Talks and Posters

IPLS
Gender in Physics
Peer Instruction
Cell Membrane Biophysics
Nanocrystals

IPLS

Invited Talks

  • “Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences: Design Principles, Resources, and Community,” invited talk at 2019 APS March Meeting, session C60, Boston, MA, 4 March 2019. slides
  • “Does It Stick? Assessing the Long-Term Impact of IPLS,” invited talk at 2019 AAPT Winter Meeting, session EC, Houston, TX, 14 January 2019.
  • “Optimizing Introductory Physics for Life Sciences,” UCLA workshop on IPLS reform, February 2015, plenary talk for June 2014 Gordon Research Conference in Physics and Education: The Complex Intersection of Physics and Biology, and Yale Center for Scientific Teaching, May 2014. PDF (4 MB)
  • “Teaching Introductory Physics in Biological Context”: Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, November 2014, Seattle Physics Education Research Seminar Series, October 2014; Physics Department Colloquia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, April 2014, University of Pittsburgh, February 2013, and University of Maryland-Baltimore County, May 2011; American Physical Society April Meeting, April 2014; American Association of Physics Teachers National Meeting, July 2013; American Association of Physics Teachers New Faculty Reunion Workshop, October 2012. PDF (4MB)
  • “Reforming the Introductory Physics Course for Life Science Students,” workshop offered at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, with organizer Dawn Meredith and other co-presenters, Philadelphia, PA, July 2012.
  • “Capstone examples for second semester IPLS: confocal microscopy and nerve signaling,” American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, Jacksonville, FL (2011).
  • “Biomedical-Inspired Laboratories for Introductory Physics,” workshop offered at the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, with organizer Mark Reeves and co-presenter Suzanne Amador Kane, Portland, OR, July 2010.
  • “A stand-alone course in optics, electricity, and magnetism for the life sciences,” American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI (2009).

Contributed Talks

  • Ben Geller, Chandra Turpen, K. Ann Renninger, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Unpacking the sources of student interest in an IPLS course,” at the Summer 2015 AAPT meeting, College Park, MD.
  • Tessa Williams, Ben Geller, Chandra Turpen, K. Ann Renninger, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Traditional physics versus IPLS: Comparing student interest and engagement“, at the Summer 2015 AAPT meeting, College Park, MD.
  • K. Ann Renninger, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, Ming Cai and Catherine H. Crouch, “Life Science Students Learning Physics with Life Science Examples,” presented as part of a symposium at the American Educational Research Association conference, April 2015.
  • E. F. Redish, C. Bauer, K. L. Carleton, T. J. Cooke, M. Cooper, C. H. Crouch, B. W. Dreyfus, B. Geller, J. Giannini, J. Svoboda Gouvea, M. W. Klymkowsky, W. Losert, K. Moore, J. Presson, V. Sawtelle, C. Turpen, and K. Thompson, “NEXUS/Physics: Rethinking Introductory Physics for Biologists,” Vision and Change Conference, American Association for the Advancement of Science, August 2013.

Posters

  • Ben Geller, Chandra Turpen, K. Ann Renninger, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Unpacking the sources of student interest in an IPLS course,” at the Summer 2015 Physics Education Research Conference, College Park, MD.
  • Tessa Williams, Ben Geller, Chandra Turpen, K. Ann Renninger, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Traditional physics versus IPLS: Comparing student interest and engagement“, at the Summer 2015 AAPT meeting, College Park, MD.
  • Catherine H. Crouch, Panchompoo Wisittanawat, and K. Ann Renninger, “Initial Interest, Goals, and Changes in CLASS Scores in Introductory Physics for Life Sciences,” at the Summer 2013 Physics Education Research Conference as part of AAPT meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Panchompoo Wisittanawat, K. Ann Renninger, and Catherine H. Crouch, “The effect of interest on including life science contexts in introductory physics,” at the summer 2013 Physics Education Research Conference, as part of the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting, Portland, OR.
  • Catherine H. Crouch and Kenneth Heller, “Teaching physics to life science students: examining the role of biological context,” at the summer 2011 Physics Education Research Conference, as part of the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting, Omaha, NE.
  • “Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics for the Life Sciences,” Physics Education and Research Gordon Conference, Mt. Holyoke College, June 2006.

 

Gender in Physics

Talks

  • “Gender and student achievement with Peer Instruction” in invited session, “Does PER-based instruction help underrepresented groups succeed, and how can it do so better?” at Physics Education Research Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 2008. At request of conference organizers, organized session as well as giving one of the presentations.
  • “Reducing the gender gap in introductory physics,” Physics Education Research Group seminar, Rutgers University, October 2007; University of Maryland, September 2007.
  • “Promise and Pitfalls of Reformed Instruction for Female Students,” workshop (with Noah Finkelstein) at the Conference on the Preparation of Physics and Physical Science Teachers, hosted by the APS Physics Teacher Education Coalition, March 2007. Download PDF (2 MB).

Contributed Talks

  • Catherine H. Crouch, Mercedes Lorenzo, and Eric Mazur, “Reducing the gender gap in the physics classroom,” American Physical Society March meeting, Boulder, CO (2007).

 

Peer Instruction

Talks

  • “Science Teaching for the New Millenium,” science pedagogy seminar, Williams College, November 2013.
  • “Teaching Underrepresented Groups with Peer Instruction,” American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Portland, OR, July 2010.
  • “Classroom demonstrations: Learning Tools or Entertainment?”, in “Physics Education Research for Chemistry Instructors” symposium, 19th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 2006.
    Download PDF (1 MB).
  • “Demonstrations: More than just entertainment?” American Physical Society April Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2003.

 

Cell Membrane Biophysics

Talks

  • “Studying Virus Budding with Physics,” Williams College Physics Colloquium, November 2013.
  • “Membrane-Protein Binding: Basic Physics and Two (Fairly) New Experimental Techniques,” Swarthmore College Physics Colloquium, February 2012.

Contributed Talks

  • Mariel Freyre, Tae Kim, Carl Grossman, Kathleen Howard, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Characterizing detergent mediated reconstitution of viral protein M2 in large unilamellar vesicles,” American Physical Society March meeting, San Antonio, TX, March 2015.

 

Nanocrystals

Talks

  • Physics/Materials Science Colloquia: “Dynamics on the Nanoscale: Light Emission from Single Semiconductor Nanorods”
    Swarthmore College, February 2008
    Rutgers University, October 2007
    Wheaton College, October 2007
    Argonne National Laboratories (Center for Nanoscale Materials), June 2007
    Amherst College, October 2006
    St. Joseph’s University, October 2006
    Princeton University, December 2006
  • “Fluorescence blinking statistics of CdSe core and core-shell nanorods,” given at ITS Workshop on Fluorescence Intermittency, Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, April 2007.
    Download PDF (3 MB).
  • “Light emission from single quantum rods: Research as education and vocation,” keynote address at Seattle Pacific University Erickson Undergraduate Research Conference, Seattle, WA, May 2006.
    Download PDF (3 MB).
  • Physics Colloquia on postdoctoral research: “Black silicon: changing structure and properties with light”
    Haverford College, March 2004
    Harvard University, April 2003
    University of Massachusetts-Lowell, November 2001
    Download PDF (20 MB — contains many high-resolution images!).

Contributed Talks

  • Catherine H. Crouch, Orion Sauter*, Xiaohua Wu, Robert Purcell*, Claudia Querner, Marija Drndic, and Matthew Pelton, “Facts and artifacts in the blinking statistics of CdSe nanoparticles,” DOE Triennial Review, Argonne National Laboratory, May 2010.
  • Siying Wang, Tali Dadosh, Claudia Querner, Michael Fischbein, Lauren Willis, Dmitry Novikov, Catherine H. Crouch, and Marija Drndic, “Fluorescence intermittency in CdSe nanoparticles,” Frontiers in Nanoscale Science and Technology Workshop, Harvard University, May 2009.
  • Robert Mohr*, Thomas Emmons*, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Excitation energy dependence of fluorescence intermittency in single CdSe/ZnS nanocrystals,” American Physical Society March Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2009.
  • Nicholas Kattamis, Neal McDaniel, Ethan Deyle*, Corey White*, Catherine Crouch, Stefan Bernhard, and Craig Arnold, “Laser Direct Write Printing of Small Molecule Organic Materials for Light Harvesting and Emitting Applications”, Spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, CA, April 2008.
  • Siying Wang, Claudia Querner, Thomas Emmons*, Marija Drndic, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Size dependence of fluorescence blinking statistics from single CdSe nanorods,” APS March Meeting, Denver, CO (2007).
  • Thomas Emmons*, Siying Wang, Claudia Querner, Marija Drndic, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Effect of experiment duration on power law fluorescence blinking from semiconductor nanorods,” APS Division of Laser Science meeting, Rochester, NY (2006).
  • Siying Wang, Nathan Landy*, Tara Finley*, Hugo Romero, Marija Drndic, and Catherine H. Crouch, “Truncated power law fluorescence blinking from seminconductor nanorods,” APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD (2006).

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