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International Education



Active Studies

Queering STEM Education Postdoctoral Training Program

National Science Foundation Funded: ~$1,250,000

Team: Annie Fukushima Ramón Barthelemy

The creation of a two-year postdoctoral training program to teach critical research skills to future scholar in STEM education and critical studies of science.

Social Network Analysis of non-LGBTQ+ Women and LGBTQ+ Faculty at the University of Utah

National Science Foundation Funded (ADVANCE): ~$3,000,000 

Team: Camila Manni, Claudia Geist, Brenda Bowen, Mercedes Ward, Myra Washington, Ramón Barthelemy

Social Network Analysis of non-LGBT Women and LGBT People in Professional Physics Careers

National Science Foundation Funded (ECR Core- DGE): ~$500,000 

Team: Camil Manni, Madison Swirtz, Adrienne Traxler, Charles Henderson,
Ramón Barthelemy

Interviewing 100 women and/or LGBT PhD physicists across sectors to understand how they build and navigate their professional networks.

Longitudinal Study on Women in Physics and Astronomy and Students of Color in STEM

National Science Foundation Funded (BCSER): ~$350,000 

Team: Miguel Rodriguez, Brian Zamarripa Roman, Ramón Barthelemy,
Melinda McCormi
ck, Mirna Mohamed


Following up with 21 women in physics and astronomy ten years after an initial interview and starting a new longitudinal study on students of color in STEM

Literature Review on LGBT+ Scientist Research

Association of Women in Science Funded: $20,000

Team: Ramón Barthelemy, Matthew Mikota, Madison Swirtz


Conducting a literature review on articles focused on LGBT+ scientists. Will outline major themes and ideas and methodologies to move forward

Completed Studies

Graduate Education Reform in Physics and Astronomy (2021)

National Science Foundation Funded (RAPID): ~$200,000

Team Includes: MacKenzie Lenz, Ramón Barthelemy, Pearl Sandick, Jordan Gerton, Jessica Payton et al.


Investigating the change process of a major research one's physics department from standard test based admissions to holistic admissions. Uncovering student experiences in both programs while understanding the implementation and successes of new comprehensive exam, course, and mentoring structure

Inclusivity in Large Introductory STEM Courses (2021)

Pilot Study

Team Includes: Josh Edwards (CER), Gina Frey (CER), Ramón Barthelemy et al.


Survey based study seeking to understand the impacts of inclusivity and sense of belonging on student's performance and retention in introductory STEM course sequences.

Ph.D. Programs in Physics Education Research (2020)

Team Includes: Ramón Barthelemy, Charles Henderson, Mirna Mohamed et al.


Survey based study seeking to understand the characteristics of Ph.D. programs in PER in the U.S.A.

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