Physics Education Research @ Georgia Tech

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Welcome to the website for the Physics Education Research group at the Georgia Tech School of Physics!

The PER@GT group was founded in 2005 (back then the group was known as GTPER). We are a small research group in the School of Physics with several PER and interdisciplinary collaborators, studying various areas of physics-focused disciplinary-based education research.

Our group members have studied computation and visualization in K-12 and introductory-level physics, remote/online instruction (including Massively Open Online Courses – MOOCs), graduate teaching assistant (GTA) preparation and professional development, methods of deliberate innovations (DI) applied to education research, the relationship between graduate advisors and advisees, barriers students may encounter in their path to the physics major, and science communication in the classroom.

Group Photo (March 2024). Left to right: Andrew Wu, Anika Jones, Mike Schatz, Ed Greco, Alex Ronemus, Emily Alicea-Muñoz, Prabha Padukka, Steven Tarr. Not pictured: Dev Shah.