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PDP 2015

Total Impact:

 

  70 PDP participants teaching  
~517 undergraduates served

2015-1

The law of large numbers, and engaging in scientific argument from evidence

Team Lead: Anna Boehle, University of California, Los Angeles
Disciplinary area: Astronomy, Statistics
Teaching venue: PREP for Physics and Astronomy REU, UCLA Chapter
Sponsor: NSF/AST 

14
undergraduates

2015-2

Interactions between light and matter, and simplifying physical systems through models

Team Lead: Briana Ingermann, University of Colorado, Boulder
Disciplinary area: Astrophysics
Teaching venue: WEST, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: ISEE (UCSC)
21
undergraduates

2015-3

Projecting outcomes of management solutions using population models in ecology

Team Lead: Max Tarjan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Population Ecology
Teaching venue: WEST, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: ISEE (UCSC)
16
undergraduates

2015-5

Parasitoid ecology, and constructing scientific explanations from evidence

Team Lead: Hamutahl Cohen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Agricultural Sustainability, Ecology
Teaching venue: WEST, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: ISEE (UCSC)
9
undergraduates

2015-6

Resource intermittency, and using requirements to design solutions

Team Lead: Sarah Beganskas, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Renewable Energy
Teaching venue: Akamai PREP Course, Akamai-Hawaii Chapter
Sponsor: NSF/AST, AFOSR, TMT
21
undergraduates

2015-7

Sequential execution of tasks in algorithms, and justifying design choices

Team Lead: Kevin Moore, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Computer Science
Teaching venue: Akamai PREP Course, Akamai-Hawaii Chapter
Sponsor: NSF/AST, AFOSR, TMT
21
undergraduates

2015-8

Protein structure, assembly, and interactions; and developing testable hypotheses

Team Lead: Rafael Palomino, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biochemistry
Teaching venue: WEST, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: HHMI & ISEE
24
undergraduates

2015-9

Chromosome segregation in meiosis, and constructing scientific explanations from evidence

Team Lead: Tisha Bohr, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: Active Learning Initiative Demonstration Lab, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: HHMI & ISEE
26
undergraduates

2015-10

Gene expression regulation, and constructing models

Team Lead: Matt Ragle, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: MARC/MBRS Summer Research Institute, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: HHMI & ISEE
18
undergraduates

2015-11

Active and passive water transport, and building models supported by evidence

Team Lead: Robin Dunkin, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Biology
Teaching venue: Active Learning Initiative Demonstration Lab, Santa Cruz Chapter
Sponsor: HHMI & ISEE
10
undergraduates

2015-12

Half-life and activity of radioactive samples, and constructing explanations from evidence

Team Lead: Saul Beceiro Novo, Michigan State University
Disciplinary area: Physics
Teaching venue: Introductory Physics Lab, Michigan State University
Sponsor: NSF/TUES, Dunlap-Toronto ISEE Chapter 
80
undergraduates

2015-13

Angular and linear momentum conservation, and scientific explanation

Team Lead: Alanna Pawlak, Michigan State University
Disciplinary area: Physics
Teaching venue: Introductory Physics Mechanics Lab. Michigan State University
Sponsor: NSF/TUES
130
undergraduates

2015-14

Carrying measurement errors through analysis, and designing and carrying out investigations through computation

Team Lead: Emily Rice, College of Staten Island, City University of New York
Disciplinary area: Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Statistics, Computer Science
Teaching venue: PREP for AMNH/CUNY REU
Sponsor: NSF/AST
16
undergraduates

2015-15

Physical properties implied by spectral features, and analyzing and interpreting data

Team Lead: Emma Storm, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Optics, Physics
Teaching venue: TEXOCOP Summer Program, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston ISEE Chapter
Sponsor: NSF/TUES
16
undergraduates

2015-16

The ray model of light, and constructing explanations that incorporate causal coherence

Team Lead: Emma Storm, University of California, Santa Cruz
Disciplinary area: Optics, Physics
Teaching venue: TEXOCOP Summer Program, University of Houston College of Optometry, Houston ISEE Chapter
Sponsor: NSF/TUES
15
undergraduates

2015-17

Distance measures in astronomy, and generating figures to support conclusions

Team Lead: Ryan Quadri, Texas A&M University
Disciplinary area: Astronomy
Teaching venue: PREP for Astronomy REU, Texas A&M University
Sponsor: NSF/AST
9
undergraduates

2015-18

Calculating random and systematic errors, and engaging in argument from evidence

Team Lead: Vicky Scowcroft, Carnegie Observatories, Pasadena
Disciplinary area: Astronomy, Physics
Teaching venue: Citrus College Stellar Astronomy Lab, Pomona
Sponsor: NSF/TUES
34
undergraduates

2015-19

Characterizing organisms through DNA barcoding and morphology, and generating explanations from evidence

Team Lead: Kauahi Perez, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Disciplinary area: Genetics
Teaching venue: UH Science In Action Program, Akamai-Hawaii Chapter  
Sponsor: NSF/TUES, TMT
6
high school students

2015-20

Determining and assessing goodness-of-fit through reduced chi-square fitting

Team Lead: Lisa Esteves, Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto
Disciplinary area: Astrophysics, Statistics
Teaching venue: PREP for SURP, Dunlap-Toronto ISEE Chapter 
Sponsor: Dunlap Institute, University of Toronto
20
undergraduates
2015-21

Classifying astronomical objects from light curves, and extracting information from large datasets via computing

Team Lead: Evan Sinukoff, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Disciplinary area: Astronomy, Computer Science
Teaching venue: UH Manoa Astronomy Lab Course 1, Akamai-Hawaii Chapter  
Sponsor: NSF/AST, IfA, TMT
6
undergraduates
2015-22

Astronomical data reduction, and analyzing and interpreting data

Team Lead: Matt Hosek, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Disciplinary area: Astronomy
Teaching venue: UH Manoa Astronomy Lab Course 2, Akamai-Hawaii Chapter  
Sponsor: NSF/AST, IfA, TMT
5
undergraduates