Math and Science Education Information

Professional Publications and Presentations
from the College of Natural Sciences

2004-05

a) Publications - Peer reviewed (student names in bold)

Berglund, J., Creating a full mathematical experience for in-service teachers using dynamic geometry software, submitted to JOMA (December 2004).

Kagan, D.T., Upright Homopolar Generator, letter to the editor of The Physics Teacher, Vol. 43, No. 2, 68 (2005).

Kagan, D.T. and D. Atkinson, The Coefficient of Restitution of Baseballs as a Function of Relative Humidity, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 42, No. 6, (2004) p. 330.

Zou, X., Making "internal thermal energy" visible, The Physics Teacher 42 (6), 343-345 (2004).

b) Publications - Proceedings and reports to funding agencies (student names in bold)

de Silva, Rapti, Issues to consider in designing distance based professional development programs: A Sri Lankan case study, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2004, Vol. II (pp. 858-859)

Zou, X., final report for CSU Research grant: Major outcomes of this project: 1) Three different innovative experimental design activities developed for PHYS 4A and PHYS 4B labs; 2) one refereed paper published and 10 conference talks given, three of them coauthored with undergraduate students; 3) "seed money" for the NSF project (DUE #0242845).

Zou, X., final report for the NSF project: "Investigative Science Learning Environment: Science and Cognition Combined," (DUE 0088906). Major outcomes: 1) A set of innovative lecture notes and lab manuals developed and tested in mechanics and electricity and magnetism courses; 2) With Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator from Rutgers University, 10+ refereed papers published, five workshops presented, 30+ invited or contributed conference talks given.

c) Presentations at Professional Conferences (student names in bold)

Ayars, Eric and Louis Buchholtz, Analysis of the Vacuum Cannon, American Association of Physics Teachers Northern California Section Meeting (Palo Alto, CA, received: November 24, 2003; accepted: March 1, 2004).

Ayars, Eric, "Vacuum Cannon Velocity Limit" Poster presented at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) National Summer Meeting, CSU Sacramento (Sacramento, CA, August 2004).

Berglund, Jorgen and W. Fisher, Blending Preservice and Inservice: Reflections on Four Years of Innovation Blending, AMTE National Conference (Dallas, TX, January 27-29, 2005).

Berglund, Jorgen, A Full Mathematical Experience with Geometer's Sketchpad, CMC-North Conference (Pacific Grove, CA, December 2004).

Berglund, Jorgen, J. Fielder, P. Lutz, and J. Targent, Extending Your Calculator: APPS on the 84, ICTCM (New Orleans, LA, October 2004).

Berglund, Jorgen, Using Dynamic Geometry Software to Create a Full Mathematical Experience in a College Geometry Class, ICTCM (New Orleans, October 2004).

Berglund, Jorgen, Blended Programs: An Opportunity for Change, State of Jefferson Mathematics Conference (Whiskeytown, CA, October 2004).

Berglund, Jorgen, Using Hand-Held Data Collection Devices in Collegiate Mathematics Courses, CELT Conference, CSU, Chico (Chico, CA, October 2004).

Chau, C. and Brendan Diamond - "Have You Seen the Dark Bands on the Rainbow Spectrum with Diffraction Grating," Sectional Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, March 27, 2004.

Davies, O. (sponsored by Xueli Zou) - "Applied Cross-discipline Undergraduate Research through Corporate Sponsorship" National Conference of American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

Davies, O. and Xueli Zou - "Development and assessment of students' skills in designing and conducting introductory physics experiments: Part I* ," National Conference of American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

de Silva, Rapti, Creating and "proving" alternate definitions, contributed paper at the MAA session on "Drawing on Our Students' Thinking to Improve the Mathematical Education of Teachers," Joint Mathematics Meetings (Atlanta, GA, January 2005).

de Silva, Rapti, Role of Online Mentoring in Improving Students' Mathematical Communication and Understanding, contributed paper at the MAA session on "Getting Students to Discuss and to Write about Mathematics," Joint Mathematics Meetings (Atlanta, GA, January 2005).

de Silva, Rapti and Katy Early, MEFE: Professional development for three populations, presentation at the inaugural Mathematics Teacher Education Strand, 45th Annual California Mathematics Council South Meeting (Palm Springs, CA, November 2004).

de Silva, Rapti, Katy Early, L. Holcomb, D. Sun, Y. Chue, J. Garret, G. Lopez, and M. Miller, Providing all prospective elementary teachers with early field experience in mathematics,de Silva, R. and Katy Early, panel presentation CELT conference, CSU, Chico (Chico, CA, 2004).

de Silva, Rapti, Katy Early, and Kristin Hawkins, Lesson study: Professional development for all teachers, presentation at a Research Insights Session at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Philadelphia, PA, April 2004).

Ford, R, California Early Assessment of Readiness for College, presentation at the Hawaii International Conference for Education (Honolulu HI, January 2005).

Gash, P., The Effective Mass of a Hanging Slinky, American Association of Physics Teachers Northern California Section (Palo Alto, CA, November 6, 2004).

Gash, P., A Simple Way to Measure Student Reaction Times, Sectional Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Show and Tell Program, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, March 27, 2004.

Gash, P., The Physics of a Springy Pendulum, American Association of Physics Teachers Northern California Section Meeting, Palo Alto, CA, Nov. 6, 2004.

Goberstein, S., PA-isomorphisms of orthodox semigroups, special session on Semigroup Theory, 999th Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN, October 16-17, 2004).

Kagan, David. "Humidity and the COR of Baseballs," American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) National Summer Meeting, CSU Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

Ladwig, J., Low stakes assessment at all levels, presented at the California Math Council, Far North Annual Conference in Arcata (October 23, 2004).

Lin, Y. D. Demaree, X. Zou, and G. Aubrecht - "Instructor expectations and student perceptions in introductory physics laboratories," National Conference of American Association of Physics Teachers, Albuquerque , NM , January 2005.

Lin, Y. D. Demaree , Xueli Zou, and G. Aubrecht - "Using a Q-type assessment instrument to study correlation between teacher attitudes and student perceptions of physics laboratories," National Conference of Physics Education Research 2004: Transfer of Learning, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

Marcum, B. A., Dispelling Misconceptions about Photosynthesis, California Science Teachers Association Conference (San Jose, CA, October 2004).

Mattman, Thomas W., "How are students" understandings of function affected by engaging in a curriculum module in knot theory? Psychology of Mathematics Education — North American Chapter Annual Meeting (Toronto Canada, October 2004).

Mattman, Thomas W., Why knot theory for preservice and practicing teachers? National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 2004).

Miller, R.M. and D.B. Ball, Enhancing chemistry education with FT NMR, 228th American Chemical Society National Meeting (Philadelphia, PA, August 22-26, 2004).

Nichols, C.J. "New Experimental Projects in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory" Seminar presented to the Department of Chemistry at Cal Poly Pomona, October 5, 2004.

Nichols, C.J., "New Experimental Projects in the Organic Chemistry Laboratory" Seminar presented to the Department of Chemistry at CSU Chico, March 5, 2004.

Nichols, C.J., and McBurnett, B.G., "Chemistry Teaching Methods" seminar presented at the CELT Conference at CSU, Chico, October 21, 2004.

Pushnik, J.C. 2004. Hope, Dreams and Realities of a Newly Endowed Professorship of Environmental Literacy. North American Conference on Sustainability and Higher Education, Portland Oregon, Oct 21-23, 2004.

Pushnik, J.C. 2005. Progress on Incorporation of Environmental Science Standards into K-12 Curriculum. Science Educators Retreat. Nelson School, Oroville, CA .

Zou, X. "Quantitative research in physics education," National Conference of American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

Zou, X. - "Should A Student Be Able To Light A Bulb After Taking Physics?" Department of Physics, California State University, Chico, April 9, 2004.

Zou, X. and Sahana Murthy - "Development and assessment of students' skills in designing and conducting introductory physics experiments: Part II," National Conference of American Association of Physics Teachers, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.

Zou, X., Y. Lin , D. Demaree, and G. Aubrecht - " From students' perspectives: A Q-type assessment instrument," National Conference of Physics Education Research 2004: Transfer of Learning, Sacramento, CA, August 2004.