Dr. Edgar Corpuz

Associate Professor Edgar Corpuz
Ph.D. in Physics, Kansas State University, 2006
Office: Science 3.130, Edinburg Campus
Phone: (956) 665-2153
Email: edgar.corpuz@utrgv.edu 

Teaching

PHYS 1402 (A-PRIME TIME)
PHYS 2426
PHYS 5404

Research

Dr. Corpuz conducts research in the area of physics education. His research interests include students’ modeling of microscopic phenomena, microgenetic analysis of the dynamics of students’ knowledge construction of physics concepts, facilitating conceptual change in physics, improving students’ physics problem solving skills and performance, use of technology in the classroom especially the integration of web-based interaction system to enhance students’ motivation and conceptual understanding, and investigating impact of inquiry-based learning materials in students’ ability to apply concepts in new situation(s).

Publications

  • Liang Zeng, Chris Smith, G. Herold Poelzer, Jennifer Rodriguez, Edgar Corpuz, and George Yanev, Illustrations and supporting texts for sound standing waves of air columns in pipes in introductory physics textbooks. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 10, 020110 (2014)
  • Edgar de Guzman Corpuz and N. Sanjay Rebello. Simple Activities to Improve Students' Understanding of Microscopic Friction. The Physics Teacher, Vol. 50 (5), May 2012, pp. 293-295.
  • Edgar D. Corpuz and N. Sanjay Rebello. Investigating students’ mental models and knowledge construction of microscopic friction. I. Implications for curriculum design and development. Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 7, 2 (2011).
  • Edgar D. Corpuz and N. Sanjay Rebello. Investigating students’ mental models and knowledge construction of microscopic friction. II. Implications for curriculum design and development. Phys. Rev. ST Physics Ed. Research 7, 2 (2011).
  • Edgar D. Corpuz, Ma. Aileen A. Corpuz and Mary Moriarty. The use of PDAs as classroom interaction system: Instructors' Perspective. AIP Conf. Proc. 1413, 155-158 (2011).