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Ayush Gupta



  • Higher Ed: Science, Higher Ed: Education, Higher Ed: Engineering, Researcher 


I am a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Unversity of Maryland, College Park in the Physics Education Research Group. From a scientific perspective, I am interested in gaining a better understanding of how the human mind operates and learns. From a social perspective I want to use this understanding to promote a more equitable education system and an overall scientific and rational way of thinking in society - awareness and education being the slow but steady path towards greater social justice without instability. 


Physics Education Research
Science Education Research
Learning Sciences 


Gupta, A. & Elby, A. (2011). Beyond Epistemological Deficits: Dynamic Explanations of Engineering Students' Difficulties with Mathematical Sense-making. International Journal of Science Education, 33(18), pp. 2463-2488.

Bhattacharyya, S. S., Plishker, W., Gupta, A., & Shen, C.-C. (2011). Teaching cross-platform design and testing methods for embedded systems using DICE. Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Embedded Systems Education, WESE '11 (pp. 38-45). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2077370.2077376

Hammer, D., Gupta, A, & Redish, E. F. (2011). On static and dynamic ontologies. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 20 (1), 163-168.

Gupta, A., Hammer, D., & Redish, E. F. (2010). The Case for Dynamic Models of Learners' Ontologies in Physics. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 19:3, pp. 285-321.