Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2013
Volume 58, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 18–22, 2013; Baltimore, Maryland
Session Z3: Invited Session: Integration of Research and Teaching Excellence: Cottrell Scholars
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Friday, March 22, 2013
Room: Ballroom III
Sponsoring Unit: FEd
Chair: Richard Wiener, Research Corporation
Abstract ID: BAPS.2013.MAR.Z3.5
Abstract: Z3.00005 : Living the good life: pursuing excellence as a scientist and as a teacher*
1:39 PM–2:15 PM
Preview Abstract Abstract
(Dept. of Physics, Purdue University)
Do research and teaching represent competing demands on our time and energy, or have we bought into a false dichotomy? As a scientist, my job is to find truth. As a teacher, my job is to teach the next generation how to find truth. In this talk, I discuss the ways in which research and teaching have been synergistic in my experience, as well as the tension commonly felt among professors (myself included) as to how to ``split our time'' between the two. I will share a brief synopsis of my teaching philosophy, and I hope to give some insight into what (in my opinion) makes or breaks you as a teacher. I will also share some of my experience in this great adventure we call scientific progress.
*Support is gratefully acknowledged from Research Corporation for Science Advancement and NSF DMR DMR 11-06187.
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