Teaching labs during a pandemic: Lessons from Spring 2020 and an outlook for the future

Aug. 11, 2020

CU PER group members Michael Fox, Alexandra Werth, Jessica Hoehn, and Heather Lewandowski have published a report of initial results on remote teaching of physics lab classes in Spring 2020 intended to aid instructors in planning for upcoming remote or hybrid lab classes: Teaching labs during a pandemic: Lessons from...

Studying the impact of the transition to remote labs: Heather Lewandowski receives grant funded by CARES Act

May 22, 2020

With a new grant funded by the CARES Act, Heather Lewandowski, Alex Werth, Michael Fox, Jessica Hoehn, and Ben Pollard are studying the impact of remote physics labs on students' beliefs about experimental physics. In the press .

Mike Bennett receives award for excellence in outreach and engagement!

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to Mike Bennett who received the Anne K. Heinz staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement for his work with PISEC . Read more about it here: https://outreach.colorado.edu/news/article/bennett-others-honored-for-outreach-work

2019 Excellence in Physics Education Award

Nov. 1, 2018

Congrats to Steven Pollock , Steven Iona , Laurie S. Langdon , Valerie K. Otero , and Richard McCray for receiving the APS 2019 Excellence in Physics Education Award. " For the development of the Learning Assistant (LA) model and the associated LA Alliance, which has enhanced physics teacher education...

Heather Lewandowski receives award for excellence in advanced laboratory instruction

Nov. 1, 2018

Congratulations to Heather Lewandowski, recipient of the 2019 Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction " For systematic and scholarly transformation of advanced laboratories in physics, for building leading assessment tools of laboratories, and for national service advancing our advanced laboratory educational community. "

PhET receives $1.5 million Google.org grant

July 9, 2018

Congratulations to the PhET Interactive Simulations team for receiving a $1.5 million Google.org grant. Read more here .

Heather Lewandowski, Teacher of the Year

May 21, 2018

Congrats to Heather Lewandowski for receiving the 2018 Physics Department Outstanding Teacher of the Year award!

PhET Project Wins WISE Global Education Award

Sept. 26, 2017

A STEM education project at the University of Colorado Boulder has earned one of its biggest accomplishments to date: It is one of six winners of the 2017 World Innovation Summit for Education (or, WISE) Award . This prestigious international award recognizes innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring...

PISEC Wins 2017 CU Boulder Outreach Grant

Sept. 16, 2017

We are pleased to share that PISEC, the Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community, has been selected by the CU Boulder Outreach Committee as one of the recipients for 2017-2018 of the CU Boulder Outreach Awards! The proposal, Computation-Based Education Curricula for PISEC, will allow for the creation...

Classroom observation tool, EQUIP in the news

Sept. 14, 2017

Former group member Daniel Reinholz, now an assistant professor of STEM education at San Diego State University, has been working with Niral Shah to develop the Equity Quantified in Participation (EQUIP) classroom observation tool. They will be testing this tool to see if it can help teachers recognize their implicit...