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Emilie Rusch

Wendy Adams elected fellow of American Physical Society

Fellowship in APS recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to physics research, applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education.
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Wendy Adams, research associate professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society

Fellowship in APS recognizes members who have made exceptional contributions to physics research, applications of physics, leadership in or service to physics, or significant contributions to physics education. Each year, no more than one-half of one percent of the society’s global membership is honored with fellowship.

Adams was recognized for her “impactful physics education research and the subsequent development of assessments in the areas of problem-solving, student beliefs and teacher preparation, leading to a range of improvements such as increased student learning and reductions in physics teacher shortages.”

Adams joined the Mines faculty in 2017 and her research focuses on formative assessment, curriculum design and engaging students and faculty in discourse around the benefits of teaching as a profession. She earned her PhD and MS from the University of Colorado and holds a BA from the University of Northern Colorado, all in physics.

With more than 55,000 members worldwide, APS is a nonprofit scientific organization dedicated to advancing and diffusing the knowledge of physics through its research journals, scientific meetings and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities.

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