Building Bridges
Science Education at Bryn Mawr College

Tri-College Science Teaching Symposium
May 16, 2002
Bryn Mawr College



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12:30 Welcome, Lisa Chirlian, Science Education Coordinator, Bryn Mawr College

12:35 Ali Erkan, Department of Computer Science, Swarthmore College
"D2W: A program to automatically generate web pages for distribution of course material"

12:55 Victor Donnay, Department of Mathematics, Bryn Mawr College
"Evolving Pedegogy in Mathematics"

1:15 Julio de Paula, Department of Chemistry, Haverford College
"The Chemistry of the Biosphere: An Advanced General Chemistry Course with Focus on Applications to Biology, Medicine, Materials Science and the Environment"

1:35 Juan Burciaga, Department of Physics, Bryn Mawr College
"A Short Course in Experimental Philosophy: Redefining the Introductory Physics Laboratory Experience"

2:00 Discussion Groups (select one)

"Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Students from Underrepresented Groups"
facilitator: Kathleen Siwicki, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College

"Becoming a Major: Helping Students Make the Transition from Introductory Courses to Discipline Specific Study"
facilitator: Juan Burciaga,, Department of Physics, Bryn Mawr College

2:30 Break/informal conversation

2:50 Steve Wang, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College
"Save the Equation for Last"

3:10 Sara Hiebert Burch, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College
"Facts and More Facts: Using General Principles to Make Sense of Detail in Biology"

3:30 Walter Smith, Department of Physics, Haverford College
"Using Songs for Teaching Science and Math at the College Level"

3:50 Discussion Group

"Enhancing the Senior Experience: Strategies for Collaboration"
facilitator: Michelle Francl, Department of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College

4:30 Break/informal conversation—future directions