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Colloquium

05
OCT

Fred Goldberg

@ White Hall G09

"A Faculty Online Learning Community Focused on Student Learning of Physics"

The Next Generation Physical Science and Everyday Thinking (Next Gen PET) curriculum was designed to provide prospective elementary teachers with a substantive experience learning physics in ways consistent with the U.S. Next Generation Science Standards. The curriculum uses a guided-inquiry pedagogy that provides multiple opportunities for students to share their thinking publically and for instructors to follow their students’ ideas and reasoning. As part of a National Science Foundation project to promote educational transformation we have developed a faculty online learning community (FOLC), consisting of approximately 50 members who have committed to using the Next Gen PET curriculum multiple times over the next four years. In this talk I will show some classroom video clips of students discussing physics ideas to illustrate how classroom artifacts like these can provide a context around which members of the FOLC can engage in substantive discussions about student learning.
[Supported, in part, by NSF Grant 1626496]

12
OCT

Rachel Lee

@ White Hall G09

Rachel Lee from the University of Maryland will speak on nonlinear dynamics.

26
OCT

Tana Joseph

@ White Hall G09

"Low mass X-ray binaries in the Local Universe"

In this talk I will discuss the population of low mass X-ray binaries in the elliptical galaxy NGC 4472. I will focus on the subpopulation of these sources that reside in globular clusters. Lastly, I will talk about searching for low mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds.

02
NOV

Chang-Beom Eom

@ White Hall G09

 Chang-Beom Eom of University of Wisconsin, Madison will speak on a topic in condensed matter.

09
NOV

Lunjin Chen

@ White Hall G09

 Lunjin Chen of the University of Texas at Dallas will speak on a topic in plasma physics.

16
NOV

Kartik Srinivasan

@ White Hall G09

 Kartik Srinivasan of NIST will speak on a topic in nanophotonics.

30
NOV

Moses Mogotsi

@ White Hall G09

 Moses Mogotsi of the South African Astrophysical Observatory will speak on a topic in astrophysics.