Andrew Pawl's Homepage


Announcing a New Gen Ed Physics Course!

In Spring 2015 I will teach a new General Education physics course that will present the ideas of atomic theory, relativity, and quantum physics with minimal mathematics. See my Physics 1900 course page for more information!

About Me

I am currently (since 2010) an assistant professor in the Engineering Physics department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Much of the work featured in my website stems from my time as a postdoc (2008-2010) in Dave Pritchard's physics education research group (RELATE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My Ph.D (2005) is in astrophysics/cosmology from the University of Michigan, advised by Gordon Kane and Fred Adams. My undergraduate education was at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), where I worked on numerical models of the Lyman-alpha forest under the supervision of Don Cox. In between getting my Ph.D and joining the RELATE group, I taught introductory college physics at the Naval Academy Peparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI.

For more information on my teaching or my research, use the navigation links at the left side of the page.

LON-CAPA Resources

If you have attended one of my talks on resources for LON-CAPA users, you can find more information by clicking here.