Lindaas speaks at MN Conference on Science Education

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, was the physics strand speaker for the Minnesota Conference on Science Education virtual conference November 12-17. Erick Quintana, Noyce Scholar, Learning Assistant and Physics Education major, assisted with the presentation titled “Visualizing Physics.” The session facilitated good interaction and audience participation.   The MSUM Noyce Program “Preparing STEM Teachers to Successfully Navigate the Urban to Rural Gradient” is funded by a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The purpose […]

Physics & Astronomy faculty to present at spring meeting

The MSUM Department of Physics and Astronomy will have three faculty members present at the Spring MN American Association of Physics Teachers spring meeting this Saturday. Ananda Shastri will present about successfully “Adapting the single-photon interference experiment to an online lab format.” Juan Cabanela’s presentation is on “How to use an iPad as a virtual blackboard.” Steve Lindaas will be […]

Physics graduate plays a key role in Appareo’s emergency ventilator project

Damith Rozairo, a 2009 MSUM physics graduate, played an essential role in Appareo’s emergency ventilator project to provide critical resources during the Coronavirus pandemic. Once complete, they expect to deliver 2,000 ventilators to the state of North Dakota and 1,000 to South Dakota.  “When this project started, everyone in the company who is involved offered to work late nights to […]

Lindaas presents workshop at American Association of Physics Teachers conference

Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, attended the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer conference last week. He presented a workshop, “Demo Kit in a Box: Sound and Wave” and presided over the “Physics and Society: Climate Change” session that he had organized. Both the workshop and session were well attended and generated good discussions amongst participants. In addition to […]

Lindaas and Wallace present at 2019 Noyce Summit in Washington DC

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted the 2019 Noyce Summit: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs in STEM Teacher Retention in High-Need School Districts in Washington DC July 10-12. In attendance were Steve Lindaas, Physics and Astronomy, and Alison Wallace, Biosciences, co-principal investigators with Tim Harms, Mathematics, for MSUM’s Noyce […]