SPIN-UP Regional Workshop Archives - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (June 4-6, 2010)

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Participants arrive Friday, June 4, late afternoon 

Friday, June 4

4:00 pm Registration – set up posters
5:00 pm Welcoming Remarks – Bob Hilborn and Rutgers representative
5:15 – 5:45 Carl Wieman, "Transforming the departmental culture to improve student learning (and other miracles)" - Note: Mr. Wieman was unable to attend the workshop, so this talk was canceled.
5:45- 6:00 pm Questions and Discussion
6:00 pm Brief Reports I - twenty minutes per institution – files pre-loaded – 3 reports per session (Chicago, Cornell, Georgia Tech)
7:00 pm Reception with posters
7:30 pm Dinner
8:30 pm Brief Reports II (Harvard, Illinois, Michigan)

Saturday, June 5

8:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Case Study 1: MIT
9:00 am Case Study 2: Rutgers
9:30 am Break
10:00 am Diversity and Undergraduate Physics in the 21st Century – Jim Stith
10:45 am Case Study 3: University of Colorado - Boulder
11:15 am Brief Reports III (Michigan State, Penn State, Princeton)
12:15 Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout session – new directions in the undergraduate physics curriculum, tracks, interdisciplinary work, etc.
2:00 pm "The role of PER in introductory course reform and physics teacher preparation" – Eugenia Etkina
2:45 pm Break
3:30 PM Breakout session – introductory physics – serving engineering, life sciences
4:30 pm Brief Reports IV (Purdue, Stanford, Toledo)
5:30 pm Free time
6:00 pm Informal Reception
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm "Undergraduate Research - The Start of a Career," Anthony Johnson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
8:30 pm Informal Reception

Sunday, June 6

8:00 am Breakfast
8:45 am Breakout session – what do our students do after graduation, do our programs prepare them for what they actually do?
9:30 am Brief Reports V (Virginia, Yale)
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Defining the key challenges facing undergraduate physics over the next ten years, What needs to be done
11:15 am Wrap Up and Evaluation - Bob Hilborn and Karen Johnston
12:00 Lunch and adjourn