Physics Department: REU Projects - Physics Education

Dr. Micha Kilburn
Email: mkilburn (at) nd.edu

This project includes independent physics education research investigating elementary students' affective view of science changes as they age, and whether gender is a factor. Data has been collected from outreach programs of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics - Center for the Evolution of Elements and analysis will use the same software package used by experimental particle physicists, a transferable skill to any subfield. This work is expected to form the basis for a publication. In addition to analyzing data, the project includes first hand experience in teaching students (grades 3-12) during these outreach programs.