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University of Wyoming
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We are committed to recruiting and training a significantly larger number of physics teaching majors. Our strategies include recruiting and training high school students to give public shows with the newly-refurbished UW digital planetarium, producing a polished and compelling video(s) that explains the excellent career opportunities for those who major in physics education, and creating a comfortable, welcoming, and nurturing environment for our physics and physics education major cohorts, especially for freshmen and sophmores. The proposed program would complement well our existing NSF Noyce program to recruit and train adults that are currently in the STEM workforce as new high school science teachers. Our targeted goal of annually producing 2-3 physics education graduates is feasible given the recent factor-of-two growth in our undergraduate physics program.