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Dean ZollmanZollman announced as one of  University's Oz to Oz program  inaugural recipients

Dean Zollman is one of six Kansas State University faculty selected to be the first inaugural participants in the Oz to Oz program, a new part of the university's Australia Initiative.

The Oz to Oz program supports short-term visits to Australia for K-State faculty to advance collaborative research activities. In return, 14 professional and senior Australian Fulbright scholars have been invited to visit one of the K-State campuses during the coming academic year.

"The Oz to Oz program is designed to ground our Australia Initiative in faculty-faculty interactions and increase international collaborative research programs, which are important assets to becoming a Top 50 public research university by 2025," said Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz.

The K-State faculty members receiving up to $5,000 in travel awards are Sam Bell, assistant professor of political science; Huston Gibson, assistant professor of landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Alexander Mathews, professor of civil engineering; Richard Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition; Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and social work; and Dean Zollman, university distinguished professor of physics.

Zollman will work with David Treagust, professor in science education at Curtin University, and Manjula Sharma, associate professor of physics at the University of Sydney. They will collaborate to combine some of their work on effective ways to teach and assess learning in contemporary physics with KSU's Visual Quantum Mechanics project. Some of these development efforts would be incorporated into an on-line course. The instructional and assessment materials will then be used to conduct research on types of teaching-learning techniques that are effective in the on-line environment.

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