Date : 11 November 2021 (Thursday)
Time : 11am – 1pm (GMT +8)
Since 2002, Wieman has been actively involved in STEM Education. He started the non-profit project at the University of Colorado Boulder named “PhET”, which originally stood for “Physics Education Technology”. The project now designs, develops, and releases over 125 free interactive simulations for educational use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and mathematics. The simulations have been translated into over 65 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, German, and Arabic; and in 2011, the PhET website received over 25 million visitors. In October 2011, the PhET Interactive Simulations were chosen as the 2011 Microsoft Education Tech Award Laureate.
Wieman joined the University of British Columbia on the 1st of January 2007 and headed a well-endowed science education initiative there. He is currently studying expertise and problem solving in science and engineering disciplines, and how this can be better measured and taught. Most recently, he is the recipient of the 2020 Yidan International Prize for Education Research.
In his talk entitled “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education”, Prof Dr Carl Wieman will share his experiences and knowledge in the scientific approach to STEM education.
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