Physics, teaching strategies, Poe on tap for fall lecture series

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Penn State Lehigh Valley will host diverse speakers on three occasions this fall as part of its annual Faculty Invitational Lecture Series. Topics include observations from an ion composition experiment, globalizing teaching strategies and a performance event on Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart.” All events are free and open to the public.

He-Ions: Two years of observations from NJIT's Radiation Belt Storm Probe Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE) on the NASA Van Allan Probes

Andrew Gerrard, professor of physics, New Jersey Institute of Technology, will speak at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4, in Room 302.

The Radiation Belt Storm Probe Ion Composition Experiment (RBSPICE) instrument aboard the Van Allan Probes makes unique measurements of, among other ring current species, He-ions in the 65-keV to 520-keV) energy range in Earth's inner magnetosphere.  In this talk he examines the spatial and temporal variability of such He-ions over the past two years. 

Panel and Workshop – From Germany to Pennsylvania: Globalizing Teaching Strategies to Organize Informal Learning Environments Inside and Outside the Classroom

Martin Lindner, professor of biology/geography-education, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany; at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 11, in Room 306.

This workshop will give opportunities to learn about the organization, evaluation, and further development of informal learning situations in science education. All participants need a computer. Computers will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis (24 available; personal laptops are welcome).

Edgar Allen Poe "The Tell Tale Heart"

Joshua Neth, artistic director of Allentown Public Theater, 12:15 p.m. Dec. 9, at a location to be announced.

This is a performance-based event that compliments classroom curricula and academic research conducted by Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty. Neth is the artistic director for the Allentown Public Theatre and also directs the improv comedy troupe, The Associated Mess. He studied acting and directing at Northern Kentucky University.

The Faculty Lecture Series is supported by the student activity fee in cooperation with Alumni and Corporate Relations, Teaching International, and the Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015