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Improving Science Education Next Topic In UTD Seminar Series for Life-Long Learner

(Jan. 12, 2005) The University of Texas at Dallas’ 2004-2005 Seminar Series for Life-Long Learners will continue on Monday evening, Jan. 24, with a presentation by UTD faculty member Dr. Homer A. Montgomery on “Improving Education in Science Five Minutes at a Time.”

Montgomery, a paleontologist, will detail how five-minute classroom sessions, utilizing everyday objects found in the home or a hardware store, can grab students’ attention and improve scores on exams. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the School of Management Building, Room 1.118.

Montgomery’s lecture is the third in a series of five talks by members of the UTD faculty on subjects in the fields of science and mathematics; the first two were held last fall . The sessions are aimed at classroom teachers and other educators, young adults and parents and grandparents of students, as well as other interested parties. The remaining seminars in the series are:  

  • Feb. 28, “Scale in the Solar System.” Dr. Mary L. Urquhart, a planetary scientist, will describe hands-on activities to aid in understanding scale in the solar system, including the creation of a 1-to-10-billion scale model of the planets and sun using everyday materials.
  • April 11, “Science, from Nobel to Neighborhoods.” Nobel laureate and visiting UTD professor Dr. Russell Hulse will explain how the experience of winning the Nobel Prize led him to a new focus on bringing the excitement and adventure of science to new generations of students and adults through community-based science education.

Those seminars will begin at 6 p.m. in the Conference Center, Room 1.112. For additional information, please call 972-883-2496.

News Contact: Steve McGregor, UTD, (972) 883-2293, smcgreg@utdallas.edu

  • Updated: December 19, 2007