2008-2009 Seminar Series

The Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Statements

Prof. Andrea Armani, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science University of Southern California 
Currently a professor of chemical engineering at USC and previously a graduate of Caltech out of the Vahala research group, Professor Andrea Armani will discuss how to write a teaching statement that will land you a professorship. Come early for refreshments. 
Wednesday, May 13, 2009: 5:30 PM. Beckman Institute Auditorium

"Teaching a class? Just stay CALM . . ."

Dr. Michael A. Vicic, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering 
Currently a lecturer in chemical engineering at Caltech, Dr. Michael Vicic will discuss CALM - the four critical components of course preparation. Come early for refreshments. 
Wednesday, April 15, 2009: 5:30 PM. Beckman Institute Auditorium 

To Learn, Understand, and Teach, Isn't That a Pleasure?

Prof. Zhen-Gang Wang, 2008 Feynman Prize Recipient
Well known for his traditional chalkboard style lectures in statistical thermodynamics and polymer physics, Professor Zhen-Gang Wang will talk about his own educational experience and discuss his teaching habits and motivations. Currently a professor of chemical engineering at Caltech, the 2008 Feynman Award winner has been recognized for communicating challenging subject matter using conventional pedagogy. Come early for refreshments. 
Tuesday, January 13, 2009: 5:15 PM. Beckman Institute Auditorium

Lessons in Problem Set Design

Dr. Robyn Dunbar and Dr. Michele Marincovich, Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning 
Dr. Dunbar and Dr. Marincovich will discuss how to develop problem sets to stimulate and challenge students. Lunch is provided for the first 30 participants. 
Friday, October 3, 2008: 12 - 1 PM. Dabney Lounge

Teaching Interest Session and BBQ

Sponsored by the GSC, CPET, CCC, and Caltech Y Rise 
Are you interested in teaching? Kick off the quarter with BBQ hosted by various teaching groups on campus. Learn about the many ways you can build your skills as a teacher, participate in community outreach, and promote good teaching at Caltech.
Thursday, October 2, 2008: 5:30 PM. Central Catalina Rec Room