A Community of Engaged Learners
Imagine being at a university where a professor is willing to rent out a hockey rink to help a student understand a physics concept? Imagine that same professor traveling 700 miles in a snowstorm to deliver a book, and then imagine the willingness of that professor to help as many students around the world as possible understand the concept of a tensor via a YouTube video that already boasts more than 50,000 views.
About The Project
Always looking for new ways to engage students in the active learning process, Fleisch recently created a first-of-its-kind astronomy lab at Wittenberg, one where students take the lead in sending a weather balloon into space. To make the lab student-centered, Fleisch separated the students into three teams -- electronics, payload calculations and geotracking. To their efforts, Fleisch added his own expertise and collaborative spirit, and the project is now turning the final frontier into a final grade that will impress employers and graduate schools alike.
- Department of Physics
- Ohio Professor of the Year
- Academics at Wittenberg
- Student-Centered Facilities
Additional Story: National and international experts in their fields, Wittenberg's faculty members, many of whom have earned prestigious Fulbright Awards, strive to be the best as as they challenge students in creative and compelling ways. Learn more.