Summer Sessions

Summer 2023

Mechanics and NGSS: 

An Inquiry-Based Approach

This one-week in-person class/workshop will use hands-on activities that help engage Physics and Physical Science students so they meet and exceed the Next Generation Science Standards for Forces and Interactions.  Emphasis will be on Physics content knowledge, active learning techniques, and engineering design applications specific to the NGSS. 

The class can be taken for 2 graduate credits or for continuing education.

Presenters: Elaine Gwinn, Prof. Jolene Johnson, and others.

DATE: Monday through Friday,  June 26-30, 2023
TIME: 9 AM - 4 PM
LOCATION: UWRF, Centennial Science Hall Room 114

COST:  For 2 graduate credits:
                  WI resident: $1,031.25,  MN resident:  $1,472.75.
            For continuing education: $490.00, payable by check.

To let us know of your interest and to get information about how to register, please follow this link.


QUESTIONS about the workshops?
Contact: Lowell McCann
P: 715-425-4417


Instructions for registering for graduate credit:

   1) Apply to be a student online: There will not be an admissions fee, as long as you indicate that you are not seeking a degree. **See these instructions for details on the enrollment process.
   2)  After you receive your student account number ("Falcon Account"), register for the class (PHYS 789) using the eSIS system. Tutorials for using eSIS can be found at:
   3)  In eSIS you will also need to sign the Fee Payment Agreement. Instructions can be found in the eSIS tutorials linked in step 2 above.

Instructions for registering for continuing education:

Please send a check for $490 (payable to UWRF) to:
Lowell McCann
Physics Dept.
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022

On-campus housing:

Please see the instructions on this page.  (Scroll about half-way down to the "Apply for Summer Housing" section.  If you will take the course as continuing education, you would be in the "non-affiliated applicant" category.)

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Physics Department
127 Centennial Science Hall

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