CASPER's long-standing educational research and outreach activities span the STEM spectrum and includes:
• Funded summer research programs,
• Unfunded internships and high school scholars programs, and
• Educational research, curriculum development and assessment programs.
CASPER's educational research and outreach group boasts a rich history with activities reaching back more than twenty years. This multidisciplinary research group is comprised of physicists, education professionals, graduate students and high school teachers who are deeply committed to providing meaningful educational opportunities for STEM students of all ages.
The ongoing paradigm for this group is known as the CASPER Seamless Pathway, which produces a wide range of research and educational opportunities for age groups spanning elementary school to graduate school. It includes CASPER's long running Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) and Research Experience for Teachers (RET) programs funded by the National Science Foundation since 1994, a High School Scholar summer program, a lab internship program and the Virtual Physics Circus. It also includes the legacy CASPER Physics Circus program, funded by the Department of Education from 1999-2013, along with the development of curriculum, formative and summative assessments and professional development.
For more information on current CASPER outreach and research opportunities, please visit:
You may also contact Dr. Truell Hyde, Director of CASPER, Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Research for additional information.