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Group Members

The Physics Education Research Laboratory was started in January 2001, rebooted from the Laboratory for Research in Physics Education (1995-2000).

Interested in joining us?

Current Members


Principal Investigators

Collaborating Faculty

Research assistants

Post docs

  • Kevin van de Bogart

PhD students

  • Abolaji Akinyemi
  • Kate Hayes
  • Thanh Le
  • Benjamin Schermerhorn
  • J. Caleb Speirs

MST students (via Maine Center for Research in STEM Education)

  • Peter Colesworthy
  • Billy Ferm
  • Oai Ha
  • Adam Rogers
  • Paul Wilson

Undergraduate students (working on senior theses or honors theses)


Physics Education Research Laboratory
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 5709 Bennett Hall
Phone: 207.581.1033; 207.581.1030; 207.581.1237
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469