Dr. Joseph Kozminski

Professor, Chair, Physics

Credentials:
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
M.S., Michigan State University, 2001
B.S., University of Notre Dame, 2000

Expertise:
Comparative planetology, physics

Celebration of Scholarship Mentor:
Pneumatic Tuning of a Superconducting Harmonic Cavity
Graduate Student Project in Math & Science

Wireless Power Transmission
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Development of an Inexpensive SiPMBased Muon Detector
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Observations of Plasma Behavior Near Breakdown Voltage Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Examining Laboratory Notebook Practices in the Introductory Physics Lab Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Observation of Nonlinear Trends of Water Droplets in a Bench-top System
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Implementation of Cost Effective Laboratory Experimentation for the High School Level and Higher Education
Undergraduate Student Project in Education

Addressing Misconceptions of Wing Lift in the Aviation Curriculum
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Measurements of Spatial Acceptance and Angular Dependence of a Muon Telescope
Undergraduate Student Project in Math & Science

Synthesis and Characterization of a Wave-Shifting Plastic Scintillator
Graduate Student Project in Math & Science

The Use of Online Homework in Undergraduate Physics Courses at Lewis University: Does it Impact Student Success?
Graduate Student Project in Math & Science



Presentations:
Bunnell, K. J., Hiller, S. P., & Kozminski, J. F. (2018, April). Development of a project-based laboratory experiment to measure coefficient of restitution. Paper session presented at the Spring Meeting of the Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Chicago, IL.

Kozminski, J. F. (2017, July). Using climate data to teach statistics. Paper session presented at the 2017 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Covington, KY.

Kozminski, J. F. & Keleher, J. J. (2018, January). The STEM Connections Program at Lewis University. Poster session presented at the 2018 Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, San Diego, CA.

Zwartz, M. & Kozminski, J. F. (2018, January). Examining laboratory notebook practices in the introductory lab. Poster session presented at the 2018 Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, San Diego, CA

Kozminski, J. (2014, July). Developing design skills in the introductory lab. Oral Presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Kozminski, J. (2015, January). Writing throughout the physics curriculum. Oral Presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Kozminski, J. (2014, July). The work of the undergraduate curriculum taskforce. Invited Panel Presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

“Active Astronomy: Using Pluto’s Demotion to Introduce Students to Comparative Planetology” at the University of Chicago.

“Higgs Hunting: an Introduction to the Standard Model and the Search for the Remaining Piece” at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.

“Advanced Lab: A Training Ground for Responsible Scientists” at the AAPT/AAAS Joint Winter Meeting, February 2009.

“Making the Transition from Introductory to Upper-Lever Courses” and “College Labs and Curriculum.”

“Student Understanding of and Attitudes toward Pluto’s Reclassification” at the Joint AAPT/APS Winter Meeting in Washington DC, Feb 2010.

“What Makes a Good Advanced Lab Experiment?” at the Advanced Lab Topical Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, July 2009.

“Innovations in the Introductory Laboratories” session at the AAPT Summer Meeting, July 2009

Publications:
Kozminski, J., et al. (2014, November). AAPT Recommendations for the Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum. Retrieved from http://www.aapt.org/Resources/upload/LabGuidlinesDocument_EBendorsed_nov10.pdf.

Service:
President, Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Significant Funding:
Funding from Windy City Wire for a summer research project involving two undergraduate students.

National Science Foundation S-STEM Grant for STEM Connections Program. Co-PI’s J. Kozminski and J. Keleher.

Major Professional Honors:

“Homer L., Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT” American Association of Physics Teachers, July 2017

“CAS APT Distinguished Service Award”, Chicago Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Nov. 2017

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