Presentations

Extreme optics with zero-index metamaterials, at Bertman Lecture, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, Thursday, April 29, 2021
Nanotechnology has enabled the development of nanostructured composite materials (metamaterials) with exotic optical properties not found in nature. In the most extreme case, we can create materials which support light waves that propagate with infinite phase velocity, corresponding to a refractive index of zero. We have developed a variety of in-plane metamaterial designs that permit obtaining a refractive index of zero in the optical regime. We will report on some of the exotic physics of zero-index metamaterials, including strong enhancement of nonlinear optical phenomena
Promoting Social Interactions in (Remote) Education, at Harvard University, Wednesday, July 15, 2020:
Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. This is true not only in the physical classroom, but even more so now that education has moved online. I will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. I will also discuss how to promote intrinsic motivation to learn by implementing project- and team-based learning in the classroom.
How to flip your teaching, when the whole world is flipping out, at Hatem Lecture, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, MA, Thursday, June 11, 2020:
The sudden transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic is a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. In this interactive demonstration I will discuss how changing synchronous and  instructor-paced activities to asynchronous and self-paced activities not only facilitates the move to online teaching, but also provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education
Getting every student ready for every class, at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Monday, June 1, 2020:

Over the past decades there has been a concerted push away from passive lecturing to active engagement in the classroom. A successful implementation of the so-called flipped classroom requires students to come to class prepared, either by reading the textbook or watching a pre-recorded video. A variety approaches have been devised to get students to take responsibility for this information transfer, but none manage to get all students to participate, compromising the in-class activities. I will present a new approach to get every student to prepare for every class using a new social...

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How to flip your course online when the world is flipping out, at Webinar, Tuesday, May 5, 2020:
The sudden transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic is a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. In this interactive demonstration I will discuss how changing synchronous and  instructor-paced activities to asynchronous and self-paced activities not only facilitates the move to online teaching, but also provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education.
How to flip your course online when the world is flipping out, at Webinar, Monday, May 4, 2020:
The sudden transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic is a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. In this interactive demonstration I will discuss how changing synchronous and  instructor-paced activities to asynchronous and self-paced activities not only facilitates the move to online teaching, but also provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education.
How to flip your course online when the world is flipping out, at Webinar, Friday, May 1, 2020:
The sudden transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic is a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. In this interactive demonstration I will discuss how changing synchronous and  instructor-paced activities to asynchronous and self-paced activities not only facilitates the move to online teaching, but also provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education.
How to flip your course when the world is flipping out, at Webinar, Thursday, April 30, 2020:
The sudden transition to online teaching necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic is a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. In this interactive demonstration I will discuss how changing synchronous and  instructor-paced activities to asynchronous and self-paced activities not only facilitates the move to online teaching, but also provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education.

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