Educational technologies; SCALE-UP; conceptual understanding in introductory and upper-level physics; upper-level curriculum development and assessment; Service learning and outreach; advanced undergraduate laboratory courses; Implementation and instructor training for SCALE-UP curricula; best practices in upper-division physics major curriculum design; designing cohort- and mentorship-based programs to improve STEM retention rates.
New astronomy education project proposes the development of an astronomical virtual reality (VR) platform to enhance astronomy instruction and research, with modules designed to engage students in real-world scenarios and improve problem-solving skills. The VR platform will include specific modules like Virtual Night Sky, Eclipses, Tides, and Parallax, which will be tested for their effectiveness in enhancing student understanding.
Smartphone determining the focal length of a lens
Yoong Sheng Phang and Yiping Zhao, “Determining the Focal Length of Converging and Diverging Lenses Using a Smartphone,” The Physics Teacher 60, 703 (2022).