Eleanor C Sayre

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Dr. Eleanor C Sayre

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I am a Professor of Physics at Kansas State University. I am also a partner at the Alder Science Education Association (AlderSEA) and a co-Director of the Professional development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) program. I have over 80 peer-reviewed publications in discipline-based education research. I direct research on how students develop professional identity in physics, linking the development of their technical knowledge with their perceptions of what it means to do physics. I also conduct research into effective professional development for university faculty, including helping faculty teach better as well as become better researchers.

There are more details of my research at the Sayre Lab.

I graduated from the University of Maine with a PhD in 2007 and a MST in 2005, from Grinnell College with a BA in 2002, and from Falmouth Academy in 1998. For more professional details, my CV is here.

In my spare time, I enjoy knitting, gaming, and parenting. I try to wear one hand-made item every day, usually several. This includes jewelry, knitted and sewn garments, and purpose-built accessories.

You can find me on Ravelry as zaposa and on twitter as @sayrelab.

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What is zaposa?

za*po*sa 1. noun. A placeholder for multiple ideas at once.

Zaposa.com is the personal domain of Eleanor C Sayre. "Zaposa" is an easily pronounced short non-word. There are no formal definitions for zaposa because I made it up. Creative readers are encouraged to send me definitions like the one above.

Last update this page: 2021 October