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Building a PER Program

Ramon Barthelemy

Assistant professor Ramón Barthelemy is a former Fulbright Scholar and an American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy (AAAS) Fellow dedicated to equity and inclusion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). He joined the U in July 2019 to begin serving as the first tenure-track faculty member in the U’s Physics Education Research (PER) Program.

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To Finland with PER

Ramon and friends in Finland

Assistant Professor Ramón Barthelemy (far right) recently traveled to the University of Helsinki in Finland to build a new connection focused on physics education research (PER). As part of his trip, Dr. Barthelemy met with the Fulbright Finland Foundation to discuss opportunities available to graduate students and post-doctoral scholars to travel from the USA to Finland.

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New Academic Advisor Joins Physics Department

Cyri Dixon

Cyri Dixon has joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy as an undergraduate academic advisor, replacing Tamara Young. She will advise new, current, and transfer students; oversee course planning and prerequisites, review DARS reports and degree requirements, and perform other academic duties. Her office is located in the Crocker Science Center, 240-D. Please join us in welcoming Cyri!

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Rochelle Tarin-Olivas Joins Physics as Executive Secretary

Rochelle Tarin-Olivas

Rochelle-Tarin-Olivas has joined the Department of Physics & Astronomy as executive secretary. She will be the primary contact for all department travel and will oversee the colloquium and seminars (HEAP, CM, and UGS), and textbooks. Her office is located in JFB 201-C. Find out more about Rochelle and join us in welcoming her!

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U of U SPS Chapter Leaders Elected to National Positions

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Recently, Jared Coles and Tamara Young, two individuals within the University of Utah’s chapter for the Society of Physics Students (SPS), were elected to positions within the society. The SPS is the student organization within the American Institute of Physics. Young and Coles will represent the U at a physics convention in November and at national meetings.

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Last Updated: 7/10/19