Professional Development

of Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon

Including Talks, Papers, Meetings Attended And

Manufacturer Sponsored Computer Training Courses

Recent Activities (1997- )

56. P. E. Kaldon, “The State of the State of the Art: Lessons From Twenty Years of Computational Physics.” Invited undergraduate talk, Hope College, Department of Physics, 29 January 1997, Holland MI.

57. P. E. Kaldon, “The Periodic Table Revisited: Science of Symmetry and Relationships.” Invited undergraduate talk, Calvin College, Department of Physics, 25 February 1997, Grand Rapids MI.

58. 1997 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 17-21 March 1997, Kansas City MO. (Accompanied by the Hope College Physics 495 Special Topics in Condensed Matter class.)

59. Spring 1997 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, Delta College, 12 April 1997, Midland MI. P. E. Kaldon, “CAPA Revisited: Pros and Cons of a Computerized Homework System”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

60. 29th Central Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 27-29 May 1997, Midland MI. P. E. Kaldon, “Desktop Computational Chemistry in the Age of Windows 95”. Poster session, given by P. E. Kaldon.

61. P. E. Kaldon, “How Not To Give A Research Talk: Lessons From Twelve Years of Sitting in the Audience”. Invited undergraduate summer research talk, Hope College, Department of Physics, 4 June 1997, Holland MI.

62. P. E. Kaldon, “Reinventing Condensed Matter Physics From First Principles”. Invited undergraduate summer research talk, Hope College, Department of Physics, 9 July 1997, Holland MI.

63. P. E. Kaldon, “Ab Initio Electronic Structure Calculations of Boron Clusters: Building Toward alpha-Rhombohedral Boron”. Invited colloquium talk, Western Michigan University, Department of Physics, 29 September 1997, Kalamazoo MI.

64. Fall 1997 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 1 November 1997, Alma College, Alma MI. P. E. Kaldon, “Using Ab Initio Computational Methods in a Solid State Physics Course”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

65. Fall 1998 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 24 October 1998, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI. P. E. Kaldon, “A Titanic Final and Other Uses of Graphics”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

66. Spring 1999 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, St. Clair Community College, Port Huron MI, 27 March 1999. P. E. Kaldon, “Taking a Physics Trip: Bringing the Real World into the Physics Class”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon

67. WAC Conversations: The High School-College Connection – A Michigan Writing Across the Curriculum Conference, 22 May 1999, University of Michigan-Flint, Flint MI. P. E. Kaldon and D. Morrow, “Writing to Learn and Learning to Write for Science Literacy”. Contributed abstract by P. E. Kaldon.

68. Fall 1999 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 17 October 1999, Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City MI. P. E. Kaldon, “Physics Atrocities and Other Compromises With the Devil: Trying to Put the Science INTO a Science Fiction Novel”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

69. Spring 2000 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 1 April 2000, Wayne State University, Detroit MI.

70. Fall 2000 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 21 October 2000, Lansing Community College, Lansing MI

71. Spring 2001 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 1 April 2001, Delta University, University Center MI.

72. Fall 2001 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 20 October 2001, Michigan State University, Lansing MI P. E. Kaldon – Program Chair. P. E. Kaldon, “Jumping the Gap: Using DVD’s for Demos”. Contributed paper.

73. Spring 2002 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 6 April 2002, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI. P. E. Kaldon – Program Chair. P. E. Kaldon, “Final Fantasy: Mom, I Wanna Grow Up and Be a Physicist”. Contributed paper.

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1. P. E. Kaldon, "An Ab Initio Investigation of Some Two Electron Correlations in Neon". Paper delivered at the 1986 MTU Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, 10 May 1986, Houghton MI.

2. Training course on UNIX and the Celerity C-1230; Dale Dunlap, Celerity Computing Corporation. 23-27 June 1986, Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI.

3. P. E. Kaldon, "An Ab Initio Investigation of the K-alpha Spectra of Lithium in Lithium Chloride". Paper delivered at the 1987 MTU Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, and winner of the First Prize, 9 May 1987, Houghton MI.

4. Training course on the Parallel/Vector FPS T-Series Hypercube; Tom Bauer, Marty Christiansen, Jerry Dunlap, Floating Point Systems, Inc. 26-29 January 1988, Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI.

5. Training course on the Parallel/Vector Intel iPSC/2 Hypercube; Ray Asbury, Intel Scientific Computers, Inc. 2 February 1988, Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI.

6. P. E. Kaldon, "An Ab Initio Study of Decomposition of an Energetic Solid (NO2CH3) in the Presence of Charge Defects". Paper delivered at the 1988 MTU Sigma Xi Graduate Research Competition, 7 May 1988, Houghton MI.

7. P. E. Kaldon, "An Ab Initio Investigation of the K-alpha Spectra of Lithium in Lithium Halides (LiX)". M.S. Thesis, completed September 1988.

8. Training course on the Parallel/Vector S-2010 Concurrent Processor; Winnie Wen, Symult Systems, Inc. 28 February-3 March 1989, Michigan Tech University, Houghton MI.

9. 1989 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 20-24 March 1989, St. Louis MO.

10. P. E. Kaldon, "Ab Initio Studies of the Dissociation of an Energetic Solid (Nitromethane) in the Presence of Neighboring Charge Defects". Ph.D. dissertation, completed May 1989.

11. A. B. Kunz, P. E. Kaldon and R. Pandey, "Ab Initio Studies of the H-atom Abstraction in the Presence of Neighboring Charge Defects in Nitromethane". (Submitted to J. Chem. Phys.)

12. 1990 Joint Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society, 22-25 January 1990, Atlanta GA.

13. American Physical Society Tutorial on Quantum Molecular Dynamics, 11 March 1990, Anaheim CA.

14. 1990 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 12-16 March 1990, Anaheim CA. P. E. Kaldon, A. B. Kunz and R. Pandey, "Dissociation of an Energetic Solid (Nitromethane) in the Presence of Neighboring Charge Defects". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon. Abstract: Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 35 (3), p.449 (March 1990).

15. P. E. Kaldon, "Ab Initio Studies of Nitromethane Decomposition". Invited undergraduate talk, St. Vincent College, Physics Department, 19 March 1990, Latrobe PA.

16. 1990 Spring Meeting of the American Physical Society, 16-19 April 1990, Washington DC.

17. 22nd Central Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 6-9 June 1990, Saginaw MI.

18. 1991 Joint Meeting of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers, 21-24 January 1991, San Antonio TX. P. E. Kaldon, "Six Years of Summer Programs at Michigan Tech". Contributed paper, given by P. E. Kaldon. Abstract: AAPT Announcer, 20 (4), p. 84 (December 1990).

19. American Physical Society Tutorial on Space Groups, 17 March 1991, Cincinnati OH.

20. 1991 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 18-22 March 1991, Cincinnati OH.

21. 201st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 14-19 April 1991, Atlanta GA.

22. 1991 Spring Meeting of the American Physical Society, 22-25 April 1991, Washington DC. First APS Congressional Day, member Michigan delegation, 25 April 1991.

23. P. E. Kaldon, "Things That Go Boom In The Night: Simulations Of An Energetic Molecule". Invited undergraduate talk, Calvin College, Physics Department, 26 November 1991, Grand Rapids MI.

24. American Physical Society Tutorial on Electronic Structure in Oxides, 15 March 1992, Indianapolis IN.

25. 1992 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 16-20 March 1992, Indianapolis IN. P. E. Kaldon, "Rotational Energy Barrier of Nitromethane in the Presence of Nearby Charges". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon. Abstract: Bull. Am. Phys. Soc., 37 (1), p.51 (March 1992).

26. 24th Central Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society, 27-29 May 1992, Cincinnati OH.

27. 47th American Chemical Society Fall Scientific Meeting, 7 November 1992, Midland MI. P. E. Kaldon, "What to Use, What to Use?: Choosing Computer Science Labs and Demonstrations." Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

28. American Physical Society Tutorial on Fullerenes, 21 March 1993, Seattle WA.

29. American Physical Society Education Workshop "Teaching Physics to Pre-College Teachers and Introductory Physics Students: A Laboratory-Based Approach", 21 March 1993, Seattle WA.

30. 1993 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 22-26 March 1993, Seattle WA.

31. P. E. Kaldon, "Technology and the Environment: Where Science Fact Meets Science Fiction." Invited high school level talk, 1993 Summer Institute for the Arts and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 30 June 1993, Houghton MI.

32. Michigan Operation Physics: 1993 Summer Update Workshop, Western Michigan University, 12 July 1993, Kalamazoo MI.

33. Grand Valley State University Science and Mathematics Division Research/Teaching Effectiveness Colloquium, 6 January 1994, Allendale MI. P. E. Kaldon, "Developing a Science Literacy Reading List." Contributed paper, given by P. E. Kaldon.

34. American Physical Society Education Workshops "A New Approach to Introductory Electricity & Magnetism" and "Understanding and Teaching the Thinking Skills Needed for Physics", 20 March 1994, Pittsburgh PA.

35. 1994 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 21-25 March 1994, Pittsburgh PA.

36. Spring 1994 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 9 April 1994, Kalamazoo MI.

37. Summer 1994 Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, 8-13 August 1994, South Bend IN. P. E. Kaldon, "Reading Beyond The Physics Textbook: A Science Literacy Book Report". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon. Abstract: AAPT Announcer, 24 (2), p.71 (July 1994).

38. Fall 1994 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 29 October 1994, Dearborn MI. P. E. Kaldon, "Science Literacy: Fact, Fiction and a Book Report". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

39. American Association of Physics Teachers Education Workshops "Making Physics Accessible to Heterogeneously Grouped Physics Classes" and "Physical Science Instruction for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers (PSI-PET): A Model Course", 14-15 January 1995, Orlando FL.

40. Winter 1995 Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, 16-19 January 1995, Orlando FL.

41. DCI Software World Expo, 1-2 March 1995, Chicago IL.

42. American Physical Society Tutorials on "Introduction to Data Parallel Computing" (FORTRAN 90/HPF) and "Computer Simulations With Mathematica: Explorations in the Physical and Biological Sciences", 19 March 1995, San Jose CA.

43. 1995 March Meeting of the American Physical Society, 20-24 March 1995, San Jose CA. P. E. Kaldon, "Simple Things: Electronic Structure Calculations of H2, Li2 and He2". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

44. Spring 1995 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 8 April 1995, Bloomfield Hills MI. P. E. Kaldon, "What Students Are Saying About NEWTON: Science Education Materials on the Internet From Argonne National Labs". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

45. Fall 1995 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 28 October 1995, Lansing MI. P. E. Kaldon, "DISASTER! A Comparative Science Literacy Library Assignment". Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

46. 1996 National Association of Research in Science Teaching Annual Meeting, 31 March - 3 April 1996, St. Louis MO.

47. Spring 1996 Meeting of the Michigan Chapter American Association of Physics Teachers, 13 April 1996, Rockford MI. P. E. Kaldon, “Science and Cultural Literacy in the Classroom: Hirsch, Trefil... and Luann?”. Contributed paper, delivered by P. E. Kaldon.

48. P. E. Kaldon, "How Average is Your Speed?”. Invited talk, Saint Louis College of Pharmacy, Division of Arts and Sciences, 26 April 1996, St. Louis MO.

49. 1996 Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP), 18 May 1996, Ann Arbor MI. Special Session on Bose-Einstein Condensation.

50. P. E. Kaldon, “Science Literacy for Whom? Plugging Into The Real World.” Invited undergraduate talk, Hope College, Department of Physics, 16 July 1996, Holland MI.

51. Fall 1996 Hope College Teaching Enhancement Workshop, 15-20 August, 18 September, 22 October, 20 November 1996, and February, March and April 1997, Holland MI.

52. Fall 1996 Hope College Symposium on Classic Texts “Thomas Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, 20-21 September 1996, Holland MI.

53. P. E. Kaldon, “The Periodic Table Revisited: Electron, Atom, Molecule, Crystal and Beyond.” Invited undergraduate talk, Hope College, Department of Physics, 12 October 1996, Holland MI.

54. 1996 Hope College Science Day, 24 October 1996, Holland MI. P. E. Kaldon, “How Average is Your Speed? From Continents to Cars to the Cosmos.” Presentation to high school students.

55. PEW Colleges Workshop on Concept Tests in Physics, 22-24 November 1996, Chicago IL.

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