Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations, 1998 - present



2014



Invited Talk, The updated CPEP particles chart: adding the Higgs boson and possible future discoveries, Appalachian Section meeting, Frostburg State University, 1 November 2014.


PER Colloquium, The challenges of working with middle school teachers, Purdue University, 19 September 2014.


Poster, Dealing with more climate myths, American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 28 July 2014.


Poster, Climate Myths, American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Conference, Orlando, Florida, 6 January 2014.



2013



Workshop, Teaching with the Contemporary Physics Education Project chart on particles and interactions, InterAmerican Conference on Physics Education, 1, 2, and 5 July 2013.


Physics Colloquium, The need for sense in dealing with "controversial" scientific issues , Marietta College, 5 April 2013.



2012



Talk, Fracking 101, talk for Sustainable Delaware, Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University, 22 April 2012.


Talk, All of the above, talk for Sustainable Delaware, Beeghly Library, Ohio Wesleyan University, 6 May 2012.


Poster, Ten reasons to give credence to anthropogenic climate change, presented at the World Conference on Physics Education, Istanbul, 5 July 2012.


Talk, A journey through time with the Higgs particle, Science Pub, Columbus, Ohio, 2 October 2012.


TEDx Talk, Is the future in nuclear?, 5 October 2012.



2011



Contributed talk, Letters to the editor of the local paper: A scientific responsibility, OS/APS meeting, 16 April 2011.


Contributed talk, Nine reasons for accepting human-caused climate change, SOS/AAPT meeting, 1 October 2011.


Contributed talk, Communicating the science of climate change and nuclear physics, SOS/AAPT meeting, 1 October 2011.


Contributed talk, Changing the way teaching occurs in an American middle school, ICPE meeting, Mexico City, 18 August 2011.


Colloquium, University of Toledo, Thinking about anthropogenic climate change, Toledo, Ohio, 27 October 2011.



2010



Invited Talk, Can Science help counter Suspicion of the Consequences of Climate Change?, AAPT Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, 16 February 2010.


Poster, Is writing letters to the editor effective?, AAPT Winter meeting, Washington, DC, 16 February 2010.



2009



Talk, Particle Physics for Everyone, AAPT Winter meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 15 February 2009


Talk, Working to have an IMPACT, AAPT Winter meeting, Chicago, Illinois, 15 February 2009


Talk, Everything you wanted to know about the LHC but were afraid to ask, Science Café, Marion, Ohio 4 March 2009


Talk, Energy and the Global Economy, Great Decisions, Delaware, Ohio, 6 March 2009


Poster, Global GreenPrint, AAPT Summer meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 28 July 2009.


Poster, Long-term astronomy observation in middle school, Physics Education Research Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 29-30 July 2009.


Talk, Plenary talk on Physics by Inquiry, InterAmerican Confeence on Physics Education, Medellín, Colombia, 9 July 2009.


Talk, The future of nuclear energy: Is nuclear energy going to be a part of future energy supplies?, Columbus Futurists, 20 August 2009.



2008



Talk, How can we determine what’s hard for physics by inquiry students?, AAPT Winter meeting, Baltimore, 29 January 2008


Talk, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: What do they have to tell the world?, Science Cafe, Columbus, 2 April 2008


Invited Talk, How can the world respond to the twilight of the era of cheap energy?, AAPT Summer meeting, Edmonton, 28 July 2008


Talk, How can scientists best communicate science to the public?, AAPT Summer meeting, Edmonton (invited panel, later changed to contributed), 28 July 2008



2007


Talk, Student Evaluation Differences between Different Physics by Inquiry Courses, AAPT Winter meeting


Talk, What the 2007 Reports of the IPCC mean, AAPT Summer meeting, Greensboro, NC, 28 July 2007



2006


Invited Talk, America's sources of energy-what will the future be?, AAPT Summer meeting, Syracuse


Talk, Nuclear energy is the short-term solution to the energy problem, Context XIX, Columbus, Ohio



2005


Talk, Inquiry, Learning, and Teaching, Jearl Walker Outstanding Teaching Award Ceremony, 29 April 2005


Poster, What went wrong at Davis-Besse: Ohio’s PWR goes down for a long count, Ohio Section, American Physical Society meeting, Wayne State University, April



2004


Poster at PERC, Contrasts in student understanding of simple E&M questions in two countries


Poster at PERC, Can inquiry experiences in physics class change students' preconceptions about teaching?


Colloquium, The 2003 Blackout, Cleveland State University, 1 October 2004



2003


Talk, Changes in Physics by Inquiry teaching at Ohio State University, AAPT Winter meeting


Talk, May the force be with you: student explanations of forces on charges in magnetic fields, Ohio Section, APS, April 2003


Talk, Getting students to come to grips with the meaning of division, Ohio Section, APS, April 2003


Talk, Global Warming, Marcon, 24 May 2003


Talk, Nuclear proliferation through coal burning, Marcon, 25 May 2003


Talk, Proliferation of nuclear weapons through use of coal-fired electricity?, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Extending student knowledge of division, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Experience with teacher-provided homework solutions in an algebra-based physics course, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Using a spreadsheet workbook to enhance student learning, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, The Contemporary Physics Education Project: Classroom support for teaching about energy issues, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Student understanding of forces on charges in magnetic fields, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Preservice education students’ knowledge of division: In need of buttressing, Physics Education Research Conference 2003



2002


Talk, Student ranking of atomic models, AAPT Winter meeting


Poster, Student choices of models of the atom, AAPT Winter meeting


Talk, “Intelligent Design” and Ohio, Southern Ohio Section, AAPT meeting


Seminar, Climate Change, Human Activity, and World Population, Goddard Institute of Space Science, Columbia University


Poster, How much oil?, AAPT Summer meeting


Talk, Utility screening curves; changes and their implications, AAPT Summer meeting


Poster, Was electric deregulation a bust?, Ohio Section, APS, October 2003


Talk, Radiation and units, Ohio Section, APS, October 2003


Talk, Consequences of economic decisions on emissions, Ohio Section, APS, October 2003


Workshop, The nucleus in the classroom, Ohio Section, APS, October 2003


Talk, Human Activity and World Population: Any connection to Global Warming?, Central Ohioans for Rational Inquiry, November, 2002



2001


Invited talk, In-service Teacher Training in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, from VIII IACPE, Porto Alegre, Brazil, AAPT Winter meeting


Invited talk, Models of the structure of matter Why should we care what students think?, MSaTERS Conference, May 2001



2000


Talk, Quantization, David May, AAPT Winter 2000


Talk, Facets and students, AAPT Winter 2000


Talk, On the occassion of the retirement of Peter Lindenfeld from Rutgers University, April 2000


Final report on NSF Grant 9950528, working to use information gathered from interviewing prospective teachers about mathematics and nuclear topics to create pedagogical materials on these topics for teachers.


Talk, Facets, AAPT Winter meeting


Talk, Framework for understanding student conceptions by Tom Kassebaum, AAPT Summer meeting, 2001



1999


Paper, Science Teacher, TIMSS from January, 1999


Talk, Breaking the whole into its parts: categorizing items on a survey of student ideas about quantization, APS Centennial meeting, March, 1999


Talk, CPEP , APS Centennial meeting, March, 1999


Talk, Student concepts of quantization, OS/APS meeting by David May, April 1999


Talk, Using facets in analyzing survey data from a project to investigate student concepts of quantization and the photon, OS/APS meeting, April, 1999


Talk, Introductory students’ ideas about quantization and the photon, at AAPT San Antonio meeting, August, 1999



1998


Talk,


Student Understanding of the Photon Concept: Faculty Expectations, AAPT Winter 1998

Talk, Activities to Supplement the Nuclear Science Wallchart, APS meeting, April, 1998


Talk, Student conceptions of quantization and the photon, OS/APS October, 1998


David May talk on student conceptions, OS/APS October, 1998


Invited talk, Teaching Contemporary Physics in the Introductory Course, North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, November, 1998



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