Our speaker this Wednesday will be Professor Aaron Titus, from High Point University in North Carolina.
Here is an abstract for his talk:
Physics on steroids — how to give your physics class a shot in the arm
I like to define undergraduate research as asking interesting questions and finding answers to those questions. The kinds of topics that many GPD members have described in their blogs are great examples. Video analysis is one of the most economical and flexible experimental techniques to enable students to do undergraduate research, starting with introductory physics. Students’ projects will be demonstrated, with an emphasis on the benefit of undergraduate research in introductory physics in high school and in the first two years of college.