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Equity investigation of attitudinal shifts in introductory physics
This study explores the impact of University Modeling Instruction on student attitudes regarding science, with a focus on the impact of gender and ethnicity.

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March 26th History

1753: Benjamin Thompson (Lord Rumford), was born in Woburn, Massachusetts. He greatly influenced the scientific understanding of the nature of heat. In 1798, he proposed that heat was a form of motion.
Source: Physics Infomall.