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Abstract Title: Bridging educational research and practice: Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences in physics
Abstract: Undergraduate research experiences have been recognized as a significant contributor to students' more central participation in physics.  In this session we will synthesize research on undergraduate research experiences with programmatic perspective of practitioners.  The first half of the session will be short talks. Leaders in scaffolding undergraduate students' experiences in research will present overviews of their programs, emphasizing their central design principles. Programs featured here take equity and sense of belonging as central foci for their efforts.  Educational researchers will present key takeaways from their work on investigating students' experiences with scientific research.  The second half of the session will be a "fishbowl" discussion where audience questions will guide a dialogue with our speakers.  Our goals are to give participants the opportunity to learn from both researcher and practitioner perspectives, support generative dialogue and feedback across these perspectives, and work toward design principles for supporting undergraduate research experiences.
Abstract Type: Parallel session: Custom Format

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Gina Quan
University of Maryland
082 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20740
and Co-Presenter(s)
Chandra Turpen , University of Maryland