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Abstract Title: Joint Engineering and Physics Education Research Projects – Should there be more of them?
Abstract: The majority of students in many introductory calculus-based physics classes are not majoring in physics, but instead are engineering students.  The engineering discipline has its own education research community and its own conceptual evaluations. This poster introduces one of those evaluations, the Statics Concept Inventory (SCI). Some concepts probed by the SCI are similar to those in the Force Concept Inventory (FCI) with only surface features changed (e.g. drawing style).  We will compare the initial results of a joint research project involving engineering and physics faculty. We show results from students who took both the SCI and FCI in both introductory engineering and physics courses at a two-year college.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Katie Nagle
Engineering, College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-2418
and Co-Presenter(s)
Tom Carter