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An Event Sponsored by IOP:
Held at Walters State Community College Campus in Morristown, Tennessee, USA

Friday 23, May 2014
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast.
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. – Introduction – Danny Bryan – Secretary; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA
9:05 – 9:10 a.m. – Welcome – Dr. Wade McCamey – President; Walters State Community College, TN, USA
9:10a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Dr. Eugene de Silva; President; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA
9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. – Dr. Tristan Denley; Vice Chancellor Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA
9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m. – Tea Break
10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Life, the Universe, and Everything – Secondary students’ beliefs, knowledge, and understanding of scientific ideas represented in curriculum and culture – Dr. Keith S. Taber; Chair – Science Education Center, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. – Managing Multidisciplinary Classes: Evidence from the University of Nicosia – Dr. Despo Ktoridou; Head of Management & MIS Department, School of Business, University of Nicosia, Cyprus.
10:55 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Promoting multidisciplinary teaching and learning in physics and mathematics through Design and Technology Dr. R. Subramaniam; National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Introducing primary-aged children to atomic-molecular theory – Dr Carole Haeusler; Science Education, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia.
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch
12:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. – Mobilization Tools for Classroom Teaching and Research – Drs. Jeffrey Horner, Abigail Goosie, and Matthew Smith – Walters State Community College, TN, USA
1:10 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. Multidisciplinary Research – The Pathway to a Novel Teaching Method – Dr. Eugene de Silva – Walters State Community College, TN, Virginia Research Institute, and the Institute of Physics, USA, Dr. Pamela Knox – Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA and Eugenie de Silva – University of Harvard, MA, USA
1:35 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Educating Scientists in the era of Big Data: Getting Results using Multidisciplinary Research – Dr. Kirk Nancy Williams – Walden University, MN, USA
2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. – Teaching Wellness through Supported Research – Dr. Whitney Jarnagin – Walters State Community College, TN, USA
2:25 p.m. – 2:35 p.m. – Tea Break
2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Application of Information and Communication Technology to Create e-Learning Environment for Mathematics Knowledge Learning to Prepare for Engineering Education – Dr. Tianxing Cai – Lamar University, TX, USA
3:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. – How do you help entering STEM majors with poor math preparation? – Drs. Ginger Rowell, Don Nelson, Chris Stephens, Elaine Tenpenny, Tom Cheatham, Jennifer Yantz, Brittany Smith – Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA
3:25 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. – Scientists learning to communicate: An international comparison of undergraduate student perceptions of science communication training – Dr. Grant E. Gardner, Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA
3:50 – 4:15 - Introducing Community College Students to Research in Introductory Science Courses - Drs. Parris Powers, Chris Beals, Phil Clifford, Joe Dolan, Nancy Morris, and Tom Ekman, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee
4:15 p. m. – 5:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Panel Members:
Dr. Tristan Denley
Dr. Pamela Knox
Dr. Gary Nixon
Dr. Lori Campbell
Dr. Jeffrey Horner
Dr. John LaPrise
Dr. Eugene de Silva

See the event flyer here.

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last edited: September 26, 2014

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