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J. Caleb Speirs, Ph.D.

Assistant Lecturer of Physics

Location

Peter and Cecile Morgane Hall 007
Biddeford Campus
On campus
Eligible for Student Opportunities

Credentials

Education

Ph.D. Physics
University of Maine
2019
M.S. Applied Physics
Colorado School of Mines
2012

Research

Selected publications

J. Caleb Speirs, "New Methodologies for Examining and Supporting Student Reasoning in Physics", Ph.D. Dissertaion, University of Maine, 2019

Speirs et al, "Probing Student Ability to Construct Reasoning Chains: A New Methodology", Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference, 2016, Sacramento, CA. DOI: 10.1119/perc.2016.pr.077

J. C. Speirs, "Extended source geometries for multiphoton microscopy : removing the scattering ambiguity", M.S. Thesis, Colorado School of Mines, 2012

E. E. Hoover et. al., “Eliminating the scattering ambiguity in multifocal, multimodal, multiphoton imaging systems,” J. Biophotonics, vol. 5, no. 5–6, pp. 425–436, May 2012. DOI: 10.1002/jbio.201100139

 

Research interests

Optical systems with biomedical/biological applications

Thinking and reasoning in the context of physics

Curriculum development

Research topics

Memory
Logic and Rationality
K-12 Education
Learning
Science Pedagogy
Cognition
Competency-based Learning
Community Development

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