Trained as a solid state theorist, in the mid-1990's I started to explore ways in which the computational tools used in research could expand and enliven courses for both graduate and undergraduate students. This led to the study of new technologies for supporting learning and ways to help other faculty take advantage of these tools.
My work now focuses on efforts to enhance physics and astronomy education through web-based resources. I am director of the ComPADRE network of educational resource collections (http://www.compadre.org), a collaboration of the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society, and the Society of Physics Students and part of the National Science Digital Library (http://nsdl.org). I am also the editor of the physics collection on MERLOT (http://www.merlot.org), a multi-discipline and multi-institutional organization promoting the scholarly use of multimedia educational resources.
- Mario Belloni, Wolfgang Christian, Bruce Mason, "Open Source and Open Access Resources for Quantum Physics Education," J. Chem. Ed. 86, 125 (2009)
- Bruce Mason, "Digital Libraries in Support of Science Education: A Case for Computational Physics," Comp. in Sci. & Eng. 8, 62 (2006)
- M.F. Khodr, P.J. McCann, and B.A. Mason, "Optimizing and Engineering EuSe-PbSe0.78Te0.22-EuSe Multiple-Quantum-Well Laser Structures," I.E.E.E. Jour Opt Elect 34 1604 (1998).
- C.E. Hembree, B.A. Mason, J. T. Kwiatkowski, J. Furneaux, and J.A. Slinkman, "Calculations of the spin dependence of transport and optical properties in wide parabolic quantum wells," Phys Rev B 50, 15197 (1994)