Cornell University

Physics Nobel Prize Winner Carl E. Wieman: Taking a Scientific Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Science

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:25pm to 2:55pm

Clark Hall, 701
Central Campus

Cornell's Center for Teaching Excellence is sponsoring an afternoon lecture open to all members of the Cornell community. Nobel Laureate, Dr. Carl Wieman offers new perspectives that challenge educators to improve science education. He combines the result of scientific theory and practice with modern information technology to set the stage for a new approach to science education in the 21st century. Dr. Wieman will discuss new practices and technology that characterize a more effective approach to science education. He will show his results are consistent with findings from cognitive science.

About the speaker:
In addition to receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics, Dr. Wieman has also served as the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy Associate Director of Science. In 2004, he was named United States Professor of the Year among all doctoral and research universities, and he is a distinguished professor at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Colorado.

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University of British Columbia, University of Colorado

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