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  Session: Making Physics Phun
  Paper Type: Contributed
  Title: Making Physics Phun in Two-Year College
  Meeting: 2014 Summer Meeting: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Location: N/A
  Time: 2:40PM
  Author: Madhuri Bapat, Eastern Arizona College
928-432-8501, durga1950@hotmail.com
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: I would like to share an account of physics programs that I have developed for the last 15 years at a two-year college in a small rural community in Arizona. We offer physics at three levels -- conceptual physics, college physics-algebra based, and university physics-calculus based -- all taught by me for over 10 years. Students are catered to their levels by adding innovative lab activities and projects to the curriculum. The enrollment has doubled in 10 years as a result of many additional out of classroom activities such as an outreach program, physics club, model rocketry and robotics classes. Many success stories will be shared in the presentation. This author emphasizes love and enthusiasm for physics and laid-back personality of instructor along with providing relaxed and cooperative atmosphere in the classroom while teaching and learning.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: Bapat-Making Physics Fun.pdf

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