Critical thinking – attained through physics

This Cornell Research story profiles the work of Natasha Holmes, assistant professor of physics, who studies the teaching and learning of physics, particularly in lab courses.

"Science is about experimentation, creativity, even play," the story says. "The greatest breakthroughs have come from those who pushed the known limits to ask why, how, and ultimately what if. If this is how the best science is done, then why don’t we start giving students autonomy to explore and create in the lab early in their university training? If we do, Natasha G. Holmes, Physics, says that perhaps they’ll get a taste of what it means to be a scientist early enough that they’ll choose science as a career path."

Read the full Cornell Research story here. 

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