M.Sc. (In progress), Physics, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
B.Sc., Physics (Honours), McGill University, Montreal, QC
I obtained my honours bachelor’s degree in physics and minor in computer science from McGill University, throughout which I developed a passion for education. During that time, I have been involved in computer graphics and animation research with Dr. Paul Kry, as well as in research in machine learning (specifically deep neural networks) and early universe cosmology with Dr. Robert Brandenberger. I have since then gone on to pursue my master’s degree in physics at Concordia University, where I am doing research in physics education under the supervision of Dr. Calvin Kalman.
Expertise: Labatorial (conceptually-driven lab) design
Instructional Activities: Six labatorial worksheets for CEGEP or university freshmen-level classical mechanics lab courses. (Work in progress.)
My current research involves investigating labatorials, a conceptually driven approach to pedagogical lab courses, in comparison to traditional methods in the context of Concordia’s introductory classical mechanics lab course.
The project aims to address the questions of how the student learning experience differs between the lab approaches, as well as in what ways the two approaches each promote the development of conceptual understanding in physics.