Search

Nonprofit

PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO | https://phet.colorado.edu/
Joined in January 2022

About Us

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado Boulder is a world leader in the design and use of interactive math and science simulations for advancing STEM education. The PhET team is dedicated to high-quality STEM education for all students, disseminating PhET simulations as open (free) education resources globally and pioneering approaches for making interactive content accessible to all learners. PhET simulations are used more than 250 million times per year globally and translated into more than 90 languages.


The PhET team is a passionate, creative, and productive group, including STEM education, simulation, and inclusive design experts, education researchers, software engineers, quality assurance specialists, and more. Our project is a blend of an academic research project, an outreach project, and an innovative education technology company, housed within the Department of Physics and working with diverse partners at CU Boulder and around the world. PhET’s work has received numerous international awards, including being named a 2017 WISE Awards Winner, a 2011 Tech Award Laureate, and a winner of the 2014 Reimagine Education Award.

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado Boulder is a world leader in the design and use of interactive math and science simulations for advancing STEM…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Science & Technology

Location & Contact

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite organizations and get email alerts when new ones are posted.