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Internship presentation by Clay Burkholder on Friday, February 1, 2019

Feb 1, 2019

Presenter: Clay Burkholder
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Room: 205 Currens Hall

Physics Instruction at Hannibal-Lagrange University

This internship was in the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics at Hannibal-Lagrange University in Hannibal, Missouri. It involved three areas associated with the general physics instruction at the university. The first area was to re-establish the laboratory portion of the class, which had been mostly non-existent for several years. In this time period, a new science building had been constructed and the labs stocked with new equipment. At the time of this internship, most of the new physics lab equipment was still unopened in its original packaging. The second area was to attend lectures and observe the professor, as well as take opportunities to teach the class and receive critique from the professor. The third area was to teach the class after the professor's retirement. This portion involved having complete responsibility for the lecture and lab, administering homework and exams, and issuing final grades.