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Teaching-Related Grants to KSU Physics

The grants listed here include only those grants which were for the improvement of physics teaching at KSU. Descriptions of grants for instructional materials development and research on physics learning-teaching of the KSU Physics Education Research Group can be found on the group's web pages.

Equipment Grant: Physics Activities Center Equipment  National Science Foundation, 1973-75
  • The Physics Activities Center A Mini-Exploratorium, The Physics Teacher 12, 213-216 (1974)
  • The Electronic Music Synthesizer: An Extraordinary Wave Demonstrator,The Physics Teacher 14, 145-149 (1976).
Activity-Based Physics for Elementary Education Majors National Science Foundation, 1979-81
  • Learning Cycles in a Large Enrollment Class, The Physics Teacher, 28, 20-25 (1990).
  • An Activity Based Physics Course for Elementary Education Majors, in Preliminary Case Studies in Information Technology, National Research Council (1997).
  • A Model for Reform in Teaching Physics: Large Enrollment Physics Classes,Research in Science Education: Reform in Undergraduate Science Teaching for the 21st Century. in D.W. Sunal, E. L. Wright, & J. Bland (eds.)Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc. (2004).
  • "Learning Cycle Physics," in The Changing Role of Physics Departments in Modern Universities, pp 1137-1150, E.F. Redish & John Rigden (eds.), College Park: American Institute of Physics (1997).
Equipment Grant: Physics Labs with Videodisc-Computer Systems National Science Foundation, 1981-83
  • Interactive Videodiscs for Teaching Classical Mechanics, The Many Faces of Teaching and Learning Mechanics, P. L. Lijnse (ed.) W.C.C., Utrecht, The Netherlands (1985)
  • Interactive Video: The Combination of Microcomputers and Videodiscs in Microcomputers in Science Education, George Marx and Paul Szucs, eds. International Centre for Educational Technology, Veszprem, Hungary, (1985)
  • Interactive Video Activities for Elementary Education Students in 101 Success Stories of Information Technology in Higher Education, Judith V. Boettcher (ed.), McGraw Hill, New York (1993).
A Novel Continuing Education Science Update Program for Kansas High School Teachers National Science Foundation, 1985-86
A Regional Continuing Education Program on Modern Genetics for Secondary School Teachers National Science Foundation, 1987-90
Distance Education for Certification in Physics Title II of the Education for Economic Security Act, 1987-89
The Development of an Innovative Model for the Preservice Preparation of Elementary Teachers National Science Foundation, 1991-96
  • Preparing Future Science Teachers; The Physics Component of a New Programme, Physics Education 29, 271-275 (1994).
Equipment Grant: Contemporary Physics Laboratories for Future Secondary Science Teachers National Science Foundation, 1992-94
Teaching about Lasers and Quantum Science for Middle and High School Students Eisenhower Professional Development Program, 1997-99
Enhancing the Teaching of Contemporary Physics Through Online Instruction for Teachers Eisenhower Professional Development Program, 2001-02
A New Studio Format for Calculus-Based Physcs National Science Foundation, 1999-2002

The New Studio format for instruction of introductory physics, American Journal of Physics 74, 1077 (2006)

Implementation of the Interactive Studio Concept to an Upper Level Physics Course: Studio Optics National Science Foundation, 2005-2008

Studio optics: Adapting interactive engagement pedagogy to upper-division physics, American Journal of Physics 79 (3), 320 (2011)

PDAs as Classroom Response Systems HP Technology for Teaching Grant, 2004-2006

A Wireless Pocket PC Based Classroom Response System, European Physics Education Conference, 2005.

Going WILD (Wandering Interactive Laboratories & Demonstrations) with HP HP Technology for Teaching Grant, 2007-2009
Integrating Experimentation and Instrumentation in Upper-Division Physics National Science Foundation, 2009-12