Monthly Archives: November 2009


NASA MPOWIR Speaker SeriesJPL visit November 10-11, 2009Stephanie Downes, Princeton University I was recently fortunate to receive the opportunity to speak at JPL/NASA in Pasadena, California, hosted by the Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction group supervisor, Dr. Victor Zlotnicki. I visited the site … Continue reading

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Active Teaching Techniques

Robert J. Feller and Christine R. Lotter discuss several “tried and true” classroom and laboratory teaching strategies that promote better learning, attention, engagement, and curiosity in students. The strategies are designed to promote the use of student-centered learning rather than … Continue reading

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The MPOWIR Book Club

The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies by Scott E. Page Rather than ponder moral questions like, 'Why can't we all get along?' Dr. Page asks practical ones like, 'How can we all … Continue reading

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