The POWER group continues to expand. As a part of RIT’s Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Jarrett Vosburg and Josh Deslongchamps become the latest members to join the team. Jarrett comes to the group from the Physics Department at SUNY Geneseo, while Josh arrives as a physics and math major from Texas State.
Jarrett joins third-year Physics major, Javier Olivera, on a project researching problem solving among graduate-level research students in engineering and the physical sciences. Josh teams up with Kingston Chen, also a third-year physics major, studying symbolic and computational math use at the graduate-level. Although these projects have a workforce focus, they build on a foundation of ideas from physics education research (PER). Kingston becomes the latest RIT student on the team, uniting with Javier and recent RIT physics grad Michael Rinkus. These members are sure to have an impact as they study the links between undergraduate preparation and the photonics workforce.