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University Physics: A Hybrid Approach

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



Conference Session

Physics in the K-16 Classroom

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8.1224.1 - 8.1224.21



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Mike Cheung

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Rex Ramsier

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Ed Evans

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Francis Broadway

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Helen Qammar

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[18] “Creative Final Projects in Mathematics and Science”, A. Cherif and S. Gialamas Journal of College Science Teaching 29, 272 (2000).

[19] “Post-Use Review: University Physics by Ronald Lane Reese”, R.D. Ramsier, Am. J. Phys. 68, 874 (2000).

[20] See the most recent term’s solutions at:

[21] See for example: “Hysteresis in a Light Bulb: Connecting Electricity and Thermodynamics with Simple Experiments and Simulations”, D.A. Clauss, R.M. Ralich and R.D. Ramsier, Euro. J. Phys. 22, 385 (2001).

[22] “The Physics of Materials – How Science Improves Our Lives”, (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1997).

REX RAMSIER – Dr. Ramsier earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 and after two years in industry joined the faculty at The University of Akron. He is currently an Associate Professor with joint appointments in several departments. He is active in promoting student success, and has received the campus-wide outstanding teacher award as well as many other teaching related honors. His research interests include functionalized materials and surface coatings, nanofibers and nanolithography, and surface science.

FRANCIS BROADWAY – Dr. Broadway’s Ph.D. is in elementary education, which he earned in 1997 from the University of South Carolina. He holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry and worked as a middle and secondary school instructor before attaining his Ph.D. He is very active in pre- and in-service teacher education programs, and participates in many professional education societies. Prof. Broadway also plays a major role in cross-college collaborations involving the colleges of Education, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences. His research interests involve cognitive learning and assessment of student performance.

H. MICHAEL CHEUNG – Dr. Cheung’s training is in chemical engineering. He earned his B.S. in 1979, his M.S. in 1982, and his Ph.D. in 1985, all at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and is a registered professional engineer (Ohio). He joined the chemical engineering faculty at The University of Akron in the fall of 1984 as an assistant professor, was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1989, and became full professor in 1998. His research areas include supercritical fluids processing, nanostructured materials synthesis, ultrasound driven processes, and laser measurement methods.

EDWARD EVANS – Dr. Evans earned his Ph.D. in 1998 from Case Western Reserve University and has been teaching Chemical Reaction Engineering and Materials Science for the last five years in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Akron. He has included material from the National Effective Teaching Institute Workshop (6/17/99-6/19/99) in many of these courses. Dr. Evans is currently funded under an NSF Bridges for Engineering Education (BEE) grant and a Department Level Curriculum Reform (DLCR) grant to implement novel approaches to engineering education. Dr. Evans participates in a multidisciplinary research group that studies vapor deposition of nanostructured materials.

HELEN QAMMAR – Dr. Qammar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She earned her PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Virginia in 1986 and worked as a research fellow at Resources for the Future prior to joining the University of Akron. She is actively involved on campus in the scholarship of teaching and learning including chairing the college ABET committee. Research interests include the application of nonlinear dynamics to process identification and control.

Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2003, American Society for Engineering Education

Cheung, M., & Ramsier, R., & Evans, E., & Broadway, F., & Qammar, H. (2003, June), University Physics: A Hybrid Approach Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11934

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