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Carl Wieman, Stanford University: Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Please join us for the Chemistry Department’s Education Colloquium on Tuesday, December 1st at 4 pm featuring Professor Carl Wieman (Stanford University) – Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education.
In 2001, Professor Wieman received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on super cooled atoms, and has since focused heavily on STEM education efforts. After receiving the Nobel Prize, Professor Wieman developed interactive physics simulations as part of the Physics Education Technology (PhET) project to help students and faculty visualize the complex ideas behind fundamental physics. Currently, the PhET project consists of over 150 interactive simulations, translated in 93 languages. Professor Wieman’s roles have also extended to transforming science education at the national level. From 2004-2009, he served as the founding chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Science Education and as the White House’s Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2010-2012. Recently, he received the prestigious Yidan Prize in Education Research for his contribution to developing new techniques and tools for research in education.
The seminar will be held virtually at the following link:
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