Glenn Horton-Smith

I’m a professor of physics at Kansas State University engaged in research in experimental particle physics and in teaching physics at multiple levels, from introductory physics for non-majors to advanced topics for graduate students.  My primary research focus is on neutrinos, which come in three types, are created in nuclear and other high-energy interactions, oscillate between types once created, and interact very weakly with matter. By learning more about neutrinos, we better can understand their role in the universe and use them as tools to study other phenomena. In teaching, my current interest is in improving how we teach problem solving to non-STEM majors in our General Physics course, escpecially in how we structure recitation sections. Changes over the past few years include emphasizing active and interactive learning with small groups solving context-rich problems in recitation. We hope to incorporate learning assistants into recitations in the future.