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PER Conferences

After the ICUPE of 1996, in College Park, a move was made to attach a conference to the AAPT national summer meetings. In Denver and Lincoln, these Physics Education Research Conferences preceded the AAPT meeting. In San Antonio and afterward, the PERC came after the AAPT meeting.

Each meeting has an associated theme, chosen by the organizer (listed in alphabetical order below in parentheses). The PERC was organized independently until 2001, when the AAPT began to help with logistical work such as registrations.

In 2001 and 2002, proceedings of the PERC were published privately, for all conference participants. These can now be found on PER-Central. In 2003, the conference Proceedings were first published as part of the American Institute of Physics conference proceedings.

  • PERC 1994, Raleigh (Bob Beichner)
  • PERC 1997, Denver (Joe Redish, Dean Zollman)
  • PERC 1998, Lincoln (Bob Fuller)
  • PERC 1999, San Antonio (David Hammer)
  • PERC 2000, Guelph (Richard Steinberg)
  • PERC 2001, Rochester (Karen Cummings, Scott Franklin, Jeff Marx)
  • PERC 2002, Boise (Dewey Dykstra)
  • PERC 2003, Madison (Michael Wittmann, Rachel Scherr)
  • PERC 2004, Sacramento (Sanjay Rebello)
  • PERC 2005, Salt Lake City (Kastro Hamed, Rebecca Lindell)
  • PERC 2006, Syracuse (Mike Loverude, Steve Kanim)
  • PERC 2007, Greensboro (Chandralekha Singh)
  • PERC 2008, Edmonton (Mel Sabella, John Thompson)
For a detailed PER Conference listing, see the PERC Compendium.

Individual Conferences

  • 1988, Computers in Physics Instruction, NC State (Joe Redish, John Risley) Scan of Proceedings available on ERIC
  • 1996, International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education (Joe Redish) Proceedings
  • 2000, Gordon Conference on Physics Education, theme of thermodynamics (Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik, xxxx)
  • 2002, Gordon Conference on Physics Education, theme of quantum physics (Harvey Gould, Beth Ann Thacker)
  • 2003, Fermi School, Varenna Italy (Joe Redish, Maria Vicentini) Proceedings
  • 2004, Gordon Conference on Physics Education, theme of electricity and magnetism
  • 2005, Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research (Paula Heron, Rachel Scherr, Michael Wittmann)
  • 2006, Gordon Conference on Physics Education, theme of mechanics
  • 2007, Foundations and Frontiers of Physics Education Research (Paula Heron, Rachel Scherr, Michael Wittmann)
  • 2008, Gordon Conference on Physics Education, theme of computational physics