Lattery Physics and Engineering Education Research Group

@ University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
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The Lattery Physics and Engineering Education Research Group (or LPEER Group) is a collaboration of students, teachers, and researchers interested in how students learn in a model-centered science classroom. The LPEER Group offers many opportunities for students preparing for careers in physics and engineering education. You need not be physics major, or even a physics student. Our research program benefits students across disciplines, including cognitive science, computer science, psychology, history of science, philosophy of science, secondary science teaching, and of course, physics and engineering/ Please contact Professor Lattery (lattery@uwosh.edu) to be added to our email list for meeting announcements and minutes. 

Professor Lattery's Biography

Dr. Mark Lattery is Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, an expert in model-centered physics instruction, and a leader in teacher professional development. He received his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics from the University of Minnesota in 1996, and a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota in 1997. Dr. Lattery has served in such diverse roles as: Graduate Director of the Masters of Science in Education program (Physics Education Track), Director and Principal Investigator of the Modeling Physical Science program, Chair of the American Association of Physics Teachers Committee on the History and Philosophy of Physics, and National Science Foundation Panelist. He Lattery has published in a wide range of journals, including: Physical Review Letters, Science & Education, School Science Mathematics, Electronic Journal of Science Education, The Physics Teacher, and Physics Education. For excellence in teaching, Dr. Lattery was named University of Wisconsin System Wisconsin Teaching Fellow (2000) and Wisconsin Teaching Scholar (2006). He is the current President of the Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers,

Recent LPEER Group Members

Stephanie Pommerening (Class 2018)
Chris Christopherson (Class 2017)
Carol Paschke (Class 2016)
Eric Brandenburg (Class 2013), physics teacher at Union High School, WI
Chris Hathaway (Class 2012), physics teacher at Martin Luther High School, WI
Clifton Sathoff (Class 2011), physics teacher at Powell High School, WI
Margaret Voit (Class 2010), physics teacher at New Berlin West High School, WI
John Kozicke (Class 2010),  physics teacher at Homestead High School, WI
Jacob Pichelmeyer (Class 2009), mathematics professor at Madison College, WI

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Professor Lattery to travel to Atlanta for 2017 PhysTEC and AAPT conference Professor Lattery to travel to Atlanta for 2017 PhysTEC and AAPT conference

Professor Lattery will be attending the 2017 PhysTEC and the AAPT Conference in February where he will be giving a presentation on... (read more)

Professor Lattery publishes new book on the use of scientific models and modeling in the physics classroom Professor Lattery publishes new book on the use of scientific models and modeling in the physics classroom

Professor Lattery has recently published a new book entitled, "Deep Learning in Introductory Physics: Exploratory Studies of Model-Based Reasoning" (Information Age Publishing, 2016). For more information, please visit Amazon.com ("Look inside").

Professor Lattery named 2016-2017 WAPT President Professor Lattery named 2016-2017 WAPT President

Professor Lattery was voted the 2016-2017 Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers President... (read more)

Christopherson and Paschke present research at the Summer AAPT Christopherson and Paschke present research at the Summer AAPT

Carol Paschke and Christopher Christopherson (undergraduate research students) participated in the Summer American Association of Physics Teachers in Washington, D.C... (read more)