Doctoral Student in Physics
Katie is a Ph.D student with a BS in physics and music from the University of Michigan. In her research, she explores the implementation and effects of incorporating hands-on learning into online contexts at the college level using current technology, including the IOLab device developed by her advisor, Mats Selen. In addition to her work in PER, Katie teaches physical science to sixth and seventh graders at the Campus Middle School for Girls.
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Papers & talks
Poster presented at the 2017 Physics Education Research Conference (PERC) describing the effects of lesson design on the choices students make while doing at-home physics experiments.
Poster presented at the Foundations and Frontiers in Physics Education Research (FFPER) 2017 conference describing effects of skills-focused lab instruction on student data analysis strategies and the conclusions they reach.
Paper published in the 2016 PERC proceedings describing recent introductory physics lab reforms and the positive effects of these reforms on student attitudes.
Poster presented at the 2016 Physics Education Research Conference describing laboratory reform efforts in introductory calculus-based mechanics and some preliminary results.
Poster presented at the 2015 Physics Education Research Conference describing a clinical study probing the effectiveness of describing before exploring vs exploring before describing as physics instructional methods.