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Recent Forum Posts

On July 19, Geoff Potvin posted PERTG Summer 2020 Newsletter

On June 29, Geoff Potvin posted Proposed PERTG Bylaw change to ease PERLOC nominations

On June 12, Geoff Potvin posted Special Second PERC Paper Deadline: June 19

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  • Potvin, Geoff
  • Price, Edward
  • Sabo, Hannah
  • Scanlon, Erin
  • Traxler, Adrienne
  • Vokos, Stamatis
  • Wilcox, Bethany

Contact Information

Geoff Potvin is Chair of PERLOC  for 2020. Erin Scanlon is Vice-chair for 2020.

Trevor Smith, ex officio, is Chair of the AAPT Committee on Research in Physics Education.

The Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG) is a Topical Group within the American Association of Physics Teachers, formed for those with a special interest in research on the teaching and learning of physics.

The Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council (PERLOC) is elected by PERTG to serve as the representative body for community decision-making.

Click on links in the tabs at the top or the sidebar to the right to find more information about PERLOC, upcoming events, and more.

PERTG Membership within AAPT

For AAPT members to be part of the PERTG, they may self-identify and pay an annual fee of $40 (free for students). The fee is paid at the time of renewing AAPT membership and will be deposited in a special account to fund PERLOC activities/functions/programs. Click here to apply.

Funds will be used for:
  • costs related to the annual Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), such as funds for invited speakers from outside PER and publication costs for the PERC Proceedings,
  • financial support for PER-Central, the online clearinghouse containing links to PER-based materials, research results and publications, and discussion fora
  • general support for PER activities within AAPT.

PERLOC Roles and Responsibilities

Geoff Potvin (2018-2021), Chair
Erin Scanlon (2019 - 2022), Vice-Chair
Edward Price (2019 - 2022), Treasurer, GPER Liaison
Hannah Sabo (2019 - 2021), PERCoGS rep, PERTG MiniGrants
Stamatis Vokos (2018-2021), PERTG MiniGrants
Adrienne Traxler (2020 - 2023), PERC Liaison
Bethany Wilcox (2020 - 2023), PERC Liaison
Trevor Smith (2020 - 2021), Ex-officio/RiPE chair, PERTG MiniGrants

For contact information click on the relevant link in the membership list at right.