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Dr. Marilyn Rands

Dr. Marilyn Rands
Associate Professor of Physics

Natural Sciences

NATSCI S235
mrands@ltu.edu
248.204.3546 p
248.204.3518 f

Background + Expertise


Education


Candidate for Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan


M.S., Physics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 
Completed additional 45 hours graduate credit in Physics.


B.S., Indiana State Teachers College, Terre Haute, Indiana
Majors in physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
Completed requirements for teaching certification (K-12 All subjects)


Honors, Award, and Memberships


Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Educator, 2000


Board Member of Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Associations, 2000 - present, member since 1980


Michigan Science Teachers Association


National Science Teachers Association


American Association of Physics Teachers, national and Michigan memberships


National Association for Research in Science Teaching


Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


Michigan Science Education Leaders Association


National Science Education Leaders Association


National Middle Level Science Teachers Association


Publication


Gem Mining - An activity for mineral identification and fun, MDSTA Winter Newsletter, 2009


Epsom Salt Crystals, an activity for igneous rock formation, MDSTA Spring newsletter, 2008         


Fun and Games or Science MSTA Newsletter, Fall, 2007


 


Scholarly Activities (includes, grant, conference presentations, etc.)


Challenge, Teach an Inquiry-based Science for Teachers Online, National Science Teachers Association National Convention,   April, 2012


Have presented papers at national meetings of



  • American Association of Physics Teachers

  • National Science Teachers Association

  • Association of Education of Teachers of Science

  • National Association of Research in Science Teaching

  • Michigan Science Teachers Association

  • Metropolitan Detroit Science Teachers Association


 


Courses Taught


College Physics 1 and 2; College Physics 1 and 2 Laboratories; University Physics 1 and 2; University Physics 1 and 2 Laboratories: Geology; Geosphere; Nuclear Physics; Forces, Motion and Energy;  Waves, Electricity, and Magnetism; Contemporary Physics Laboratory.

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