OhioScienceHigher EducationPrincipal Investigator: Lin DingProject OverviewBackground & Purpose: This project proposes to investigate and improve student skills in solving synthesis problems in introductory physics, that is: problems that require a joint application of multiple physics concepts including those that are taught in different chapters or at significantly different times in the course. Setting: The Ohio State University Georgia Institute of Technology Research Design: The project uses a comparative and cross-sectional research design. Original data are being collected on undergraduate STEM students using assessments of learning and survey research [paper & pencil, online, face-to-face]. Findings: Findings will be posted as they become available. Other Products: Physics synthesis problems that can be useful for introductory physics courses.