Ben Archibeque is a Researcher at Oregon State University's STEM Center. He has predominantly researched physics-specific contexts, but has also included STEM contexts. He has worked on making physics and STEM more equitable and looking at different ways physics and STEM can be redefined and reformed to be interesting, exciting, and valuable to students from all backgrounds.
Ben earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Florida International University in the Spring of 2023 with a focus in physics education research (same place where he obtained his Master's in Physics). He received his Bachelor's of Science in Physics and Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University in 2018.
Ben is interested in work that involves equity, inclusion, and diversity—particularly, working with individuals from groups who have been historically marginalized groups in STEM and academia. Doing this work with new frameworks, perspectives, and from a variety of data sources is something he considers beneficial and beautiful.
In his spare time, Ben likes to design and sew clothes, create art (@archibarbeque on Instagram), party plan (Events by Beque), and listen to phenomenal artists (e.g. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Adele).
- APEAL - Advancing Public Engagement at LTER sites (APEAL)
- LIFEways (2022-2026)
- CIRCLES Evaluation
- Swinomish Evaluation