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Physics professor Jerry Touger was an invited plenary speaker at the annual spring meeting of the New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. The meeting, which attracts physics educators from both colleges and secondary schools, alternates between colleges and high schools and was hosted this past April by Milton Academy. His topic, "Getting the Picture: Using Imagery and Animations as Bridging Strategies to Improve Student Understanding" drew heavily on online materials that he had developed for John Wiley & Sons, the publishers of his physics textbook. It expanded on an invited seminar that he had presented a few years earlier to the science education group at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Professor Marie Turner was one of 40 faculty leaders nationwide to be accepted to attend the prestigious Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) and Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2012 PKAL Summer Leadership Institutes for early and mid-career STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) faculty at the Baca Campus of Colorado College in Crestone, Colorado. Read more...
Professor Abigail Hafer presented "Animals That Shouldn't Exist, According to Intelligent Design" in 2014 in Moscow, Idaho, at Darwin on the Palouse. Darwin on the Palouse is a multi-day event to celebrate Charles Darwin's contribution to humanity, science and rational thought, held annually in Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington.
Professor Tracy Wang recently attended the 20th ART Forum (Advanced Research Techniques) conference as part of her ongoing collaboration on quantitative marketing techniques with Dr. Sharon Hu, Associate Director of Marketing Science at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
ART is a unique conference that provides an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and research clients to exchange ideas and solutions. During the conference, Professor Wang had opportunities to interact with colleagues in marketing research and academia. She plans to implement new statistics and research methods from the conference into her upper level math and statistics courses.
Professor Marlene Samuelson et al.'s paper, "Exploring the Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Mind Body Intervention for Medical Symptom Relief," was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 16 Issue 2, February 2010 (187-192).
This is the culmination of work Professor Samuelson conducted during a sabbatical and follow-up Research Track semesters, with Dr. Herbert Benson and his group at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.
It reviewed over 300 outpatients with chronic medical symptoms who had completed a 12-week mind body medical symptom reduction program. Significant post-treatment improvements were found in medical symptom frequency, in health-promoting lifestyle parameters, and in psychological symptoms. Such a mind-body intervention program is useful, therefore, as a complementary or adjunct therapy for treatment of chronic medical symptoms.