ETOP 2023

Technical Program

Schedule

This is currently a DRAFT and will change in the short term.  We will have this locked by end of March.

Plenary Speakers

Carl Wieman

Carl Wieman received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 1977. He has held a joint appointment as Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University since 2013, and before that was at UBC and U. Colorado.

Wieman has done extensive experimental research in both atomic physics and science and engineering education at the university level.

He has received numerous awards for both, including the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 and the Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year award for education in 2004.

Wieman served as founding chair of the Board of Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences and was the founder of PhET, which provides online interactive simulations that are used 100 million times per year to learn science.

 

He served as Associate Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House from 2010-12.

 

Wieman directed the science education initiatives at the Universities of Colorado and British Columbia, which carried out large scale change in teaching methods across university science departments.

 

Wieman published a book on large scale change, “Improving How Universities Teach Science; Lessons from the Science Education Initiative.”

 

He is currently studying expertise and problem solving in science and engineering, and how this can be better measured and taught. He is also studying intro physics labs, including showing and explaining the ineffectiveness of traditional ones, and how intro labs can be improved. Most recently, he has been awarded the Yidan Prize for educational research.

Hilton Floor Plan

Sunday May 14

Time Description Location
TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD

Monday May 15

Time Description Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Outside Dunes II
CREOL AND VALENCIA TOUR
10:00 AM Depart Hilton for CREOL and Valencia CREOL, UCF
11:00 PM - 1:00 PM CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics Tour,
Lunch
CREOL, UCF
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM Tour Valencia College Optics Program Valencia College, West Campus
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free Time at Disney Springs Disney Springs
TOUR RETURNS TO HOTEL
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Reception Hilton Cocoa Beach, Tiki Bar and Terrrace

Tuesday May 16

Time Description Location
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Outside Dunes II
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM Symposium: How to teach "Quantum" in the Age of the Second Quantum Revolution (Organized by Svetlana G. Lukishova, the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester) Seahorse
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break Seagrapes
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Plenary Sea Oats
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Outside Seahorse
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break Seagrapes
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Reception and Poster Session

Wednesday May 17

Time Description Location
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Outside Dunes II
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break sponsored by MKS Newport Seagrapes
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Outside Seahorse
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Plenary - Dr. Carl Wieman Sea Oats
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break Seagrapes
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sea Oats

Thursday May 18

Time Description Location
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break Seagrapes
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions Breakout Rooms
Organizing Sponsors