Presentations

    The interaction of infrared radiation with isolated molecules: intramolecular nonequilibrium, at Lasers ¹86 Conference (Orlando, FL), Saturday, November 1, 1986
    Anti-Stokes signals from various modes of isolated, infrared multiple photon excited molecules are measured to determine the intramolecular distribution of vibrational energy. This paper presents results for CF2HCl, CF2Cl2, SF6 and 1,1-C2H4F2. All but CF2HCl exhibit collisionless changes in Raman spectrum after infrared multiphoton excitation. This shows that the excitation modifies the population of these modes. Even though the symmetric SF6 molecule reaches an intramolecular equilibrium within the 20 ns time resolution of the experiment, the other molecules exhibit a distinct nonequilibrium... Read more about The interaction of infrared radiation with isolated molecules: intramolecular nonequilibrium
    Scientific elite or outcast?, at White House Forum "Making it happen: First in the World", Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House (Washington, DC), Wednesday, July 26, 1995
    Scientific elite or outcast?, at Hearing on Disciplinary Perspectives of National Leaders in Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA), Monday, October 23, 1995
    Scientific elite or outcast?, at White House Forum "Making it happen: First in the World", Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House (Washington, DC), Wednesday, July 26, 1995
    Scientific elite or outcast?, at Hearing on Disciplinary Perspectives of National Leaders in Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation (Arlington, VA), Monday, October 23, 1995
    Gauging What Students Understand -- In Class, at American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting (New Orleans, LA), Monday, January 5, 1998
    In Peer Instruction, the instructor of a large lecture class periodically poses questions to the students; the students think about these questions individually and then discuss them in small groups. A student described this method as ""turning a large lecture into a seminar."" For Peer Instruction to be successful, the instructor needs a way to gauge the students' understanding of a particular question. Instructors around the country have used a show of hands, flash cards, and electronic techniques to learn students¹ answers. We will present our latest findings on the implementation of Peer... Read more about Gauging What Students Understand -- In Class
    Anatomy of a College Readiness Assignment, at CRAFT Professional Development Institute, University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX), Monday, June 25, 2012:
    The College Readiness Assignment Field-Test (CRAFT) project is working to disseminate standalone lessons designed by expert educators to prepare students for college-level success. In this presentation will discuss the heart of the CRAFT project: college readiness assignments (CRAs). We will dissect CRAs and demonstrate how the various parts map to state standards.
    Educational Activities, at DEAS Industrial Outreach Workshop, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Thursday, April 10, 2003:
    The Center actively promotes interdisciplinary education and outreach through a variety of initiatives. Participants contribute to outreach to the general public through collaboration with the Boston Museum of Science, outreach to K-12 in-service teachers, research experiences for undergraduates and K-12 teachers, interdisciplinary courses for graduate students, and postdoctoral fellowships for women and minorities. The program involves faculty, postdoctoral fellows, collaborators and graduate students associated with the Center and benefits a broad constituency of society.
    Laser-assisted internal and surface microstructuring of materials, at Army Research Office Workshop on Relativistic and Sub-Relativistic Intensity: Physics and Applications, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Sunday, September 29, 2002:
    The study of laser-induced damage and breakdown of materials is nearly as old as the laser itself. Ranging from investigation of the interaction of lasers with materials to avoid damage to purposefully using the laser as a precise tool to impart damage. This talk presents the research ongoing in our laboratory towards fundamental understanding of damage mechanisms and novel applications of microstructuring processes using femtosecond laser pulses. Three experiments are presented: the use of femtosecond laser pulses in the processing of transparent materials such as glass or diamond, pump-... Read more about Laser-assisted internal and surface microstructuring of materials

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