Andrew Duffy

Andrew Duffy

Lecturer (Master Lecturer)
Office: PRB, Room 353. 617-353-9089

Office Hours: Mondays, 12 PM - 1 PM; Wednesdays, 11 AM - 12 PM; Fridays, 3 PM - 4 PM. In SCI 121.


Research Interests:

Since 2004, I have been collaborating with Peter Garik of the School of Education and Arthur Eisenkraft of UMass-Boston on Project ITOP (Improving the Teaching of Physics). This is a state-funded project aimed at improving the content knowledge, and the pedagogical content knowledge, of local high school physics teachers. We offer a two year program consisting of ten graduate-level two-credit courses, starting with introductory physics and proceeding all the way through to quantum physics, special relativity, and computer modeling. Since 2007, I have also been working on the Immersion in Science project, which involves elementary and middle-school teachers coming to Boston University for an immersive experience in science during the summer. The aim is for the teachers to become more familiar with science content, as well as to make them feel more comfortable doing science in their own classrooms.


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