The Innovator's Forum

Special Events
Nobel Laureate, Physics 2001
Professor of Physics and of Graduate School of Education
Stanford University
Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education
Friday, January 31, 2014 - 3:00pm
Rangos 1 
University Center
Abstract:

How can science be taught better? Who better to answer that question than a Nobel Laureate.

Carl Wieman holds a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Since winning the Nobel Prize in physics in 2001, Wieman has dedicated his career to improving science education. His research resulted in the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative at the University of British Columbia. Through this initiative, eight academic departments have moved away from lecture-style teaching and toward interactive learning through problem solving and small group discussion.

Concurrent with the launch of CMU’s Simon Initiative last November, CMU President Subra Suresh invited Dr. Wieman to join the new Global Learning Council (GLC), which includes thought leaders from industry, academia and foundations, who are committed to using science and technology to enhance learning through the open sharing of data and best practices.

Light refreshments will be served.

The Innovators Forum is a series connecting the world’s top innovative minds with the university community.