February 19-21, 2004 (Thur.-Sat.)

Modeling and Research-Based Problem Solving Workshop

one of the Physics Workshops for the 21st Century

(supported in part by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) by the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF))

at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus in Miami, FL

with Guillermina Damas as our local host and

featuring workshop leaders

David Maloney (Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN) bio

and Dwain Desbien (Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ)

Tom O'Kuma (Lee College, Baytown, TX) bio and

Curtis Hieggelke (Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL)

 Participants hotel information.(pdf format)-Please check! If there are any corrections, please let Guille and Natalie know before Tuesday, Feb. 17.

 Workshop Schedule.(html or pdf)

 Participant list (html or pdf)

 Miami International Airport

 Ground Transportation Information from the airport: Upon arrival at the Miami International Airport on Wednesday (Feb. 18, 2004) go to the baggage claim area and pick up your luggage first. Use the exit door in the baggage claim area to exit and proceed to the Super Shuttle Service Desk (bright yellow shirts). Give the attendant your name and meeting name (Physics Workshops), the attendant will then call the shuttle to take you to the Holiday Inn. For each workshop participant‚ the shuttle fee of $12.00 has been pre-paid (Spouse fee not included).

 Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus area and building maps Note that the workshop is going to be held in Building 3 in rooms 3208-3209

 ETCOTA Emerging Technologies Center of the Americas near where the workshop sessions are going to be held

 Hotel rooms shared with another participant will be provided for Wednesday evening to Saturday evening. Participants wishing a single room or bringing a spouse will be expected to pay for half of the room. We will reserve your hotel room for you at the Holiday Inn Marina Park Hotel (also known at the Holiday Inn Port of Miami) located at 340 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132.. The Holiday Inn telephone number is (305) 371-4400. Please do not call them to reserve a room unless you are staying before or after the workshop.


 TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) information

 Ranking Task Exercises in Physics: Student Edition by Thomas O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke (new in 2004 and published by Prentice Hall as part of the Series in Educational Innovation)

 Modeling website http://modeling.asu.edu

 University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development web site-includes Cooperative Group Problem Solving, Context Rich Problems, Computerized Problem Solving Labs and more.

 Using the Context of Physics Problem Solving to Evaluate the Coherence of Student Knowledge - Mel S. Sabella, Dissertation, 1999.

 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Workshop Report (Sept. 2003) link at http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/esie/programs/nsee/workshopinformation.htm.

 "It's a Small, Small, Small, Small World" -With the tools of the nanotechnology trade becoming better defined, the ability to create new materials and devices by placing every atom and molecule in the right place is moving closer to reality. This article by Ralph C. Merkle was published in Technology Review, Feb/Mar 1997 page 25. A more detailed version (with links to further information) is available at http://www.zyvex.com/nanotech/MITtecRvwSmlWrld/article.html.

 Introduction to Nanotechnology by Charles P. Poole

 Made to Measure: New Materials for the 21st Century by Philip Ball

Nanotechnology web site by Dr, Ralph Merkle at http://www.zyvex.com/nano/

Nanophysics Image Gallery

Nanotechweb.org-The world service for nanotechnology

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center at the University of Chicago

National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) at http://www.nano.gov/

Center for Biologic Nanotechnology

Nano-World Friction Module


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