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Physics & Astronomy

Phone: 715-836-5519
Email: evansmm@uwec.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Educational Technology
My main interests are in educational technology and ways to access whether the technology is helping student outcomes. Past studies have looked at the effectiveness of online homework, the ways student clickers can change class dynamics and information retention, and ways technology can be used to aid in student pedagogy.

Other projects I have been involved in are driven by student interests.

Heat Transfer Capacity in Extremities of Diabetics - By Roxie Accola and Kathleen Widmar

Laminar Fluid Flow in Non-Circular Pipes by Michael Yohn. If fluid is allowed to flow through a half-pipe the viscosity of the liquid causes the liquid to flow slower near the edges.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Using and Teaching with Self-Paced Polling, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, Apr 18 2013

Incorporating an IR Camera Into Your Science Classroom, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Wausau, WI, March 14th, 2013

Teaching with Clickers in Small Classes, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar February 13th, 2013

Using and Teaching with Self-Paced Polling, with Steven Harper-Ray, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, November 7, 2012

Emerging Technologies in Physics Education, Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers, Platteville, WI October 27th, 2012

Using and Teaching with Self-Paced Polling with Steven Harper-Ray, i>clicker, Clickers 2012, Chicago, IL, October 26, 2012, Invited Talk

Confronting Misconceptions in Physics/Physical Science, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Madison WI, March 8th, 2012

Introducing First Year Students to Research; The Recruitment and Retention of High Performing Students through the Blugold Fellowship, 31st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, San Antonio, TX, February 19th, 2012

Moving from Multiple Choice to Alphanumeric Clickers, American Association of Physics Teachers 2012, Ontario, CA, February 6th, 2012 Covered by a national science education blogger at http://theactiveclass.com/2012/03/

Writing Effective Science Clicker Questions, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, July 27th, 2011

The Evolution of Clickers (and a Teacher Who Uses Them) Clickers 2011, Houston, TX, June 2nd, 2011, Invited Talk

i>clicker2 Elevate your clicker questions, Clickers 2011 June 2nd, 2011 , Houston, TX. Invited Talk

Strategies for Successful Clicker Implementation and Growth, with Cindy Albert, UWEC, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, April 7, 2011

Learn Advanced Techniques for Teaching with Clickers, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, March 22, 2011

Using Comics to Promote Thinking in Science, with Gary Baier, Green Bay Preble High School, Green Bay, WI, Wisconsin Society of Science Teachers, Wisconsin Dells, WI, March 18th, 2011 The Physics Teacher -- February 2013 -- Volume 51, Issue 2, pp. 122

Best Practices, Tips and Tricks when Using Advanced Clicker Functionality, i>clicker Feature and Teacher Webinar, January 19th 2011

Fifteen Years of Service Learning at UWEC, American Association of Physics Teachers, Jacksonville, FL, January 10th, 2011. Invited Talk

Read a good textbook lately? A new way to get your students to come prepared for class, Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers, River Falls, WI, October 29th, 2010

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