Conference Schedule & Presentations

Friday, March 14
Time Description
Noon - 4:00pm Registration/Set up posters
3:00pm - 4:00pm Posters and reception
4:00pm - 4:15pm Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
Beth Cunningham, Bob Hilborn
4:15pm - 5:15pm Plenary: Views from Biology and Biochemistry
Susan Singer, Melanie Cooper

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A New Biology Education for the 21st Century (PDF) - Singer
5:15pm - 6:15pm Plenary: Views from Biology and AAMC
Mark Kroopnik, Todd Cooke

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An Overview of the new MCAT Exam (PPTX) - Kroopnick
6:30pm - 7:30pm Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Plenary: Case studies from the pedagogical interface between biology and physics
Joe Redish, Dawn Meredith

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IPLS Reform: Still Plenty of Questions (PDF) - Meredith
NEXUS/Physics: Repurposing physics for the life sciences (PDF) - Redish
8:30pm - 9:30pm Poster Session

Saturday, March 15
Time Description
8:00am - 9:00am Plenary: IPLS Labs
Nancy Beverly, Ken Heller

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Designing and Implementing a Sustainable Laboratory as Coherent Part of an IPLS Course (PDF) - Heller
9:00am - 10:15am Short Plenary/Breakouts:
Course Transformation and Learning Goals I , Working Groups
Michelle Smith

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At the end of my physics course, a biology student should be able to… (PPTX) - Smith
10:15am - 10:45am Break and Posters
10:45am - 11:45am Plenary: Case studies of IPLS
Tim McKay, Nancy Donaldson

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Physics of Medicine (PPTX) - Donaldson
Physics for the Life Sciences (PPTX) - McKay
11:45am - 12:30pm Breakouts: Defining needed strategies and resources for course transformation
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 2:45pm Plenary: More views from biology
Steve Vogel, Mike Klymkowsky, Jané Kondev
2:45pm - 3:15pm Break and Posters
3:15pm - 4:15pm Working groups: lessons from today's presentations
4:15pm - 5:30pm Plenary/Panel/Discussion: IPLS with different math expectations
Scot Gould, Simon Mochrie, David Weaver

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Calculus-based introductory physics re-imagined (PPTX) - Mochrie
5:30pm - 6:15pm Free Time
6:15pm - 7:15pm Dinner
7:15pm - Poster Session/Take down posters

Sunday, March 16
Time Description
8:00am - 8:55am Breakouts: Formulating recommendations
9:00am - 10:00am Plenary: Course Transformation and Learning Goals II
Carl Wieman

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The intimate relationship between expertise, learning goals, pedagogy, and course transformation (PPTX) - Wieman
10:00am - 10:30am Refreshment break
10:30am - 11:30am Plenary: Pull together ideas
11:30 - noon Wrap-up