Building Thriving Undergraduate Physics Programs

February 10, 2018 - February 11, 2018 in College Park, Maryland

Building Thriving Undergraduate Physics Programs Workshop begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 10 and ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 11.  

The goal of the workshop is to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing enrollment of physics majors. Institutions are invited to send teams of 2-4 faculty members to analyze their current departmental situation and decide how to take actions that will help them sustainably achieve their goals.

Experienced faculty from departments that have recently seen large increases in their majors will facilitate workshop activities in small groups and present information on their own experiences through plenaries and case study talks.

Participants are encouraged to present a poster on their departmental undergraduate program.  Abstract submission information is provided with workshop registration.

The workshop will be held jointly with the 2018 PhysTEC Conference.

Plenary Speakers

Eleanor Close
Texas State University
Laurie McNeil
University of North Carolina

Case Study Speakers

Laird Kramer, Florida International University
John Mateja, Murray State and Tennessee Technological Universities
Kathryn Svinarich, Kettering Uniersity
Quinton Williams, Howard University