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  • Ferm Jr., William
  • Hayes, Kate
  • Le, Thanh
  • Schermerhorn, Benjamin
  • Speirs, John
  • Stetzer, MacKenzie
  • Thompson, John R.
  • Van De Bogart, Kevin
  • Wittmann, Michael

Contact Information

MacKenzie R. Stetzer
mackenzie DOT stetzer AT maine.edu

John R. Thompson
thompsonj AT maine DOT edu

Michael C. Wittmann
mwittmann AT maine DOT edu

Physics Education Research Laboratory
5709 Bennett Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME  04469-5709


Our mission is to understand and affect student learning of physics.

Our areas of interest include:

  • student understanding of specific physics concepts
  • the use and understanding of mathematics in physics learning
  • curriculum development and dissemination
  • professional development of K-12 teachers and university instructors
  • models and mechanisms of human reasoning and learning

We have multiple degree programs that support physics education research projects:
  • Ph.D. and M.S. in physics, via the Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Master of Science in Teaching, via the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
  • Ph.D. in STEM Education, via the College of Education and Human Development and the Maine Center for Research in STEM Education

Click on the links below for more information.


Additional Links

Members of the Group
UMaine PERL publication blog
We use a blog to keep track of our publications. When there, you can organize your search by date, or you can click on various tags to search for information according to author, keyword, content, and so on.
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education