Physics Education Research - Physics

The Physics Edu Research Group at UCF studies how active learning strategies support students from diverse backgrounds in mainly introductory physics classes (with opportunities for expansion into upper level courses or related disciplines) as well as how perceptions shape participation in physics.

Project Dates

Start Date: 1/10/2023 - End Date: 5/10/2023

Students Needed

Type of Project


Student Responsibilities

Introductory physics sequence (2053/2054 or 2048/2049)Experience with computer programming preferred (especially Python), but not required. Experience with statistics preferred, but not required  

Time Commitment

Student Requirements

There are several different ways students could be involved depending on their interests and backgrounds. For example, we have need of: students to co-analyze interview transcripts with graduate students, likely resulting in publications; statistical analysis (ANCOVA, General Linear Model, etc.) All students are expected to attend weekly group meetings.

Interested in Working With the Following Programs

For EXCEL URE Students Only

Additional Notes

Involvement can be tailored to match students' interests and skills. This is not a standard physics lab, but could be a good match for students who are passiote about science but also interested in the human side (sociology, psychology, edu).

Position Overview

  • Date Posted: 10-11-2017
  • Location:
    • Orlando (Main Campus)
  • Paid: Yes