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Konopinski Physics Colloquia IUB

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Title: Kevin Pitts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,"Building a Stronger Undergraduate Physics Program"
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Wednesday October 02, 2013 04:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday October 02, 2013 05:00 PM
Location: The Joseph and Sophia Konopinski Colloquium Series, Swain West 119
Contact: Anne Foley
Free/Busy: busy

The number of undergraduate physics majors has been on the rise for more than a decade.  With  this growth, we have seen significant changes in student body composition along with changes in student motivations and goals.   I will discuss some of the steps we have taken at the University of Illinois to adapt to changing student and employer demand.  We have been able to  make our courses and degree programs relevant to a larger student population while maintaining many of the traditional aspects and benefits of an undergraduate education in physics.    I encourage undergraduate and graduate students to attend the talk and provide their own prospective on these issues.

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Cost: FREE
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