[Amath-seminars] Carl Wieman - Boeing Colloquium, April 26, 7pm

Bernard Deconinck deconinc at uw.edu
Wed Apr 25 09:34:10 PDT 2018

Hi All,

as you probably know at this point, our next Boeing speaker is Carl Wieman.
He is a nobel-prize winning physicist, currently at Stanford, who has
implemented ideas to change how STEM fields are taught, using
evidence-based teaching. He has personally overseen these changes at CU
Boulder and UBC. He's giving a lecture in the Applied Math Boeing
Colloquium series on Thursday at 7pm in Kane 130, see


Title: Taking a scientific approach to teaching science (and most other

Abstract: With all the scientific advances in the last 500 years, why is
science education stuck in the dark ages? Join Nobel Laureate and Stanford
Professor Carl Wieman as he shares leading-edge research on how people
learn—research that is setting the stage for a new approach to teaching
that is better for students and educators.

Carl Wieman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the
Graduate School of Education. He has done extensive experimental research
in atomic and optical physics, and won the Nobel Prize in 2001. His current
intellectual focus is now on undergraduate physics and science education.
He has pioneered the use of experimental techniques to evaluate the
effectiveness of various teaching strategies for physics and other
sciences, and recently served as Associate Director for Science in the
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

See you all there,



Bernard Deconinck

Professor of Applied Mathematics
Chair of Applied Mathematics
Adjunct Professor of Mathematics

Department of Applied Mathematics

University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195-3925

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