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Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

AAPT 2013 winter meeting January 5-9, Catalyst Center director Michael Loverude, postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li and physics graduate student April Hankins attended the 2013 winter national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in New Orleans, LA. The conference provided

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Catalyst center hosted Dr. Barbara Dougherty as the fall invited speaker on Friday Oct 26. Dr. Dougherty is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri. Her research areas include using measurement to develop mathematical concepts for K-5

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

The Catalyst Center bid a fond farewell to Dr. Mary Emenike on August 10. Mary had served since last November as the first postdoctoral researcher employed by the center. In that short time, Mary proved to be a capable organizer

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

Catalyst director Michael Loverude and postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li attended the summer national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers as well as the annual Physics Education Research Conference, held July 29 - August 2 in Philadelphia.  Loverude and

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Center Director, Michael Loverude, along with 4 other Catalyst members (Joel Abraham, Mary Emenike, Nicole Engelke, and Sissi Li) attended the 2012 Transforming Research on Undergraduate STEM Education (TRUSE) Conference, a conference to promote the integration of research on undergraduate mathematics, physics,

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Martin V. Bonsangue not only told “America’s Math Story,” he had the audience computing math, and he sang math’s praises, too.

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

Catalyst Center members Dr. Mary Emenike, Dr. Maria Grant, Dr. Sissi Li, Dr. Natalie Tran, and Dr. Michelle VanderVelt participate in the CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education, organized by College of Education Professor Amy Cox-Petersen and sponsored by

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Sissi Li who earned her Ph.D. in science education from Oregon State University.

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Emenike who earned her Ph.D. in chemistry education research from Miami University.

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Mike Loverude, the newly named director of the CSUF Catalyst Center for Advancement of Research in Teaching and Learning, receives $15,000 grant from CSUF's Center and Institute Planning and Expansion Program.

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Mike Loverude heads research efforts to advance learning, teaching of science and math in his new role as Director of the CSUF Catalyst Center.

Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

AAPT 2013 winter meeting January 5-9, Catalyst Center

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Dr. Barbara Dougherty Speaks at CSU Fullerton

Catalyst center hosted Dr. Barbara Dougherty as

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

Catalyst Center Bids Farewell to Mary Emenike

The Catalyst Center bid a fond farewell

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

2 Catalyst Members Attend Summer Conferences: AAPT and PERC

Catalyst director Michael Loverude and postdoctoral scholar

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Members Attend TRUSE Conference

Catalyst Center Director, Michael Loverude, along with

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Lecture

Outstanding Professor Martin V. Bonsangue not only

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

CSU/ISI Collaborative Symposium to Promote Science Education

Catalyst Center members Dr. Mary Emenike, Dr.

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

Postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

Postdoctoral scholar Mary Emenike joins the Catalyst Center

The Catalyst Center is pleased to welcome

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Michael Loverude receives Center Expansion Grant

Mike Loverude, the newly named director of

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Michael Loverude appointed Director of the Catalyst Center

Mike Loverude heads research efforts to advance

Catalyst Members Attend Winter Conferences

AAPT 2013 winter meeting

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January 5-9, Catalyst Center director Michael Loverude, postdoctoral scholar Sissi Li and physics graduate student April Hankins attended the 2013 winter national meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in New Orleans, LA. The conference provided an opportunity to interact with researchers and teachers in physics education. The CSUF researchers presented research talks and posters, met with collaborators, and discussed ongoing and future research projects. Hankins collaborated on one poster with students and faculty from Cal Poly Pomona presented a second poster on her own research titled “Do Proportional Reasoning Skills Affect Student Performance in Intro. Astronomy?” Dr. Li presented research on how physics community norms are developed and supported in an upper-division course in a talk titled “Fostering Future Members of the Physics SissiPoster2Community.” Additional research findings and context for physics major identity development were presented in a poster titled “Peer Influence on Student Physics Learning: in Class and Beyond.” Li also co-organized a session titled “Insights and Benefits from Framing a Class as a Discourse Community” which was well attended. Dr. Loverude presented findings about ways in which students make sense of entropy in a talk titled “Student Connections Between Multiplicity and Macroscopic Entropy.” Additionally, Loverude was an invited speaker in a session on physics preparation for preservice elementary teachers; his talk was titled “An Inquiry-based Course in Chemistry and Physics for Pre-service Teachers.”

 

TUES conference

Michael-articleMichael Loverude was one of about five hundred PIs invited to the 2013 CCLI / TUES conference hosted by the NSF and AAAS in Washington, DC, January 23 to 25, 2013. 
The NSF’s TUES program (Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM) funds research and curriculum development projects focused on undergraduate science, math, and engineering education.  Loverude and his Collaborating PI John Thompson (University of Maine) presented posters on their current grant:  “Collaborative Project:  Teaching and Learning of Thermal Physics.”