Volume 3 Issue 1 (2007): Students' Reflections on Doing Research
Main Articles

Astronomy Education: Becoming a Hybrid Researcher

Erik Brogt
The University of Arizona
Published May 7, 2007
  • changing research field,
  • international student,
  • graduate student research,
  • science education research,
  • astronomy education research,
  • interdisciplinary research
  • ...More


This article describes the experiences of a former astronomer who is making the transition to astronomy education research as an international graduate student in the United States. The article describes the author’s encounters with education research, its methodologies, and his changing research interests as he progresses through the graduate program. It also describes his experiences with the busy life of a graduate student in American academia and his experiences as an international student.