Programs and Grants

ACTIVITY BASED PHYSICS FACULTY INSTITUTES

Are you interested in increasing your students  understanding of the physical world? 2-year college, 4-year college and university faculty are invited to attend one of the two NSF-sponsored Activity Based Physics Faculty Institutes to be held at Dickinson College during June 2008. These one week institutes will encourage faculty to use active learning strategies and computer-based tools and curricula--based on physics education research--in their introductory physics courses by 1) giving them hands-on experience with the materials in the Activity Based Physics Suite, 2) assisting them with modifying those materials for use in their own courses, and 3) providing continued follow-up support for the remaining year of this project. The institutes will be taught by Priscilla Laws (Dickinson College) and Patrick Cooney (Millersville University). Faculty from doctoral/research universities and from institutions that serve under-prepared and under-represented populations are especially encouraged to apply. Expenses on campus will be paid, and travel grants are available for those who demonstrate need. For more information and an application, please visit our web site: http://www.uoregon.edu/~sokoloff/abpi.htm