On this episode of “Mustang Physics,” we discuss secret planes and the importance of good mentors. We also welcome our special guest, Prof. Michael Schatz (Georgia Institute of Technology), who spoke with us about physics education and efforts to alter the way physics is taught. “Mustang Physics” is your gateway into the world of physics and the lives and thoughts of physicists.
Professor Stephen Sekula
Prof. Michael Schatz (Georgia Institute of Technology)
(Photo courtesy of Michael Schatz)
Hosts: Professor Stephen Sekula and SMU undergraduate Matthew Rispoli.
Prof. Michael Schatz is a Professor of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He spoke with us on December 7, 2010, about the importance of an education in physics and efforts at Georgia Tech to change the way physics is taught at the introductory level. In this first part of a two-part series, we discuss the challenges of this new approach and the novel experiences that are given to students in the introductory physics courses at Georgia Tech.