Video Game Physics


Dr. Rosegrant's Virtual STEM Research Lab Team:

This research pathway really spearheaded as a group endeavor between Dr. Rosengrant and the following four individuals who were part of a Robert Noyce Program at Kennesaw State. This Professional Learning community focused on Video Games in the Physics Classroom. Berkil Alexander who as a Master Teacher in the group and then Tracey Beyer and Phil Money who were Noyce Teaching Fellows.

While at USF, the team grew and changed over the time. Kelly Doyle helped create some of the vignettes you see on the website while Natalie Kass was instrumental in developing the first website for Dr. Rosengrant. Over time, more undergraduates helped in various capacities to add to the number of vignettes, these included: Nathalie Gueri, Sara Pothen, and Jasraj Pruthi.

Dr. David Rosengrant
Professor in STEM Education

Dr. Rosengrant has had a passion for physics and video games his whole life. His first use of combining the two was when he taught Physics and Physical Science at Bucks County Technical High School. There, students used Roller Coaster Tycoon to better understand concepts such as energy, velocity, forces and acceleration. Now he is turning part of his research to creating and understanding ways we can implement video games educationally into our courses. This is through direct lessons, the video game vignettes or hopefully actually creating a full video game. So now when he is playing Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto or Kingdom Hearts he can tell his wife that this is part of his job and his research.

Olivia Schmidt
Student Research Assistant

Olivia Schmidt started working with Dr. Rosengrant as a student research assistant Summer of 2022. Her lifelong goals are to develop educational video games to be used in the classroom environment. She is working with Dr. Rosengrant on multiple projects due to the similar interests.