Rose Young ’20 Authors Paper in The Physics Teacher, Drawing on St. Mary’s Project Research

Submitted by Joshua Grossman on October 02, 2020 - 12:56 pm
October 02, 2020
By Joshua Grossman

The Physics Teacher, an academic journal on teaching, has published an article by Rose Young ’20, titled "Parenting and Physics: How to Support Physics Students Who Are Raising Children." The article, based on Young’s St. Mary’s Project (SMP) research, was featured as part of the journal’s special collection on "Sex, Gender, and Physics Teaching." Her study addresses the obstacles and lack of support available in the U.S. for physics students who are also parents. It follows up by providing physics parents with strategies that other students like them have used and providing ideas for universities and physics faculty to support physics students who are raising children. The article is the first to be published on this topic.

Professor Angela Johnson of the educational studies department mentored Young for her SMP. Young graduated with degrees in physics and math. She now works for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).