The Paradigms in Physics project has been awarded 2 new NSF grants, one entitled "Second-Generation Dissemination Strategies" ($298,948), the other "Representations in Quantum Mechanics" ($299,282). Co-PIs on both grants are Corinne Manogue (the project leader), Liz Gire, and David Roundy, all in Physics, and Tevian Dray in Math. The first grant will fund a major upgrade to the project's several websites, including an online textbook and other materlals for second-year calculus; the second studies the use of multiple representations in quantum mechanics, including linear algebra. The Paradigms project began with the complete redesign of the upper-division physics major, and has evolved to study student learning of both mathematics and physics; it has now been continuously funded by NSF for 23+ years. Further information is available at http://physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki, http://math.oregonstate.edu/bridge, and http://math.oregonstate.edu/BridgeBook.

Friday, September 21, 2018