10th Annual Dowling College Practical Research Symposium



Mentors and Leaders in Education


Dowling College BROOKHAVEN CAMPUS Room 201 B – 1300 William Floyd Pwy, Shirley NY 11967

Symposium: 8.30 AM- 1:00 PM

Workshop 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Keynote: Dr. David E. Pritchard, mentor of three Nobel prizewinners

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pritchard_davidDavid E. Pritchard

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics


DAVID E. PRITCHARD attended Caltech (B.S. 1962) and Harvard (PhD 1968), and has been with Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1968. He is Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT.  His research accomplishments span modern atomic physics, including laser spectroscopy, atom-atom and atom-molecule collisions, atomic line broadening, van der Waals molecules, atom optics, atom trapping, precision mass measurement, atom interferometry both without and with Bose Einstein Condensates, and condensed matter physics using ultra-cold bosons and fermions.  His group invented the MOT, a laser trap for cold atoms, as well as the Ioffe-Pritchard trap, both workhorses in the study ultra-cold atoms and molecules.  He is a member of the National Academy of Science, and a fellow of the American Academy for Arts and Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America.  He won the Broida Prize and the Schawlow prize from APS, the Max Born Award from OSA, and the IUPAP Senior Scientist Medal in Fundamental Metrology.  With Dan Kleppner, he built the current Atomic Physics group at MIT, which is ranked tied for 1st in the nation.  He is an extraordinary mentor, having received two mentoring awards from MIT and mentored four winners of national thesis awards and three Nobel prizewinners (one of whom gave Dr. Pritchard his gold Nobel Prize medal).

With his son, he developed cybertutor.mit.edu, then founded Effective Educational Technologies which developed myCyberTutor.com – now sold by Pearson Education as MasteringPhysics.com, MasteringChemistry.com, etc. and used by over 2M students annuallyHe was the first Major Coordinator in the MIT Physics Department, and won a Dean’s Teaching and Advising Award and the Earll M. Murman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising at MIT (2010).

His education research group has developed a new pedagogy for teaching problem solving and an integrated online environment for learning introductory physics – see http://RELATE.MIT.edu.  His group has published the only evidence of learning in MOOCs (in latest Int Review Research on Online and Distance Learning).

= Conference Goals =

The mission of Dowling College’s Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Technology is to develop leaders for social agencies. Participants in this conference represent business, health care, education, and related fields.

Our Annual Conference seeks to provide some answers and explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of learning, teaching, and training in social agencies. Our goal is to offer a worldwide connection among educators, students, researchers and practitioners from a wide range of academic fields, who are interested in exploring and contributing to our understanding of leadership of social agencies in a globalized world.

= Themes of Interest =


Instructional Leadership

Navigating in Higher Education

21st Century k-12  Educational Trends

Mentorship and Research Oriented Tech Companies that Innovate on Long Island

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