Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

STEM Education Seminar: Dr. Caballero

Event Series 


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Undergraduates

Event Time 

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location of Event: 

Supporting the Integration of Numerical Computation in Physics Education

Event Description 

Dr. Marcos Daniel Caballero, Associate Professor, Physics Education, Michigan State University 


Supporting the Integration of Numerical Computation in Physics Education: 

Computation has revolutionized the way that modern scientific research is done. From the synthesis of large data sets, through the simulations of impossible experiments, as well as the development of intuition about the behavior of complex systems. And yet, most of current science education does not reflect the importance of computation. In this talk, I will discuss the urgent need for such curricula in physics, and I will present research that investigates the challenges that one faces, from the institutional down to the student level. I will discuss how to leverage the research, in order to bring the computational revolution into science education. Also, I will suggest how the research can guide our understanding in the developing of institutional incentives, effective and evidence-based teaching practices, and valid assessment tools.


Please RSVP for lunch: tinyurl.com/STEMMDC


Link to Dr. Caballero Presentation Slides: https://www.dropbox.com/s/yv12shi6ow8kxzc/2019_Yale_Seminar.pdf?dl=0