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Conquering the Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Knatokie Ford (Feb 27)

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Dr. Ford will speak on “Conquering the Imposter Syndrome” at the Crocker Science Center, Room 208, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow. The event is free, no tickets are required, and seating will occur on a first-come basis with room capacity set at 100. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to […]


David Derezotes leads CSME Exchange (Feb 14)

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The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: Transforming difficult conversations in science and math classrooms into opportunities for learning how to build inclusive communities David Derezotes Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program […]


Developing Scientific Reasoning Skills (Jan 29)

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Teresa Burns Monday, January 29, 2018 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   PHYS 103 at Coastal Carolina University is a physical science course for non-science majors that can be used to satisfy general education requirements and is a physical science choice for elementary education majors.  For […]


Enriching instructional practices through students’ framing of physics problems (Jan 23)

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Deepa Chari Tuesday, January 23 12:00 noon INSCC 110 Light lunch at 11:30 a.m. in INSCC Lobby   Epistemic framing forms an important part of students’ abilities to learn physics through problem solving. It reveals how students make sense of a given problem and what knowledge is considered appropriate by them to solve that problem. […]


Redesigning Introductory Astronomy for Majors (Jan 16)

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Alice Olmstead Tuesday, January 16 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a multi-year, collaborative course redesign effort that I co-led in the Astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park. I worked with a tenured faculty member, a […]


Pedagogical strategies to increase students’ engagement and motivation (Jan 11)

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  Claudia De Grandi Thursday, January 11 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: With the goal of improving STEM accessibility and inclusivity, I and my collaborators have implemented a series of pedagogical interventions to increase students’ engagement and learning in an introductory physics course geared […]


Science Communication at the U – day of events (Oct 23)

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The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Natural History Museum, and Center for Science and Mathematics Education are co-sponsoring a day of science communication events with NPR correspondents Joe Palca and Madeline Sofia:   Monday, October 23, 2017 9-10am – Science communication as a career – Madeline Sofia (for graduate students and postdocs – registration required) […]


Pioneers of Science: Ten Thousand Pages that Shook the World

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture September 28, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Luise Poulton, Managing Curator Rare Books, Special Collections University of Utah Marriott Library Euclid’s Elements of Geometry was first printed in 1482, just as soon as one of the early masters of movable type figured out how to do it. Not only does the […]


The Omo-Turkana Basin, East Africa – a treasury of history

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A Frontiers of Science Lecture April 20, 2017 6pm in ASB 220 Featuring:  Francis H. Brown, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah Lake Turkana was the last major lake in East Africa to become known to Europeans. The arid basin in which it is located has been studied since ~1900.  Sedimentary deposits there […]


Register now for the AAPT Idaho-Utah meeting

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The Thirty-Sixth Annual Spring Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) will be held April 14-15 at the University of Utah. For additional information or to register, visit the conference website.