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Physics Department Seminar: Engineering at St. Anselm’s Abbey High School

The Physics Department presents a seminar on “Engineering at St. Anselm’s Abbey High School” by Herbert Wood, PhD, adjunct professor of physics, on Friday, November 18 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Science Hall Room 1013A.

The promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has led to more high schools offering courses in these subjects. St. Anselm’s Abbey High School, a private, Benedictine high school in northeast Washington, D.C., offers a project-based engineering course.  Each semester is dedicated to a particular field, such as mechanical civil, electrical or chemical engineering.  This talk will describe past student projects like a Roman catapult, Thompson ring-flinger, CO2 scrubber and extracting oil from an old tire.  The entire campus community is invited to attend.

Submitted by: Michael Wood, PhD, chair, physics

Upcoming Desire2Learn Workshops

COLID2LIn January and February, the Center for Online Learning and Innovation is running workshops to help faculty get up and running in Desire2Learn.  These include trainings focused on the basics (our “Kickstarter” series), using tools such as online discussions and assignment-collecting dropboxes or the gradebook.

Closer at hand, we’re running a special Kickstarter session on the evening of Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 p.m. in Old Main 115. This is especially aimed at helping new instructors learn some D2L basics, but all faculty are welcome!

Sign up for these and other workshops today!

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, instructional designer, COLI