Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Science in the 21st Century recap

Thanks to John Dupuis for this recap of the recent meeting at the Perimeter Institute for Physics Research.

Science in the 21st Century recap

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Information Fluency and Physics Curriculum: Faculty/Librarian Collaboration

The session on Information Fluency and Physics Curriculum that I proposed for the American Physical Society March meeting was not accepted, but I do have an article in the newsletter for the Forum on Education.

Physics Curriculum: Faculty/Librarian Collaboration

At the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) meeting in July, I learned of a husband/wife team who have created a writing program. He teaches engineering students at the University of Pittsburg, and she teaches physics students at American University. They have devised a writing program for these students that is excellent. You can see Dr. Budny's curriculum here: The writing program is a collaboration between the engineering department, the English department, the library, and the writing lab.At the end of the year, the freshmen students actually have a conference at which they present a paper.