Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Prabhakar Misra - Howard University
Co-Author(s): Demetrius Venable, Howard University, Washington, DC Belay Demoz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD Gregory Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University, Old Main, State College, PA
The targeted enhancement of the undergraduate program in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Howard University has been accomplished via successful implementation of the following major initiatives: (1) conversion of the existing General Astronomy course into a hybrid online/laboratory class; (2) significant upgrading of the planetarium and telescope astronomical observatory; (3) successful implementation of an Atmospheric Science minor; and (4) recruitment/scholarship and peer support/tutorial program for physics majors.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): Financial support from the National Science Foundation award #1238383 is gratefully acknowledged.
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,