2006-2007 Seminar Series

Project-Based Teaching: CS/EE/ME 75 and the DARPA Grand Challenge

Prof. Richard Murray (CDS)
Professor Murray is the 2006 Feynman Prize winner, Caltech's highest teaching honor. He will be discussing teaching outside the classroom through project-based learning and how he turned the DARPA Grand Challenge competition into a hands-on teaching opportunity.
Thursday, January 18, 2007: 5 PM, Come early for refreshments. 101 Guggenheim (Lees-Kubota lecture hall)

New Faculty Members Panel Discussion
Profs. Christina Smolke (ChE), John Dabiri (AE/BE), and Gil Refael (Physics)
How do new professors balance teaching duties with their research as they start academic careers? Come hear new faculty members discuss their experiences teaching at Caltech. Please bring any questions you may have for the panelists. 

Tuesday, February 20, 2007: 5:15 PM, Come early for refreshments. 101 Guggenheim (Lees-Kubota lecture hall)

Teaching Opportunities for Current Students: Becoming an AdjunctProfessor

Representatives from Occidental College, Pasadena City College, and Art Center College of Design will talk about how current graduate students and postdocs can become adjunct faculty members. This discussion will be an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in getting additional teaching experience.
Tuesday, March 6, 2007: 2 PM. Location TBA

Time Management: Balancing Teaching and Research

Health Educator, Jane Curtis, and Maggie Ateia from the Counseling Center will lead a workshop on balancing teaching responsibilities with research and other commitments. 
March 26, 2007: Noon. Location TBA

A Discussion on Teaching with President Jean-Lou Chameau

New President Jean-Lou Chameau explains how effective teaching is essential at a premier research institution. Bring questions to your new President at this Q&A forum!
Tuesday, April 10, 2007: 5 PM, Come early for refreshments. Beckman Institute Auditorium