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Spring 2014 Newsletter
With the conclusion of the 2013-2014 academic year comes the conclusion of PhysTEC’s second year of funding. In two years, we have managed to use this grant to yield some astounding advancements within the Department of Physics at ASU. Please read our spring newsletter to learn more.
Year Two (2013-2014) Annual Report
Please take a look at our PhysTEC Year Two Annual Report. The annual report details the progress that has been made in our first two years of funding.
Fall 2013 Newsletter
As the fall 2013 semester [third semester of our project] comes to an end, we are extremely excited to announce the milestones that have since been achieved. The Learning Assistant Program, which was implemented as the cornerstone of this project, has achieved great traction within the Physics Department at ASU. This semester, 10 LAs have been actively working with Dr. Gary Adams in his PHY 121 class to provide a new learning environment for the students. Our TIR (Teacher in Residence), Kelli
High School Modeling Instruction is awarded the APS 2014 Excellence in Physics Education Award
On October 2, 2013, High School Modeling Instruction was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Physics Education Award of the American Physical Society (APS). The Award consists of $5,000. The award will be presented to David Hestenes, Jane Jackson, and Colleen Megowan at the APS April 2014 meeting in Savannah, Georgia at a Ceremonial session.
Spring 2013 Newsletter
As we conclude our first year as a PhysTEC funded site, we are pleased to announce that we have made many strides to increase the number and quality of Physics teachers we produce here at ASU. Since our funding began in August 2012, we have implemented a new Learning Assistant Program in two PHY 121 classes. We have also teamed up with the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to create a new Physics degree that has a concentration in Secondary Education. Our team looks forward to
Physics department works to produce more teachers
The Department of Physics is working to create more high-quality teachers through the Physics Teacher Education Coalition beginning this semester. This fall, ASU was granted $100,000 a year for three years from the national Physics Teacher Education Coalition to improve the University’s production of physics through the ASU Physics Teacher Pipeline Project. Read Full Article Here