PER group

Our group includes members from both the Physics Department and the School of Education.

William R Evans

William R Evans
William R Evans
255 Loomis Laboratory
wevans2@illinois.edu

Doctoral Student in Physics

Bill is a Physics PhD student with a BS in Physics-Astronomy and a MS in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. He is working with Professor Mats Selen. His current research focuses on improving introductory physics for students not in physical science and engineering majors. He is currently working on improving the introductory mechanics labs through involving more open-ended design-based activities which focus on developing students' scientific skills. Bill also enjoys working with various outreach efforts and is interested in studying how to make these efforts more effective. For more information on Bill's teaching and research, please visit http://go.illinois.edu/EvansPER.