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PERC 2014 Abstract Browse

The abstracts listed below will be presented at the 2014 PER Conference. You may use the column headers to sort the list.

  Name Primary Contact Abstract Type
  3rd year university physics students’ reasoning on physical information encoded in quantum state at a point in time Giacomo Zuccarini Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Case Study of a School District Assessment System and its Correlation with Student Performance in Physical Sciences Angela Kelly Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Model of Video Game Learning Dynamics to Inform Instructional Design Ian D. Beatty Symposium Poster
  A Study of Informal Learning Communities: A Tale of Two Physics Courses Yuehai Yang Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Study of the Successful Propagation of Peer Instruction Raina Khatri Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Taxonomy of Student Conceptions about Buoyancy DJ Wagner Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Web-based version of the FCI? Patrick A. Kelley Contributed Poster Presentation
  A Widely Disseminated, Discipline Crossing, Radical Reform: The SCALE-UP Story Melissa Dancy Symposium Poster
  A metacognitive approach for professional development of experienced physics teachers Osnat Eldar Contributed Poster Presentation
  A methodology for characterizing student engagement in consensus discussions Enrique Suarez Contributed Poster Presentation
  A/B Experiments, Machine Learning, and Psychometrics in MOOCs can Accelerate your PER Zhongzhou Chen Symposium Poster
  Aligning Grades to Learning Outcomes for Introductory Physics for Life Sciences Nancy Beverly Contributed Poster Presentation
  An Effective Teaching/Learning Intervention On Time Dilation Effect and Relativistic Dynamics Emanuele Pugliese Contributed Poster Presentation
  An episode of disciplinary engagement during an interactive lecture Anna McLean Phillips Contributed Poster Presentation
  Animated Illustrations, Multicoding and Multimodality - Finding critical factors for an effective information processing Raimund Girdwidz Symposium Poster
  Apples and Oranges: Comparing a MOOC with a Standard Class Michael Dubson Plenary
  Aspects of Factor Analysis Applied to the Force Concept Inventory Matthew R. Semak Contributed Poster Presentation
  Assessing Future Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge in a Physics Class Claudia Fracchiolla Contributed Poster Presentation
  Assessing High School Teachers’ Attitudes in a Scientific Literacy Course Genaro Zavala Contributed Poster Presentation
  Assessing students’ problem-solving skills: Measuring the effect of an intervention Evan Frodermann Contributed Poster Presentation
  Assessment of student preparation for calculus-based mechanics Monika Kress Contributed Poster Presentation
  Beyond the Flipped Classroom: student-generated multimedia learning objects in a large introductory physics class Firas Moosvi Contributed Poster Presentation
  Blurring the Boundary Between Physics Problem Solving and Students' Peer Cultural Practices Ben Van Dusen Symposium Poster
  Characterizing Scientific Creativity in an Afterschool Physics Program Kathleen Hinko Contributed Poster Presentation
  Children’s Communication Practices in an Informal Physics Program Rosemary Wulf Contributed Poster Presentation
  Comparative Educational Outcomes from Three Introductory Physics Courses Jack Olsen Contributed Poster Presentation
  Comparing Traditional and Studio Courses through FCI Gains and Losses Jacquelyn J. Chini Contributed Poster Presentation
  Comparing student ability to reason with multiple variables for graphed vs. non-graphed information. Rebecca Rosenblatt Contributed Poster Presentation
  Comparison between two active methodologies for learning basic electric circuit’s concepts: demonstrative experiments and interactive simulations. Diana López Tavares Contributed Poster Presentation
  Competency-Based Assessment: Goals and a Research Agenda Thomas Foster Roundtable Discussion
  Computer games and learning: The power of analogy David Brookes Symposium Poster
  Conceptualizing children’s kinetic and potential energy discourse as narratives Victoria Winters Contributed Poster Presentation
  Correlations Between Math Background and Class Performance in Conceptual Physics Lynne Raschke Contributed Poster Presentation
  Creating a Resource for Faculty: Assessment Implementation Guides Jaime E Richards Contributed Poster Presentation
  Creating digital lab reports - effects on student's skill development André Bresges Symposium Poster
  Decreasing Hand Occlusion On Touch-Screen Tablet Devices: Influencing Hand Orientation with Tablet Tilt Angle Emily B. Moore Contributed Poster Presentation
  Describing Video Viewing Behavior in a Flipped Introductory Mechanics Course John Aiken Contributed Poster Presentation
  Design and evaluation of a natural language tutor for force and motion Ryan Badeau Contributed Poster Presentation
  Designing and Refining Physics for Biologists: The Scaling Up Process Vashti Sawtelle Contributed Poster Presentation
  Designing and investigating new ways of interactive whiteboard use in physics instruction Bor Gregorcic Contributed Poster Presentation
  Developing and Assessing Scientific Reasoning in Introductory Physics Lab Krista E. Wood Contributed Poster Presentation
  Developing and Evaluating a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) on Larmor Precession of Spin Benjamin R. Brown Contributed Poster Presentation
  Developing and Evaluating a Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial on Mach Zehnder Interferometer with Single Photons Chandralekha Singh Contributed Poster Presentation
  Developing and assessing an online version of the PET curriculum Edward Price Contributed Poster Presentation
  Developing formal thinking from phenomena exploration Marisa Michelini Symposium Poster
  Discussing Underrepresentation as a Means to Increasing Female Physics Identity Robynne M. Lock Contributed Poster Presentation
  Effect of Training on Students’ Reasoning Patterns on Conceptual Physics Problems Xian Wu Contributed Poster Presentation
  Efficacy of "A-La-Carte" Research-Based Curricular Elements Kevin Goering Contributed Poster Presentation
  Enhancing student ownership of the exam preparation process Timothy McCaskey Contributed Poster Presentation
  Epistemic Impact on Group Problem Solving for Different Science Majors Andrew Mason Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examination of Students' Ability to Interpret Data in Light of Prior Belief Abigail M. Bogdan Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examining Epistemological Beliefs in Undergraduate Thesis Writing Jason E. Dowd Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examining Resources Expert Physicists Use To Understand Challenging Physics Problems Darrick Jones Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examining persistence of student intuitive reasoning approaches in introductory physics courses: The role of metacognition Mila Kryjevskaia Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examining the use of PhET interactive simulations in US classrooms Katherine Perkins Contributed Poster Presentation
  Examples Of Whole Class “Board” Meetings Overcoming Sharp Initial Disagreements Brant Hinrichs Contributed Poster Presentation
  Experts' understanding of partial derivatives using the Partial Derivative Machine David Roundy Contributed Poster Presentation
  Explanatory coherence in an introductory physics for life scientists course Benjamin D. Geller Contributed Poster Presentation
  Exploring students’ use of visual representations in introductory electromagnetism Alanna Pawlak Contributed Poster Presentation
  Exploring the gender gap in one department’s algebra-based physics course Twanelle Walker Majors Contributed Poster Presentation
  Exploring the role of metacognition in qualitative reasoning Thanh K. Le Contributed Poster Presentation
  Exposure to underrepresentation discussion: The impacts on women's attitudes and identities Geoff Potvin Symposium Poster
  Eye-Tracking Student Attention: A Case-Study On An ADD Student David Rosengrant Contributed Poster Presentation
  Feeling a Vector: Using Embodied Learning to Explore Angular Momentum Susan M. Fischer Contributed Poster Presentation
  Female Students' Persistence and Engagement in Physics: The Role of High School Experiences Zahra Hazari Symposium Poster
  Flipped Physics Teaching Heidi Fencl Roundtable Discussion
  Flipping/Blending a Physics Course Using MOOC Content: Real World Examples Michael F. Schatz Symposium Poster
  Fostering positive cultural changes in college STEM departments Joel C. Corbo Contributed Poster Presentation
  From Instructional Goals to Grading Practices: The Case of Graduate Students Beginning their Teaching Assignment Edit Yerushalmi Contributed Poster Presentation
  From Instructional Goals to Grading Practices: The Case of Graduate Students after One Semester of Teaching Experience Charles Henderson Contributed Poster Presentation
  From Reformed Blended Course to MOOC Saif Rayyan Symposium Poster
  Game-Based and Game-Informed Approaches to Physics Instruction Ian D. Beatty Poster Symposium
  Game-ifying Scientific Concepts of Radioactivity Andy Johnson Symposium Poster
  Gender issues in introductory physics: Recruitment, performance, and retention Geoff Potvin Poster Symposium
  Getting Involved in Online PER Michael F. Schatz Poster Symposium
  High School Students' Understandings and Representations of The Electric Field Ying Cao Contributed Poster Presentation
  High school science experiences associated to mastery orientation towards learning Katrina Velez Contributed Poster Presentation
  Identifying and supporting children's narrative reasoning about physical phenomena Laura Rodriguez-Costacamps Contributed Poster Presentation
  Identifying blended ontologies for energy Benjamin W. Dreyfus Contributed Poster Presentation
  Identifying student difficulties with solving multiple-concept problems Daniel R. White Contributed Poster Presentation
  Impact of Novel Technologies on High School Science Student Identity Jonathan Mahadeo Contributed Poster Presentation
  Implementation and Adaption of SCALE-UP: A Case Study of Two Contrasting Universities Kathleen Foote Contributed Poster Presentation
  Implementing Lecture-Tutorial Exercises in an Introductory Astronomy Course Eric A. Williams Contributed Poster Presentation
  Influence of Visual Cueing and Correctness Feedback on Students’ Reasoning during Problem Solving Elise Agra Contributed Poster Presentation
  Instructional Goals and Research Methods in the International PER community: A GIREP Symposium Paula Heron Poster Symposium
  Interdisciplinary Affinity: Definitions and Connections to Physics Identity Tyler D. Scott Contributed Poster Presentation
  Investigating Access to and Attitudes toward Programming in a Physics Camp Gina M. Quan Contributed Poster Presentation
  Investigating the Proposed Affordances and Limitations of the Substance Metaphor for Energy Lisa Goodhew Contributed Poster Presentation
  Investigating the influence of visualization on student understanding of quantum superposition Antje Kohnle Contributed Poster Presentation
  Investigation of Students' Understanding of Electric Field Concepts and Problem-Solving Strategies Archana Dubey Contributed Poster Presentation
  Investigations of spin first instructional approach in teaching quantum mechancis Homeyra Sadaghiani Contributed Poster Presentation
  Is it Disadvantageous to Teach Forces First in Mechanics? Andrew Pawl Contributed Poster Presentation
  Is it time to stop using the FCI: A Psychometric Argument Rebecca S. Lindell Contributed Poster Presentation
  It's "Just Math": A New Epistemic Frame Steven Wolf Contributed Poster Presentation
  LEAP: A Learner-centered Environment for Algebra-based Physics Paula Engelhardt Symposium Poster
  Learning About The Energy Of A Hurricane System Through An Estimation Epistemic Game Bahar Modir Contributed Poster Presentation
  Learning Assistant Identity Development: Is One Semester Enough? Jessica Conn Contributed Poster Presentation
  Learning with pictures, figures, graphs and text Raimund Girwidz Symposium Poster
  Learning: Two steps forward, one step back Nathaniel Lasry Contributed Poster Presentation
  Longitudinal Tracking of the STEM Teacher and Researcher Program Dimitri R. Dounas-Frazer Contributed Poster Presentation
  Magnetism 2.0: Concept and Evaluation of a Multimedia Learning Environment Daniel Laumann Symposium Poster
  Making models of measurement tools: Examples from think-aloud student interviews Benjamin Zwickl Contributed Poster Presentation
  Making sense of multivariable settings: Discovering Geometric Reasoning with Tangible Surfaces Aaron Wangberg Contributed Poster Presentation
  Measuring Change in Introductory Physics Courses with Three Dimensional Learning Analytics James T. Laverty Contributed Poster Presentation
  Measuring the effectiveness of collaborative group exams Joss Ives Contributed Poster Presentation
  Meta-analysis of Teaching Methods on the FCI and FMCE Edward W Schenk Contributed Poster Presentation
  Multiple representations and epistemic games in introductory physics exam solutions Adrienne L. Traxler Contributed Poster Presentation
  On the Road to Becoming a Physicist: Signposts and Detours Sissi L. Li Contributed Poster Presentation
  Ongoing Validation of an Upper-division Electrodynamics Conceptual Assessment Tool Qing Ryan Contributed Poster Presentation
  Online Hands-on Introductory Learning in a Flipped Classroom Context Katherine Ansell Contributed Poster Presentation
  Online, interactive learning modules for undergraduate physics Margaret J. Wegener Contributed Poster Presentation
  Opening modern research experiments to undergraduate students with Simulated Interactive Research Experiments (SIRE) Mathias Tomandl Contributed Poster Presentation
  Optical microscopy as a context to facilitate learning in interdisciplinary students Dyan Jones Contributed Poster Presentation
  Path analysis of causal factors on conceptual learning in introductory physics Lin Ding Contributed Poster Presentation
  Pedagogical Development of University Physics Students in Informal Learning Environments Peter Madigan Contributed Poster Presentation
  Peer Evaluation of Scientific Communication in a Blended Introductory Physics Course Scott S. Douglas Symposium Poster
  Peer Evaluation of Video Lab Reports in a Blended Classroom Scott Douglas Contributed Poster Presentation
  Peer Evaluations of Video Lab Reports in an Introductory Physics MOOC Shih-Yin Lin Contributed Poster Presentation
  Performance of graduate students at identifying introductory students’ difficulties related to kinematics graphs Alexandru Maries Contributed Poster Presentation
  Periscope: Looking into learning in best-practices physics classrooms Rachel E. Scherr Contributed Poster Presentation
  Physics I MOOC – Educational Outcomes David Lieberman Contributed Poster Presentation
  Positioning and discussion in effective group interactions David T. Brookes Contributed Poster Presentation
  Prelecture Explorations Gordon Aubrecht Contributed Poster Presentation
  Preparing students for research experiences through instructional labs in electronics Heather Lewandowski Contributed Poster Presentation
  Progress in Easy-to-use 3D Programming Environments Bruce Sherwood Contributed Poster Presentation
  Progressions of Student Laboratory Writing Skills Scott Bonham Contributed Poster Presentation
  Project laboratory for beginning physics majors: Think like a physicist from the start Gorazd Planinsic Symposium Poster
  Promoting and assessing student metacognition in introductory physics Alistair McInerny Contributed Poster Presentation
  Pull, feel, and run: signs of learning in kinesthetic activities in physics Bjørn Friis Johannsen Contributed Poster Presentation
  Pwning Level Bosses in MATLAB: Student Reactions to a Game-Inspired Computational Physics Course Ian D. Beatty Contributed Poster Presentation
  Quantifying changes in school teachers’ practices Bill Schmitt Contributed Poster Presentation
  Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) on Quantum Eraser Emily Marshman Contributed Poster Presentation
  Quantum Interactive Learning Tutorial (QuILT) on Quantum Key Distribution Seth DeVore Contributed Poster Presentation
  Race and Gender and Leaving STEM: Preliminary Results of The Roots of STEM Project Melissa Dancy Contributed Poster Presentation
  Raising Calculus to the Surface in Physics: Explorations using Surfaces Aaron Wangberg Workshop
  Re-examining the Meaning of Flipped Classroom in Physics Education in Japan Sachiko Tosa Contributed Poster Presentation
  Reconsidering an Epistemological Framing Explanation Paul Hutchison Contributed Poster Presentation
  Reform expansion beyond a single classroom H. Vincent Kuo Poster Symposium
  Relating epistemology to enjoyment of PER-based discussion section activities Eric Kuo Contributed Poster Presentation
  Research-based Reform: Faculty as Change Agents in Multiple Departments Adrienne Traxler Symposium Poster
  Revealing differences between curricula using the Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics Diagnostic Justyna P. Zwolak Contributed Poster Presentation
  Reverse Game Play as an Introduction to Scientific Reasoning David P. Maloney Symposium Poster
  Rubric design for open-ended assessments: Example from students’ construction of differential equations Leanne Doughty Contributed Poster Presentation
  Spanning Student Reasoning about P-V Diagrams in Physics and Engineering Jessica Clark Contributed Poster Presentation
  Spatial Reasoning Ability and the Construction of Integrals in Physics Nathaniel Amos Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student Engagement with Online Resources in a Blended Introductory Physics Course Shih-Yin Lin Symposium Poster
  Student Epistemologies in Project-based Learning Courses Gintaras Duda Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student Models of Weather, Climate, and Climate Change Jignesh Mehta Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student Participation Observation Tool (SPOT): Map classroom participation and identify interactions linked to positive student outcomes Cassandra Paul Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student Reasoning About the Divergence of a Vector Field in Advanced Undergraduate Electromagnetism Cecilia Astolfi Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student learning of critical circuits concepts in physics and engineering* Kevin L. Van De Bogart Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student satisfaction and perceptions of instructor support in studio physics Jon D. H. Gaffney Contributed Poster Presentation
  Student use of an interactive simulation in a large-lecture setting: Analysis of students' simulation interactions, discussions, and perceptions Emily B. Moore Symposium Poster
  Students’ Difficulties in Understanding The Explicative Model of DC simple circuits Ane Leniz Contributed Poster Presentation
  Students’ Spontaneous Application of Conservation Laws when Learning about Electron-Positron Annihilation Bijaya Aryal Contributed Poster Presentation
  Students’ discussion: Does active learning facilitate responsiveness among peers? Carolina Alvarado Contributed Poster Presentation
  Students’ explanation of real-life situations in an inquiry-based general physics laboratory Edgar D. Corpuz Contributed Poster Presentation
  Students’ participation in a physics class and its relationship to learning. Binod Nainabasti Contributed Poster Presentation
  Students’ use of prior knowledge and metacognitive skills when reading a passage about pressure and density Joshua Von Korff Contributed Poster Presentation
  Studio at CSM: Intro Physics and Beyond Patrick Kohl Symposium Poster
  Studying the Spread of Research-based Instructional Strategies: Rich Case Study of SCALE-UP Kathleen Foote Symposium Poster
  Survey of Student Characteristics in Studio-mode Classrooms at a Large Research University: Demographics Jarrad Pond Contributed Poster Presentation
  Survey to Characterize Understanding of Measurement Uncertainty and Proportional Reasoning Jeffrey Marx Contributed Poster Presentation
  Teachers’ Experiences of Nanoscale Phenomena through the Sense of Touch: An Exploratory Study of the Use of an AFM Visuohaptic Simulation Tugba Yuksel Contributed Poster Presentation
  Teaching Fluids to IPLS Students via a Multiple-Scale Model and Mechanisms Dan Young Contributed Poster Presentation
  Technology and Instructional Reform in STEM Education: Beyond the Classroom James Fairweather Plenary
  Test of Understanding of Vectors (TUV): Classification of the most frequent incorrect answers Pablo Barniol Contributed Poster Presentation
  Tethering Ethics to Academic Pursuit Frances Mateycik Contributed Poster Presentation
  The Categorization of Sense-Makers in Introductory Mechanics Brinkley Mathews Contributed Poster Presentation
  The Effect of Online Lecture on Performance in a Physics Class John Stewart Contributed Poster Presentation
  The Experiences of Women in Post Graduate Physics and Astronomy Programs: The Roles of Support, Career Goals, and Gendered Experiences Ramon Barthelemy Contributed Poster Presentation
  The Impacts of Instructor and Student Gender on Student Performance in Introductory Modeling Instruction Courses Daryl McPadden Symposium Poster
  The Long Term Impacts of Modeling Physics: The Performance of Men and Women in Follow-on Upper Level Physics Courses Idaykis Rodriguez Symposium Poster
  The Role of Student Reflection in Project-based Learning Physics Courses Kristina Ward Contributed Poster Presentation
  The impact of lab course learning goals on student attitudes about experimental physics N.G. Holmes Contributed Poster Presentation
  The intersection of learning design and game design: a robust strategy for creating an effective educational games Dedra Demaree Symposium Poster
  The process of an iterative design of a teaching learning sequence on electromagnetic induction Kristina Zuza Symposium Poster
  The relationship between centrality and student self-efficacy in an interactive introductory physics environment Remy Dou Contributed Poster Presentation
  The utility and prospects of computers coaching students in physics Leon Hsu Roundtable Discussion
  There is Learning in MOOCs - What Causes It? David Pritchard Symposium Poster
  Thinking in Physics -- a book about teaching Vincent Coletta Contributed Poster Presentation
  Toward Better Physics Labs for Future Biologists: A NEXUS/Physics Lab Curriculum Kimberly Moore Contributed Poster Presentation
  Toward a coordination of social and cognitive networks Eric Brewe Contributed Poster Presentation
  Training and Career Development of Physics Teaching Assistants Emily Alicea-Muñoz Contributed Poster Presentation
  Training factors affecting improvement in student fluency with vector algebra Brendon D Mikula Contributed Poster Presentation
  Transformative Experiences and Conceptual Understanding of Force and Motion Brian W. Frank Contributed Poster Presentation
  Transitioning Introductory Physics at UNC Chapel Hill Alice Churukian Symposium Poster
  Tutorials in Quantum Mechanics: Benefits to Students Regardless of Academic Performance Gina Passante Contributed Poster Presentation
  Uncovering Long-Term Trends in Students' Engagement with Online Homework Craig Wiegert Contributed Poster Presentation
  Understanding Student Evaluations of Others' Problem-Solving Competency Anna Kiefte Contributed Poster Presentation
  Understanding the Neural Correlates of Problem-Solving Across Multiple Cognitive Domains Jessica E Bartley Contributed Poster Presentation
  Upper-division Student Difficulties with the Dirac Delta Function Bethany R. Wilcox Contributed Poster Presentation
  Use of Scientific Language by University Physics Students Communicating to the Public Jordan Seneca Contributed Poster Presentation
  Using CFAs in inquiry-based middle school science teaching Jennifer Esswein Contributed Poster Presentation
  Using IOLab to connect real-world experiences to controlled laboratory experiments Eric C. Martell Contributed Poster Presentation
  Using Intelligent Tutoring Systems in Physics Education within Latin-American Scenarios: Results from Learning Basic Electric Circuits Concepts Daniel Sánchez Guzmán Contributed Poster Presentation
  Using technology to enhance physics teaching: Research-based technology innovations Ben Van Dusen Poster Symposium
  Using the Cognitive Apprenticeship Model to Develop Educational Learning Modules: An Example from Statics Francesca G. Polo Contributed Poster Presentation
  Using the Tools of Online Analytics and Big Data in the On-­Campus Classroom John M. Aiken Symposium Poster
  Using MOOCs for Professional Training of In-­service Teachers Dave Cormier Symposium Poster
  Validation of the Japanese translation of the Force Concept Inventory and preliminary data analysis on the effects of class instruction and gender Michi Ishimoto Contributed Poster Presentation
  Vector Addition in Different Contexts Philip Southey Contributed Poster Presentation
  Visual Schema for the Analysis of the Physics Core Juan R. Burciaga Contributed Poster Presentation
  What Do Students Want? Small Group Instructional Diagnoses of STEM Faculty Jennifer Blue Contributed Poster Presentation
  eTALK Results: In-Depth Study of Synchronous Distance Labs William Sams Contributed Poster Presentation
  “Tiered” iClicker Recitation Introductions and An Open-Ended Experiment David Blasing Contributed Poster Presentation