STEM Education Seminars

STEM Education Seminars

Upcoming Sessions:


Past Sessions:

9/27/19 - Big Data and Investigating Equity in Physics Student Outcomes


Slideshow and resources Google Drive:

2:00 pm in Blakeslee room, top floor of Thornton Hall

Ben Van Dusen, Chico State

Assistant Professor, Science Education and Director, Chico State Learning Assistant Program

The creation and access to large-scale datasets has revolutionized many fields of science and science education is no exception. In this talk, I will discuss the creation of such a dataset and how my group has used it to investigate issues of equity in physics student learning. I will also discuss findings from a related study on the impact of Learning Assistants on equity in physics student pass rates. The findings from both of these studies will be examined through a quantitative critical perspective.