Daniel Doucette

Position: Graduate Student
Office Address: 
3941 O'Hara St
200 Desk #12
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Affiliation
Physics
University of Pittsburgh
Scholarly Work

The introductory lab can be a critical space for the development of students’ skills, understandings, and interest in physics. My research focuses on developing and evaluating new learning materials and instructor professional development for introductory physics labs. I’m interested in questions like: How can the introductory physics lab be made equitable and supportive for traditionally-marginalized students? What does successful professional development for lab TAs look like? What does it take to make meaningful inquiry learning work in our introductory labs?

Advisor

Chandralekha Singh

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh
Personal | Department of Physics and Astronomy
Chandralekha Singh obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before joining the Department of Physics of the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She is the Founding Director of the Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center. She is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Committee and was part of the U.S. delegation at the International Conference on Women in Physics in 2015.