Prize Recipient

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Marcos (Danny) Caballero
Michigan State University


"For developing an active, inclusive, and supportive community of physics educators dedicated to integrating computation into their instruction; creating, reviewing, and disseminating instructional materials; and generating knowledge of computation in physics curricula and of effective practices."


Marcos (Danny) Caballero received his B.S. in physics from the Unviersity of Texas at Austin in 2004 and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology in physics with M.F. Schatz in 2006 and 2011, repsectively. His research focuses on physics and computing education with major contributions in designing, growing, and sustaining computing-enhanced learning environments in physics, studying the effects of learning computing in physics on students, educators, and broader educational systems, and making use of quantitative methods borrowed from data science to establish new approaches for studying educational data in physics. His honors include the Lappan-Philips Chair for Physics Education at Michigan State University (MSU) and earning the MSU President's Distiniguished Teaching Award in 2018. Caballero serves as research professor in the Centre for Computing in Science Education at the University of Oslo (Norway). He serves as a principal investigator for the Physics Education Research Lab and Computing Education Research Lab at MSU.

Selection Committee:

2023 Selection Committee Members: Clausell Mathis (Chair), Carmen Pantoja, Edmund Bertschinger