STEM Week 2019 was jam packed with fun events for all ages!
Joanne M. O'Meara
Near the end of the each semester in his Classical Mythology (CLAS*2000) class, Professor John Walsh asks his students to nominate people on campus who have made a difference in their lives. He honours these 'legends' with a celebration in class; including prizes, photo ops and lots of cheering.
Joanne O’Meara consistently receives accolades from her students for her enthusiasm and passion for teaching, and for her ability to make physics accessible and engaging. Her pioneering work in using active-learning techniques in her classes and her willingness to explore and share new teaching ideas have revolutionized the teaching of Physics at Guelph and across Canada.
The Physics department has partnered with the Guelph Civic Museum to offer science activities to over 700 grade 6-8 students in honour of STEM week!
Check us out in the news:
School's Out, Museum's In! This PD Day at Guelph Civic Museum is Nuclear Science Day.
Lots of fun S.T.E.M.-themed activities for all ages, all day!
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Included with general admission, $5 per person. Children under four years are free. Family admission (up to 2 adults, 4 children) is $15.
On August 31st Professor and Associate Chair Joanne O'Meara was featured on CBC's Quirks & Quarks science question segment to explain that the Earth does gain weight as a result of meteor showers.
This past fall, University of Guelph Student Housing Services invited students residing in residence halls across campus (over 4500 students) to nominate their favourite Fall Semester professors.
Professor Joanne O'Meara was nominated by a significant number of students and is co-recipient of Fall 2017's "Residence Students' Favourite Fall Professor" distinction for positively impacting the academic experience at Guelph. Asked why they nominated Professor O'Meara as their favourite professor, one student wrote:
Congratulations to the Physics Club for their College Royal exhibit on the weekend – they were awarded a red ribbon for their efforts!
From left to right front row: William McMurchy, Kaitlin Williams, Stephanie Ruecker, Samantha Buck
Professor Joanne O'Meara has been selected as one of 20 international participants in this year's Science Communications residency program at The Banff Centre. This two-week program brings together professionals in both science and communications, and will give Professor O'Meara the opportunity to work with some of the world's leading science communicators e.g. Jay Ingram, Henry Kowalski (chief news editor at CTV news), John Rennie (editor in chief of Scientific American).
- Alexandros Gezerlis
- Carl E. Svensson
- Daniel Siegel
- De-Tong Jiang
- Dennis Mücher
- Elisabeth J. Nicol
- Eric Poisson
- Huan Yang
- Iain Campbell
- Joanne M. O'Meara
- John R. Dutcher
- Leonid Brown
- Liliana Caballero
- Martin Williams
- Michael Massa
- Paul Garrett
- Ralf Gellert
- Robert Wickham
- Stefan W. Kycia
- Vladimir Ladizhansky
- Xiaorong Qin