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2006 Faculty Development Program

2006 Course Schedule

  1 Calibrated Peer Review: A Writing and Critical Thinking Instructional Tool
ARLENE RUSSELL, UCLA and TIM SU, City College of San Francisco
June 19-21, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
  2 The POGIL Classroom: Engaging Students and Developing Learning Skills
June 5-7, 2006
Stony Brook
  3 Advanced POGIL Workshop: Writing Materials and Improving Classroom Facilitation
RICK MOOG, Franklin & Marshall College, ANDREI STRAUMANIS, College of Charleston, & RENEE COLE, Central Missouri State University
June 9-11, 2006
Allendale, MI
  4 Practical Considerations for Developing Science Process Skills in the Natural Sciences: Providing a Foundation for Inquiry
WILLIAM J. STRAITS, California State University Long Beach and R. RUSSELL WILKE, Angelo State University
July 13-15, 2006
Austin, Texas
  5 Pseudo-Science, Scientism, and Science: Fallacies in the Logic of Scientific Testing
GARY MAR, Stony Brook University
May 25-27, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  6 Inquiry Based Instruction: Enhance the Way You Teach and the Way Your Students Learn
THOMAS LORD, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, TEDDIE PHILLIPSON-MOWER, Indiana University, SHAROLYN BELZER, Idaho State University, KERRY CHEESMAN, Capital University, and KELLY BOHRER, University of Dayton
June 12-14, 2006
Dayton, OH
  7 Classroom Management: How To Teach Like A Pro
DELANEY KIRK, Drake University
(A) June 8-10, 2006
New York City, NY
(B) August 3-5, 2006
Des Moines, IA
(C) January 4-6, 2007
This session is still open.

St. Petersburg, FL
  8 Classroom Management II: Tips to Help You Become an Even More Effective Teacher
DELANEY KIRK, Drake University
July 13-15, 2006
Seattle, WA
  9 Using Case Studies to Teach Science--A Workshop
CLYDE FREEMAN HERREID, University of Buffalo/SUNY, National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
June 26-28, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  10 The Five Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
CHARLES M. WYNN, SR., Eastern Connecticut State University and ARTHUR W. WIGGINS, Oakland (Michigan) Community College
May 22-24, 2006
Manhattan, NY
  11 Peer-Led Team Learning: The Workshop Model
PRATIBHA VARMA-NELSON, Northeastern Illinois University and CHRISTOPHER F. BAUER, University of New Hampshire
June 22-24, 2006
Fullerton, CA
  12 Introduction to Peak Oil
REX L. BERNEY, ROBERT J. BRECHA, and BRUCE A. CRAVER, University of Dayton
May 22-24, 2006
Dayton, OH
  13 Energy Development in the Arctic
JOHN KELLEY, University of Alaska Fairbanks, GILBERT YANOW, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ret.
June 7-9, 2006
Anchorage AK
  14 Alternative Energy and Energy Mangement
GILBERT YANOW, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, ret.
May 29 - June 1, 2006
Diamond Bar, CA
  15 Mechatronic System Design: Integrating Mechanical, Electrical, Control, and Computer Engineering
Kevin C. Craig, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
June 12-14, 2006
Troy, NY
  16 Nanotechnology, Nanostructured Materials and Devices
R. W. Siegel, P. M. Ajayan, J. Dordick, S. Garde, P. Keblinski, L. S. Schadler, and E. F. Schubert - Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
June 12-13, 2006
Troy, NY
  17 Increasing the Retention of Under-Represented Groups--And the Learning of All Groups--In Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Courses
CRAIG E. NELSON, Indiana University and ROBERT GROSSMAN, Kalamazoo College
May 11-13, 2006
Dayton, OH
  18 Women and Minorities in the Sciences: How Faculty Can Make a Difference
CATHERINE DIDION, International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists (INWES) and JAMES H. STITH, American Institute of Physics
June 15-17, 2006
Washington, DC
  19 Connecting Mathematics with Engineering and the Sciences
BERND SCHROEDER, Louisiana Tech University
July 20-22, 2006
Ruston, LA
  20 Pedagogy and Methodology of Using Maple in the Classroom
ROBERT LOPEZ, Maplesoft, Inc.
May 12-14, 2006
Allendale, MI
  21 Abandoning Dead Ends: Presenting the Heart of Mathematics to All Students
MICHAEL STARBIRD, The University of Texas at Austin
May 25-27, 2006
Austin, TX
  22 Teaching a Course in Combinatorial Mathematical Games
MORTON BROWN, University of Michigan
(A) May 18-20, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, NYC
(B) June 19-21, 2006
  23 Knot Theory
COLIN ADAMS, Williams College
June 25 - July 15, 2006
Park City, UT
  24 Ancient Maya Mathematics in the Highlands of Guatemala
ED BARNHART, Maya Exploration Center
July 15- 22, 2006
Guatemala City
  25 Cryptology and the Breaking of the Axis Codes During WWII at Bletchley Park, England
ROBERT E. LEWAND, Goucher College, FRANK CARTER and JOHN HARPER, Bletchley Park Trust
August 1-4, 2006
Milton Keynes, England
  26 Using Research Based Curricula and Tools to Promote Active Learning in Introductory Courses
PRISCILLA W. LAWS, Dickinson College, DAVID R. SOKOLOFF, University of Oregon and RONALD K. THORNTON, Tufts University
(A) June 4-6, 2006
Portland, OR
(B) June 10-12, 2006
Medford, MA
  27 Archaeoastronomy in the Maya Ruins of Peten, Guatemala: Tikal, Uaxactun, Seibal, and Flores
ED BARNHART, Maya Exploration Center
July 7-13, 2006
  28 Teaching Introductory College-Level Astronomy and Astrobiology
EDWARD PRATHER and TIM SLATER, University of Arizona
June 3-4, 2006
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  29 Teaching Introductory Astronomy
GARETH WYNN-WILLIAMS, University of Hawaii at Manoa
June 2-4, 2006
Green Bank, WV
  30 A Radio View of the Universe and the New Green Bank Telescope
RICHARD PRESTAGE and STAFF, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
May 30-June 1, 2006
Green Bank, WV
  31 Interferometry in Radio Astronomy, the VLA and the VLBA
DAVID G. FINLEY, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
July 12-14, 2006
Socorro, NM
  32 Exploring the Extragalactic Universe
ANDREW WEST, University of Washington
July 6-8, 2006
Seattle, WA
  33 Radio Astronomy in the Undergraduate Classroom
PREETHI PRATAP, MIT and the MIT Haystack Observatory Staff
May 23-25, 2006
MIT Haystack Observatory
  34 Combined Astronomy Part I: Teaching Astronomy Under Hawaiian Skies and The Great Observatories of Mauna Kea
EDWARD PRATHER and TIM SLATER, University of Arizona, and GILBERT YANOW, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ret.
July 17-19, 2006
Kona, HI
  35 Combined Astronomy Part 2: Teaching Astronomy Under Hawaiian Skies and the Great Observatories of Mauna Kea
EDWARD PRATHER and TIM SLATER, University of Arizona and GILBERT YANOW, National Jet Propulsion Laboratory ret.
July 20-21, 2006
Kona, HI
  36 Pacific Northwest Earthquakes: Evidence in Native Myth and Tradition
RUTH LUDWIN, University of Washington
August 3-6, 2006
Northwestern Washington and Seattle, WA
  37 Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards at Lassen Peak and Crater Lake
BILL HIRT, College of the Siskiyous
July 24-27, 2006
Weed, CA and Lassen & Crater Lake National Parks
  38 Hawaiian Volcanoes from Mauna Kea to Loihi
ALEXANDER MALAHOFF, University of Hawaii at Manoa
July 24-28, 2006
  39 Earthquakes and Tsunamis: Alaska 9.2
KRISTINE J. CROSSEN, University of Alaska Anchorage
June 21-23, 2006
Anchorage, AK
  40 Seismic Imaging of the Earth's Interior
RAY RUSSO, University of Florida
July 16-18, 2006
Seattle, WA
  41 Space Physics: The Sun-Earth Connection
CAROL PATY and ROBERT WINGLEE, University of Washington
July 13-15, 2006
Seattle, WA
  42 Meteorites and Meteor Crater
TED BUNCH and JIM WITTKE, Northern Arizona University
June 16-18, 2006
Meteor Crater and Flagstaff, AZ
  43 The Science of the Earth System as Told at the American Museum of Natural History
EDMOND MATHEZ and JAMES WEBSTER, American Museum of Natural History
June 26-28, 2006
New York City, NY
  44 Earth System, Changing Global Climate, Hurricanes and Extreme Weather
RICHARD GAMMON, University of Washington
June 22-24, 2006
Seattle, WA
  45 Atmospheric Science Utilizing High-Altitude Balloon Experiments
TIM BROWER and CLAUDE KANSAKU, Oregon Institute of Technology
June 26-29, 2006
near Klamath Falls, OR
  46 Geology and Thermobiology in Yellowstone National Park
TONY IRVING, University of Washington and SCOTT MILLER, University of Montana
July 20-23, 2006
Yellowstone National Park, WY and Bozeman, MT
  47 Glaciers in Alaska
KRISTINE J. CROSSEN, University of Alaska Anchorage
June 28-30, 2006
Anchorage, AK
  48 The Missoula Floods - Source to Sea
TONY IRVING, University of Washington
July 24-27, 2006
Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon
  49 Geoinformatics: From Data to Knowledge
KRISHNA SINHA, Virginia Tech and TONY IRVING, University of Washington
July 11-13, 2006
Seattle and at Mt. St. Helens, WA
  50 The Solar System Report
DAVID SEIDEL, NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab. And GILBERT YANOW, NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab,ret.
June 20-22, 2006
JPL, Pasadena CA
  51 Astrobiology: Life and Death on Planets
DONALD BROWNLEE and PETER WARD, University of Washington
July 10-12, 2006
Seattle, WA
  52 Canadian Dinosaurs: From the Badlands to the Royal Tyrrell Museum
TONY IRVING and ELIZABETH NESBITT, University of Washington
July 28-31, 2006
Dinosaur Provincial Park and Drumheller, Alberta
  53 Chemistry for Non-Science Majors: The American Chemical Society's Curriculum: Chemistry in Context
CONRAD STANITSKI, University of Central Arkansas and CATHY MIDDLECAMP, University of Wisconsin, Madison
May 15-17, 2006
Cambridge, MA
  54 Making Undergraduate Science Courses More Applicable to Future Health Care Professionals
ELMER GENTRY and EDWARD FISHER, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy-Glendale, Arizona
(A) August 1-3, 2006
Seattle, WA CLOSED
(B) January 4-6, 2007
This session is still open.

Phoenix, AZ
  55 Circadian Biology: From Clock Genes and Cellular Rhythms to Sleep Regulation
May 31-June, 2006
Cambridge, MA
  56 Cell Biology For Life: A Web Based Collection of Interdisciplinary Modules for Active Learning
KATAYOUN CHAMANY, Eugene Lang College, New School University
June 12-14, 2006
New School University, Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  57 The Biology of Bats in Big Bend National Park
MICHAEL T. DIXON and LOREN K. AMMERMAN, Angelo State University
July 17-21, 2006
  58 Birding in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
R. RUSSELL WILKE, Angelo State University and WILLIAM J. STRAITS, California State University Long Beach
May 17-21, 2006
McAllen, Texas
  59 Biological Digital Imaging and Field Photography at the University of Minnesota - Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories
DONALD L. RUBBELKE, Lakeland Community College and DAVID BIESBOER, University of Minnesota
July 11-15, 2006
Itasca State Park, Itasca, MN
  60 Psychoactive Drugs and the Molecular Biology of the Neuron
DAVID DRESSLER, Oxford University
July 12-14, 2006
Cambridge, MA
  61 Frontiers in Genomics: RNA Interference and Gene Annotation
BRUCE NASH, GREGORY CHIN, and UWE HILGERT, Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
June 5-9, 2006
Oklahoma City, OK
  62 Plant Genomics and Gene Annotation
UWE HILGERT, GREGORY CHIN and JEANETTE COLLETTE, Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
June 12-16, 2006
Holly Springs, MS
June 19-23, 2006
Greensboro, NC
  63 Plant Molecular Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics
UWE HILGERT, GREGORY CHIN, and JEANETTE COLLETTE, Dolan DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
August 7-11, 2006
New York City, NY
  64 A Hands-On Tour Through the World of Bioinformatics
LINEA FLETCHER, Austin Community College and SANDRA PORTER, Geospiza, Inc.
June 8-10, 2006
Austin, TX
  65 Bioinformatics Education Dissemination: Reaching Out, Connecting, and Knitting-Together
JOHN R. JUNGCK and SAM DONOVAN, BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium at Beloit College
August 9 - 11, 2006
Allendale, Michigan
  AA Geology and Biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands
KAREN HARPP, Colgate University and DENNIS GEIST, University of Idaho
January 3-10, 2007
Galápagos Islands
  66 Studying Evolution with Bioinformatics
LINNEA FLETCHER, Austin Community College SANDRA G. PORTER, Geospiza, Inc.
June 12-14, 2006
Austin, TX
  67 Evolution Education: A Delicate Balance Between Science, Controversy and Pedagogy
GREGORY A. FORBES, Evolution Education Institute
June 1-3, 2006
Dayton, OH
  68 Teaching Evolution: Applying Critical Thinking and Other Effective Pedagogical Strategies
CRAIG E. NELSON, Indiana University
October 19-21, 2006
Dayton, OH
  69 The Molecular Basis of Disease
DAVID DRESSLER, Oxford University
March 29-31, 2006
Orlando, FL
  70 Effective Teaching Methods for Biology and Environmental Studies
DAN PERLMAN, Brandeis University
May 31-June 2, 2006
Cambridge, MA
  71 Increasing Student Interest in the Sciences by Introducing Forensic Science into the College Classroom
EDWARD B. WALDRIP and ALAN A. PRICE, Southern Institute of Forensic Science, and HUGH E. BERRYMAN, Middle Tennessee State University
July 24-26, 2006
Jackson, MS
  72 The Application of Forensic Anthropology and Forensic Pathology to Stimulate Student Interest in the Sciences
EDWARD B. WALDRIP and ALAN A. PRICE, Southern Institute of Forensic Science, and HUGH E. BERRYMAN, Middle Tennessee State University
July 27-29, 2006
Jackson, MS
  73 Estuarine Science and Oceanography in the San Juan Islands
JAN NEWTON, University of Washington
June 8-11, 2006
San Juan Island, WA
  74 Life Beneath the Surface
RITA BELL, Monterey Bay Aquarium
August 14-16, 2006
Monterey Bay, CA
  75 Ecology of Mammals of the Adirondack Mountains
JOSEPH F. MERRITT, US Air Force Academy and WILLIAM P. PORTER, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
July 30 - August 4, 2006
Adirondack Ecological Center
  76 The Ecology and History of the Mojave Desert Region, Desert Studies Center
MICHAEL BONDELLO, Allan Hancock College and ROBERT FULTON, Desert Studies Center
May 26-30, 2006
Desert Studies Center, Baker, CA
  77 Ecology of South-Central Alaska
June 24-26, 2006
Anchorage, AK
  78 Ecology and Geology of the Colorado Front Range
P. KELLY WILLIAMS, University of Dayton, and DONALD SULLIVAN, University of Denver
July 25-29, 2006
Denver, CO
  79 Geology and Ecology of the Colorado Western Slope
DONALD SULLIVAN, University of Denver, and P. KELLY WILLIAMS, University of Dayton
July 30-August 3, 2006
Grand Junction, CO
  80 Ethnobotany in the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico
ED BARNHART, Maya Exploration Center
June 24-30, 2006
Oaxaca, Mexico
  81 Geomorphology, Environment and Sustainable Development of Tropical Islands: The Puerto Rico Case
JOSE MOLINELLI, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
December 6-9, 2006
San Juan, Puerto Rico
  82 The Florida Keys: A Geographical and Environmental Overview
JIM WYSONG and KEN THOMAS, Hillsborough Community College
July 14-16, 2006
Long Key, FL
  83 Marine Ecosystems of Belize
LAURENCE MEISSNER, Concordia University
January 2-6, 2007
  84 Tropical Forests of Costa Rica
BARBARA L. BENTLEY, Noetica Naturalists
July 17-22, 2006
Costa Rica
  85 Alaska Native Cultures of Southeast Alaska
PRISCILLA SCHULTE, University of Alaska Southeast-Ketchikan, Alaska
June 27-30, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska
  86 Galileo's Genius Viewed in Craft, Engineering, Scientific, Artistic and Political Context
DONALD SALISBURY, Austin College and THOMAS SETTLE, Florence Science History Museum
May 26-31, 2006
Florence, Italy
  87 Science and Leonardo
RALPH DAVIS, Albion College
June 1-3, 2006
Mid-town Manhattan, NYC
  88 The Portuguese Discoveries and its Scientific, Political, Religious and Artistic Impact
LUIS TINOCA, University of Lisbon and CARLOS OLIVEIRA, University of Texas at Austin
June 14-19, 2006
Lisbon, Portugal
  89 Eugenics Revisited
ELOF AXEL CARLSON, Stony Brook University
June 19-21, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, New York City
  90 Securing the Homeland/Developing Disaster Resilience
PAULA SCALINGI and LESTER PALDY, Stony Brook University
June 2-4, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  91 Science and Social Justice
ALAN MCGOWAN, New School University
June 15-17, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, NYC
  92 The Birthplace and Early History of the Atomic Bomb
FERENC M. SZASZ, University of New Mexico and Other Speakers
October 5-7, 2006
Albuquerque, NM
  93 China Confronts New Security Issues
SU HAO, Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, People's Republic of China and BRETT MCCORMICK, Otterbein College
June 12-16, 2006
Beijing, People's Republic of China
  94 Pakistan's Security Perspectives: An In-Country View
HAYAT KHAN, Rawalpindi College of Science and Technology and Iqra University, MUHAMMAD RASHID MAFZOOK ZAKA, Iqra University and LESTER PALDY, State University of New York at Stony Brook
June 19-23, 2006
Islamabad, Pakistan
  95 Social Movements and Globalization
JACKIE SMITH, University of Notre Dame
June 8-10, 2006
Midtown Manhattan, New York City
  96 Experimental Economics
August 16-18, 2006
Cambridge, MA
  97 An Introduction to LabVIEW and ELVIS
REX L. BERNEY and PETER E. POWERS, University of Dayton
May 15-17, 2006
Dayton, OH
  98 Just-In-Time Teaching: Blending Active Learning with Web Technology
GREGOR NOVAK, EVELYN T. PATTERSON, United States Air Force Academy, JAMES BENEDICT, James Madison University, and KATHLEEN MARRS, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
June 8-10, 2006
  99 Towards Developing Interactive Multimedia Materials for the Classroom I and II
Don Lewis Millard, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
(A) July 19-21, 2006
(B) July 24-26, 2006
  100 Introduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming
JUDITH L. GERSTING, University of Hawaii at Hilo
June 15-17, 2006
Dayton, OH
  101 Introductory Level Programming with Objects Early
JOSEPH E. LANG, University of Dayton
May 18-20, 2006
Dayton, OH
  102 Using Access, SQL Server, SQL, and XML in Your Database Course
JOHN M. GERSTING, University of Hawaii at Hilo
June 15-17, 2006
Dayton, OH
  103 Advanced Java Programming Language
JOSEPH E. LANG, University of Dayton
May 22-24, 2006
Dayton, OH
  104 Hands-On Networking
WAYNE C. SUMMERS, Columbus State University and REX L. BERNEY, University of Dayton
May 18-20, 2006
Dayton, OH
  105 Introduction to Computer and Network Security
WAYNE C. SUMMERS, Columbus State University
May 22-24, 2006
Dayton, OH

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