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

Friday 23, May 2014

08:00 - 09:00  Continental Breakfast.

09:00 - 09:05 Introduction
Danny Bryan, Secretary; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

09:05 - 09:10 Welcome
Dr. Wade McCamey, President; Walters State Community College, TN, USA

09:10 - 09:30
Dr. Eugene de Silva, President; Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, TN, USA

09:30 - 09:55
Dr. Tristan Denley, Vice Chancellor Tennessee Board of Regents, TN, USA

09:55 - 10:05 Tea Break

10:05 - 10:30 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 - 10:55 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 - 11:20 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 - 11:45 Introducing primary-aged children to atomic-molecular theory
Dr Carole Haeusler, Science Education, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield, Australia.

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 13:10 Mobilization Tools for Classroom Teaching and Research
Dr. Jeffrey Horner, Dr. Abigail Goosie, and Dr. Matthew Smith, Walters State Community College, TN, USA

13:10 - 13:35 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
Eugenie de Silva, University of Harvard, MA, USA

13:35 - 2:00 Educating Scientists in the era of Big Data: Getting Results using Multidisciplinary Research
Dr. Kirk Nancy Williams, Walden University, MN, USA

14:00 - 14:25 Teaching Wellness through Supported Research
Dr. Whitney Jarnagin, Walters State Community College, TN, USA

14:25 - 14:35 Tea Break

14:35 - 15:00 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

15:00 - 15:25 How do you help entering STEM majors with poor math preparation?
Dr. Ginger Rowell, Dr. Don Nelson, Dr. Chris Stephens,Dr. Elaine Tenpenny, Dr. Tom Cheatham, Dr.Jennifer Yantz, Dr.Brittany Smith, Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA

15:25 - 15:50 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

15:50 - 16:15 Introducing Community College Students to Research in Introductory Science Courses
Dr. Parris Powers, Dr. Chris Beals, Dr. Phil Clifford, Dr. Joe Dolan, Dr. Nancy Morris, and Dr. Tom Ekman, Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee

16:15 - 17:00 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

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last edited: May 16, 2014