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Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program Workshop Registration Open

Mar 26, 2012

The American Physical Society in conjunction with the American Association of Physics Teachers invite you to attend a workshop June 10-12, 2012 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing the number of physics majors, and improving the vitality of undergraduate programs.

Institutions are encouraged to come as teams of two or more to help develop effective, workable plans that can be implemented on their campuses. Workshop topics include recruitment and retention, advising and mentoring, changes to the introductory course that impact retention, fostering the education of high school physics teachers, and methods of creating a welcoming department culture. Plenary speakers Carl Wieman, Office of Science and Technology Policy and S. James Gates Jr., University of Maryland, will contribute their insights on these topics as well.