Current Research

Carl Wieman is a physicist whose current research focuses on the investigation of expert thinking in science, particularly physics, and how this can be effectively taught and assessed. His group primarily focuses on the use of Physics Education Technology (PhET) simulations used in K-16 classrooms, identifying student inquiry skills, teaching and learning in instructional physics labs, and evaluating learning in undergraduate research experiences. The goal of Wieman’s research is to provide a framework for answering how prepared students at various levels and in different disciplines are able to transfer knowledge into new scientific disciplines and use newly learned information.

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