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  Session: Physics in a Biological Context
  Paper Type: Invited
  Title: The 2014 Conference on Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 9:00AM
  Author: Robert Hilborn, American Association of Physics Teachers
301-209-3325, rhilborn@aapt.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: In March 2014, the American Association of Physics Teachers, with support from the National Science Foundation, hosted a conference on Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences (IPLS). The conference was attended by about 180 participants with representatives from both the biology and physics communities. I will report on the conference and the resulting recommendations on many topics related to IPLS courses including labs for IPLS courses, articulating learning goals and objectives, designing courses for a wide range of life science students, what life scientists expect when their students take IPLS courses, and the politics of changing course content and enhancing IPLS courses with research-based instructional strategies.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Hilborn-AAPT SM14 IPLS Conference Hilborn [Compatibility Mode].pdf

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