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Fall 2010 Newsletter 

Chandralekha Singh and Enrique Galvez, Editors

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In This Issue

  • From the Chair, Larry Woolf
  • FEd sessions at the 2011 March and April meetings, Chandralekha Singh
  • Letter to the Editor in Response to an Article by Art Hobson in the Summer 2010 Newsletter Titled: “A Better Way to Increase Physics Majors: Greater Emphasis on Concepts”, Stewart E. Brekke
  • Browsing the Journals, Carl Mungan
  • Web Watch, Carl Mungan
  • Executive Committee

General Articles

  • Alternative Pathways to High School Physics Teaching, Jean P. Krisch
  • Education-Outreach according to Vanilla Ice: Strategies for High Quality, Effective Educational Efforts, Greta Zenner
  • Human Subjects Research Training and PER, David Sitar and Marshall Thomsen

Articles on the Gordon Conference theme of Experimental Research and Labs in Physics Education

  • Gordon Conference on Physics Research and Education, Chandralekha Singh and Enrique Galvez
  • Undergraduate Research at the LHC, Sarah Eno
  • Undergraduate Research: Faculty Scholarship and Undergraduate Education, Peter Collings
  • Research with Students in Nonlinear and Fluid Dynamics, Jerry Gollub
  • Finding the Time and Resources to Support Undergraduate Research, John Mateja
  • Teaching Innovation through Undergraduate Research, John Brandenburger
  • Undergraduate nonlinear dynamics course at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Nilgun Sungar
  • Using concept building laboratories in optics to improve student research skills, Mark Masters
  • New Photon Labs Infuse Energy and Content into Advanced Laboratories and Curriculum, Enrique Galvez
  • Using the “Black Box” Approach to Enliven Introductory Physics Labs, Joe Amato
  • Go Forth and Measure, Matthew J. Lang
  • Integrating experiments and computer simulations to promote learning, Fred Goldberg
  • Enhancing Student Understanding of 1D and 2D Motions: The Role of Sequencing Topics, Kinesthetic Experience, Video Analysis and Analytic Mathematical Modeling, Priscilla Laws
  • Combining hands-on and virtual experiments with visualizations to teach contemporary topics to non-science students, Dean Zollman
  • Looking at real experiments first: Curricular and technical approaches for teaching elementary quantum physics, Jan-Peter Meyn
  • Topical conference on laboratory instruction BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR of College, Gabriel Spalding

Graduate Student Corner

  • My experiences at the Gordon Conference on Physics Research and Education, Guangtian Zhu

Teacher Preparation Section

  • From the editor of the Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart
  • The CSULB PhysTEC Project, Chuhee Kwon
  • Physics Teaching Embraced at MTSU with the help of PhysTEC, Ron Henderson
  • A Synergistic Model of Educational Change, Valerie Otero, Michael Ross, Samson Sherman

Disclaimer: The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.