The Forum on Education will sponsor the following sessions at the March and April APS
meetings: (by Kenneth S. Krane, Chair-Elect)
March Meeting (Indianapolis,
Teaching Thermal and Statistical Physics. Monday 08:00.
as concrete models for student reasoning. Jan Tobochnik, Kalamazoo
of Motorized Molecules. Jeffrey Prentis, University of Michigan -
Thermal Phenomena with Molecular Models. Priscilla W. Laws, Dickinson
of The First Law of Thermodynamics. Michael Loverude, California
State University - Fullerton.
Overview of Curriculum
Developments in the Teaching of Statistical Physics. Harvey Gould,
Society of Physics Students Session I/Education and Career Development.
(Co-sponsored with SPS). Monday 11:00.
Educating Physicists for Industrial Careers: Bachelors to Ph.D. (Co-sponsored
with FIAP). Monday 14:30.
for Empowering Students to Get High Paying and Rewarding Employment
in Industry (and elsewhere). Brian Schwartz, CUNY.
Degrees and the Student-Department-Industry Ecosystem. Philip W.
Hammer, The Franklin Institute.
Integration of a full co-op job experience (and direct job-placement)
with an applied
curriculum. Daniel Russell, Kettering University.
How Undergraduate Physics
Departments View Career Education. Ruth Howes, Ball State University.
Panel Discussion: Communicating with Elected Officials. (Co-sponsored
with FPS). Tuesday 08:00.
Michael Lubell, APS and CCNY (moderator).
April Meeting (Albuquerque,
Those who plan to attend the April meeting should also note that
the Forum on Education will hold its annual membership meeting on
Monday, April 22 just after the Physics Education Open House.
Innovative Approaches to High School Teacher Development.
The Physics Teaching
Resource Agents Program: The second decade. Jim Nelson, Seminole
County Public Schools.
CESAME: Providing High
Quality Professional Development in Science and Mathematics for K-12
Teachers. Paul Hickman, Northeastern University.
The PhysTEC Project of APS, AIP, and AAPT. Henri Jansen, Oregon
Teaching Physics Online from the University to the Schools. Karen
How to Find and Hold a Faculty Job. (Co-sponsored with FGSA).
Faculty Career Opportunities in Liberal Arts Colleges. Neal B. Abraham,
Faculty Hiring and Development at BYU: Perspectives of a Recent
Hire and Department Chair.
Steven Turley, Brigham Young University.
Progressing Towards Tenure. Elizabeth H. Simmons, Boston University.
Things I Wish They Had
Told Me: Advice From a Newly Tenured Faculty Member From a Small,
Liberal Arts College. Peter Sheldon, Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Finding the Ideal Faculty
Job/Candidate: The View from Both Sides of the Fence. Gerald Feldman,
The George Washington University.
Communicating with Elected Officials. (Co-sponsored with
FPS). Sunday 14:30.
Communicating With Congress
- What Can a University Physicist Do? Kenneth Heller, University
Science Advising in the
Legislative and Executive Branches. Peter D. Zimmerman, Committee
on Foreign Relations, United States Senate.
Black Eyes and Brass
Knuckles: Science Policy in Washington DC. Francis Slakey, American
Physical Society and Georgetown University.
Improving Physics Graduate Education: Some Case Studies. (Co-sponsored
with FGSA). Monday 10:45.
Mentoring and Community
in the Physics Graduate Program. David P. Belanger, University of
California, Santa Cruz.
The Case for Developing
Professional Master's Degrees to Compete in the Business World. Hans
M. Bozler, University of Southern California.
Mentoring Graduate Students
in Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University. Jolie A. Cizewski,
Meeting the Challenges
of Graduate Education at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution. W.R.M.
Real Outreach for Real Proposals. (Co-sponsored with DPF.)
Outreach is in Our Name? Joe Dehmer, National Science Foundation.
A Tale of Two Programs. Len Bugel, Fermilab
and Cindy Crockett, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
How Physicists can work
with Science Centers around the Country. Robert Semper, The Exploratorium.
Research and Education:
Planning an Effective Outreach Program in Balance with a Research
Career. Brian Connolly, Fermilab, Natalia Kuznetsova, SLAC and Reshmi
Mukherjee, Columbia University
The Art of the Public Lecture. Chris Quigg, Fermilab.
Physics Education Open House. Monday 17:00.
This is a new type of program that will enable meeting participants
to drop in, have some refreshments, and engage in informal discussions
of important topics in physics education. Discussions will be organized
around the following topics: introductory physics for engineers and
pre-meds; teaching non-science students; outreach to K-12 teachers
and students; recruitment and retention of majors; preparation of
K-12 teachers; innovation in upper-division classes.