US - AAPT Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG)

The Physics Education Research Topical Group (PERTG) is a Topical Group within the American Association of Physics Teachers, formed for those with a special interest in research on the teaching and learning of physics.

The Physics Education Research Leadership and Organizing Council (PERLOC) is elected by PERTG to serve as the representative body for community decision-making.


For AAPT members to be part of the PERTG, they may self-identify and pay an annual fee of $40 ($15 for students). The fee is paid at the time of renewing AAPT membership and will be deposited in a special account to fund PERLOC activities/functions/programs. Click here to apply.
  • Funds will be used for:
  • costs related to the annual Physics Education Research Conference (PERC), such as funds for invited speakers from outside PER and publication costs for the PERC Proceedings,
  • financial support for PER-Central, the online clearinghouse containing links to PER-based materials, research results and publications, and discussion fora
  • general support for PER activities within AAPT.

ComPADRE has the latest information and resources concerning PERLOC.

Learn more about PERTG at PER Central

 

PERLOC Roles and Responsibilities

Vashti A. Sawtelle, Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)

Chandra Anne Turpen, Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)

Geoff Potvin, Vice Chair /Treasurer (2018 - 2021)

Gina Passante ,Ex-officio/RiPE Chair (2019 - 2020)

Ed Price (2019 - 2022)

Hannah C. Sabo ,PERTG MiniGrants, PERTCoGS Rep (2019 - 2021)

Erin M. Scanlon ,PERC Liaison (2019 - 2022)

Stamatis Vokos ,PERTG MiniGrants (2018 - 2021)