Members and collaborators of the Energy Project in the Department of Physics spent the week in Omaha, Nebraska, sharing the work of the Energy Project with colleagues at the Summer National Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT, August 1-3) and the associated Physics Education Research Conference (PERC, August 3-4).
Presenters for the Energy Project included:
Stamatis Vokos, Seattle Pacific University
Rachel Scherr, Energy Project, Seattle Pacific University
Sam McKagan, McKagan Enterprises, Seattle
Hunter Close, Texas State University
Eleanor Close, Texas State University
Benedikt Harrer, University of Maine
Warren Christensen, North Dakota State University
Eleanor Sayre, Kansas State University
Presentations addressed topics such as intuitive ontologies for energy in physics; productive disciplinary engagement in the context of energy; criteria for creating and categorizing forms of energy; and promoting proximal formative assessment with relational discourse.
Talks, posters, and short papers submitted to the PERC Proceedings are posted at the Energy Project website.