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Abstract Title: Laboratory Development Efforts in a Physics for Biologists Course
Abstract: We have piloted the first iteration of a new physics course for biology majors at the University of Maryland aimed at developing scientific competencies.  The curriculum has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of physicists, biologists, and biophysicists, and involved departures from the traditional introductory physics curriculum in making decisions about what physics topics are most relevant for biology.  The development process has also been deeply connected to an ongoing conversation among physicists, chemists, and biologists about creating a common thermodynamics across the scientific disciplines.  This poster describes our initial efforts to create authentic laboratory experiments for the course.
Abstract Type: Poster
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Benjamin Geller
University of Maryland - College Park
Department of Physics
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742
Co-Author(s)
and Co-Presenter(s)
John Giannini
Department of Biophysics, University of Maryland, College Park

Kim Moore
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Edward F. Redish
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park

Wolfgang Losert
Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park