Dr. Ronald A. Brown - Emeritus
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Theatre performance: "Young Frankenstein"
$15 ($7 for SUNY Oswego students), including parking in front of Culkin Hall and in lot E-18 east of Culkin. 312-2141. www.oswego.edu/arts
Location: Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall
Friday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Baseball Field
Friday, April 25, 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Men's Golf Spring Tournament
Location: Oswego, NY - Oswego Country Club
Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
1964: Ph.D in Physics, Purdue University
1961: M.S. in Physics, Purdue University
1959: B.S. in Physics, Drexel University
Professional Activities and Interests:
- Physics and Art
- History of Physics
- Native American Science
- The Physics of Toys
- Humor in Science
- Famous Women and Minority Scientists
- Science Teaching at the Elementary and Middle School Levels
- Science in Nature
- Development of Physics Experiments and Demonstrations on Various Levels, Including K-9 and College-Level
- Physics Curriculum and Laboratory Development for Elementary Education majors
- Science in Ancient Cultures (with Alok Kumar), Including Multicultural Contributions to Science
- Fall 1971 - Present: Professor (since 1995), Department of Physics, Oswego State University
- 1967-1971: Assistant Professor of Physics, Kent State University
- 1964-1967: Assistant Professor of Metallurgy and Ford Postdoctoral Fellow in Engineering, MIT
Awards: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1974
Membership in Learned Societies:
American Physical Society
American Association of Physics Teachers
National Science Teachers Association
Membership in Honorary Societies:
Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honorary Society)
Sigma Xi (National Science Honorary Society
Phi Kappa Phi (National Honorary Society)
- Kumar, Alok and Brown, Ronald A., "Teaching Science from a World-Cultural Point of View," Science as Culture, Volume 8, No. 3, September 1999, pp. 357-370.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Trekker offers Santa clones theory," Hartford (Connecticut) Courant, December 24, 1994.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Maximizing the Range of a Projectile," The Physics Teacher 30, September 1992, pp. 344-347.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Humanizing Physics Through Its History," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), 91(8), December 1991, pp. 357-361.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Burgess, Gary W., "Spectral Art - Photographing the Spectra of Gases Excited by High Voltage in an Electric Discharge Tube," Leonardo (Journal of the Intl. Soc. of Arts, Sciences and Technology), 23(1), 1990, pp. 139-141.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Button, Lise, "Women in Science," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), April, 1980, pp. 206-210.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Newton and the Egg," School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA), 77, 1977, pp. 213-214.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Figurative 'Polarized Light Paintings:' Static and Kinetic Types," Leonardo (Journal of the Intl., Soc. of Arts, Sciences and Technology), 10, 1977, pp.213-214, and related photograph facing page 226, centerfold.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Use of term papers/experimental projects in introductory physics courses for non-science majors," American Journal of Physics (AJP), 39, 802 (1971).
- Brown, Ronald A., "Famous Women Physicists," Quest '99, SUNY Oswego, April 21, 1999.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Physics Laboratory for Elementary Education Majors," American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 3-8, 1998.
- Brown, Ronald A., "The Native Americans Knew Their Physics," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 16-19, 1998.
- Kumar, Alok and Brown, Ronald A., "Teaching Science from a World-Cultural Point of View," a talk given at the Third International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference, University of Minnesota, October 29-November 2, 1995, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Brown, Ronald A. and Ranous, Paula, "Using an Electric Circuit Board for Motivating Middle School Students in Science," Quest '95, SUNY Oswego, April 19, 1995.
- Brown, Ronald A., A New Physics Laboratory for Elementary Education Majors at SUNY Oswego," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, March 23-26, 1995, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Brown, Ronald A., invited talk entitled "The Physics of Toys," American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) - Northeast Section, October 14-16, 1994, Penn State Ogontz Campus, Abington, Pennsylvania.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Galileo - Hero of Science," a talk given at the Conference on Freedom of Speech, NYCLU, SUNY Oswego, September 28, 1993.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Off-the-Wall-Physics: Oddball Science Demonstrations," National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, March 26-29, 1992, Boston, Massachusetts.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Curve-Fitting of Data from Light Refraction Experiments at the Time of Ptolemy," Quest '93, SUNY Oswego, April 12, 1989.
- Brown, Ronald A., "Physics Can Be Phun: Unusual Science Demonstrations,"National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Meeting, Seattle, Washington 1989.