University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics Education Seminar

Spring Semester

Friday, January 22nd 2016
3:35 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, January 29th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Peter Bohacek , Matt Vonk, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Subject: Using Direct Measurement Video to Teach Model Making and Model Breaking
Friday, February 5th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Xian Wu, Kansas State University
Subject: Investigating the Effect of Hint Modalities on Conceptual Physics Tasks
Friday, February 12th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Binod Nainabasti, Florida International University, Leon
Subject: Role of students’ participation in learning physics in an active learning environment
Friday, February 19th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Bin Xiao, North Carolina State University
Subject: A Problem Not in Any Textbook and All the Problems in One Textbook
Friday, February 26th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Emily Smith from Oregon State University
Subject: Why are complex numbers and functions hard in physics?
Friday, March 4th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Laura McCullough, UW-Stout
Subject: The Current Status of Women in Physics
To be announced.
Friday, March 11th 2016
3:35 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, March 18th 2016
3:35 pm:
There will be no seminar this week, spring break.
Friday, March 25th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Miranda Pihlaja
Subject: Understanding Students’ Experience using a Citizen Science Project: Initial Results
Friday, April 1st 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker:  Bijaya Aryal UMN-Rochester
Subject: "Exploring Students’ Views about an Internet-based Computer Coaching System for Physics Problem Solving"
Friday, April 8th 2016
3:35 pm:
There will be no seminar this week.
Friday, April 15th 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Brita Nellermoe, University of St. Thomas
Subject: Teaching Physics and Self-Efficacy to Pre-Service Teachers; The Evolution of Physics 101 at UST
Friday, April 22nd 2016
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Jie Yang, University of Minnesota
Subject: Progress update on C3PO Version 2.0
Friday, April 29th 2016
3:35 pm:
To be announced.
Friday, May 6th 2016
3:35 pm:
To be announced.

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