced a $1.5 million grant in support of CU Boulder’s global STEM education project, PhET Interactive Simulations, and rent-free space for the CU Boulder-founded National Center for Women & Information Technology.


High-school student helps science-ed team update its simulations

Oct. 20, 2017

'Even students studying degrees in computer programming have difficulty doing this from scratch,' PhET Interactive Simulations team member says Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) literacy is difficult for college students, so you would not expect a high school student to master these concepts and also convey them via computer...

Four young girls use the PhET simulations in Indonesia.

PhET Interactive Simulations recognized for innovation in STEM education

June 27, 2017

CU Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations is one of 15 finalists for the prestigious WISE Award, which recognizes innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring transformative societal change.