Emily Alicea-Munoz
Graduate Teaching Assistant

M.S. Astronomy & Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University (2011)

B.S. Physics, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (2003)

Research Interests

My research focus is on Physics Education, under the guidance of Professor Mike Schatz. I'm interested in exploring research-based professional development strategies for graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), approaches to problem solving in introductory physics classes, and physics/astronomy outreach methodologies within the framework of PER. In the past I've done research on gravitational waves from cosmological black hole mergers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Honors and Awards:

POD Network GPSD Career Development Award (2016)

Goizueta Foundation Fellowship (2015-2017)

AAPT Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant Award (2015)

AAPT Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant Award (2013)