Physics instruction at Cal Poly is conducted in a variety of formats by skilled professionals who focus on building an inclusive and welcoming learning community so that all students achieve proficiency. Learn by Doing is a guiding principle that permeates the physics curriculum. A major emphasis on laboratory investigations, especially at the upper division, complements students' theoretical and computational grounding. At the lower division level, several sections of courses are taught in a studio environment using materials developed on the basis of research on the learning and teaching of physics.
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Senior Projects from 2009
Constructing a Magneto-Optical Trap for Cold Atom Trapping, Eric S. Muckley
Contributing Efforts in the Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay, Laura Christine Sparks
The Greenhouse Effect: Common Misconceptions and Effective Instruction, Trevor W. Strickland
Senior Projects from 2006
Achieving Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Developing Countries, Pavel Ponomarev