Joe Redish giving HDQM Seminar, Tuesday, February 3 (2015)

On Tuesday, 2/3/15, Joe will give a seminar to the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Measurement in the College of Education. The seminar will be from 12:30-1:30 in the Benjamin Building, room 3233 and lunch will be provided starting at 12:15. His topic is "Epistemological framing: The role of selective attention in building rich knowledge structures." 


Science Education Seminar Monday, Sep 14th

The first science education seminar of the semester will be 1:15-2:45 on Monday, Sept. 14th in room 4208 of the Physics building.  Brian, Ayush, and Andy will show some data and talk about affect, identity, and epistemology in engineering students' mathematical sensemaking.  (details)


Winter AAPT 2010: Abstracts due September 16th

The deadline for submitting abstracts for the Winter AAPT/APS meeting, which will be held in Washington DC on February 13-17, is Wednesday, September 16th.


Look for Luke Conlin in February's editions of The Physics Teacher and Scientific American!

Luke Conlin's article "Finding Method in Madness" can be found in The Physics Teacher magazine's February edition, in the section "For the New Teacher".  Also, February's edition of Scientific American includes his letter to the editor in response to an October article entitled "The Search for Intelligence".  (Just trying to make this work with the RSS feed :)


Oct 4: Science Education Welcome Party and Rachel Send-Off

This is a gathering for Science Education Researchers at the University of Maryland, to welcome all our newcomers and to say good bye to our old friend and colleague Rachel Scherr, who is leaving us after 8 years to join the Life Center at the University of Washington in the wet and rainy northwest.  Please come join us, meet new people, and have some fun at the Wheaton Regional Park on October 4, starting at noon. The link to the evite:


Sept 19th: Abstract Deadline, AAPT Winter Meeting

Sept 19th is the deadline for submitting abstracts for the AAPT winter meeting in Chicago (Feb 12-16, 2009). Click here to submit abstract.


NARST Conference Proposal Deadline is August 15, 2008.

The 2009 NARST Annual International Conference will be held Garden Grove, CA, April 17-21, 2009. This year’s theme is Grand Challenges and Great Opportunities in Science Education.


Heartiest Congratulations to Tom Bing

Heartiest Congratulations to Tom Bing on his successful dissertation defense. Dr. Bing will join the faculty of Emory University, Atlanta, GA in Fall 2008.


Submission deadline for AERA 2009

Submission deadline for AERA 2009 proposals is August 1 @ 11:59 pm. More information at


A very warm welcome to Heather Dobbins

A very warm welcome to Heather Dobbins who joins as a Research Associate after a PhD in neuroscience