Penn State York and Penn State Mont Alto 

Physics Departments

NSF-ILI Project

Interactive, Microcomputer-Based Undergraduate Physics Laboratory




This page presents only one of many NSF-ILI projects funded by the National Science Foundation.  This particular project was the result of a combined effort between physicists from two campuses of The Pennsylvania State University.  The faculty members involved from the Penn State York campus were Abul Hasan, Duke Sarafian and Kip Trout.  The Mont Alto campus had Mike Doncheski and Bill Toothacker contributing.  This project was started in August 1998 and officially ended in August 2000.  The goal was to develop a set of innovative, computer-based, undergraduate physics lab experiments and to evaluate their effectiveness at improving student learning in physics.  A study of the effectiveness of the labs is continuing at the present time and this website will be updated periodically as new information becomes available.

Project development was supported by an NSF-ILI Grant "Interactive, Microcomputer-Based Undergraduate Physics Laboratory" Grant No. DUE-9851024  Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website and associated documents are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.