Preliminary Agenda

Gainesville State College
Oakwood, Georgia

Friday, November 6, 2009
9:00 a.m.

Plenary Address and Guided Discussion
A Novel Approach to Introductory Physics Curricula- Matter and Interactions

Mike Schatz, Physics-Georgia Institute of Technology

10:30 a.m.

Problem Based Learning and Mathematics as the Connecting Strand in STEM Education (Interdisciplinary activity)

Pat Marsteller -Emory University

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and tour of GSC science Learning Spaces which were designed with considerable PKAL influences

1:30 p.m.

How Emerging Technologies Enable Interdisciplinary Undergraduate STEM Research

Panel members will give 10 minute presentations followed by a moderated discussion. Some follow-up workshops/activities will be offered in this session

Chris Semerjian-Gainesville State College
GeoSpatial Science and the NSF GeoTech Center at GSC

Leann West -Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Tech Research Institute Lidar Education Program

David Gottfried-Georgia Institute of Technology
Nanotechnology: The Mother of all Interdisciplinary Research Disciplines

Randy May –Brenau University
Challenges in Establishing Undergraduate Research at a Small, Private Liberal Arts College

Ellen Moomaw- Gainesville State College
Initiating NSF Funded Research at an Undergraduate Institution – RUI

3:15 p.m.

Elections for 2010 PKAL/Atlanta leadership, Evaluation and Adjourn

J.B. Sharma - Gainesville State College
Lynn Zimmerman - Emory University