Charles Winrich

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Math & Science
781-239-5583

Bio

Dr. Winrich teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced science courses at the undergraduate level, focusing primarily on the application of physical principles to understanding technology and environmental hazards. He has taught at Iowa State University and Union College, where he also managed the observatory. He managed the planetarium at the Schenectady Museum, where he developed new content for the public and school programs. He has also been active in science teacher development programs, and informal science education. Dr. Winrich’s research interests revolve around the use of the history and philosophy of science as a tool for understanding science. He has co-authored papers for the Journal of College Science Teaching, and the Conference Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2011, and 2013.

Academic Degrees

  • EDD, Boston University
  • MS, Iowa State University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin

Academic Interests

Astrophysics; Physics Education; Science

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • SCN 3620: NATURAL DISASTERS
  • SCN 3622: REBUILDING FROM DISASTER

Degree Courses 2015-2016

  • NST 1020: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Garik, P., Garbayo, L., Benetreau-Dupin, Y., Winrich, C.D., Duffy, A., Gross, N., Jariwala, M. (2015). Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers. Science & Education, 24(4), 387-408. link
  • Laprise, S., Winrich, C.D. (2010). The Impact of Science Fiction Films on Student Interest in Science . Journal of College Science Teaching, 40(2), 45-49.
  • Winrich, C.D. (2008). Business Students Should Learn More About Science . Chronicle of Higher Education

Articles

  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D. (2017, August) A Negroponte Shift in the Electric Power Sector. Babson Insight. link
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 27) Que Fazer - Portuguese.: O Diablo
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 13) Mantener e atraer os quadros - Portugal.: O Diablo
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 6) Europa: o deslizar opulento para a velhice.: O Diablo
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015, May 5) Transformar Lixo Verde em Energia - Portuguese.: O Diablo

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Winrich, C.D. (2016). Planning a Service-Learning Trip.

Book Chapters

  • Hanna, R.C., Winrich, C.D. (2015). What’s so wrong with student subjects? A brief guide to the ins and outs of using student subjects in research. In Victoria L. Crittenden, Kathryn Esper, Nathaniel Karst, Rosa Slegers (Ed.), Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Bingly: Emerald link

Reports

  • Duffy, A., Faux, R., Garik, P., Winrich, C.D. (2006). Annual report for the project Improving the Quality of Teachers of Physics

Conference Proceedings

  • Winrich, C.D., Garik, P., Garbayo, L., Benetreau-Dupin, Y., Duffy, A., Gross, N., Jariwala, M. (2013). Physics Teacher Use of the History of Science. Proceedings of the 2013 Annual International Conference of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching,
  • Winrich, C.D., Garik, P., Duffy, A., Gross, N., Jariwala, M. (2013). The Impact of Conceptual History on Teachers’ PCK. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial Conference of the International History and Philosophy in Science Teaching Group,
  • Winrich, C.D. (2012). The Impact of an Immersion Course on In-service k-8 Teachers Implementation of Reformed Teaching Practices . NARST Annual International Conference,
  • Winrich, C.D. (2011). Teaching Teachers the Conceptual History of Physics. Joint Conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science Teaching Group,
  • Winrich, C.D. (2011). Using Physics Education Research Literature in Teacher Development . NARST Annual International Conference,
  • Winrich, C.D. (2010). Content Self-Efficacy and the Nature of Science Gains from Immersive Courses. NARST Annual International Conference,
  • Winrich, C.D. (2008). The Impact of Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics as a Sequence of Models on the Understanding of the Nature of Science by Physics Teachers. NARST Annual International Conference,

Monographs

  • Winrich, C.D., Rodgers, V.L., Maclean, M.G., Blodgett, D.M., Schaefer, J. (2015). Science education as entrepreneurial thought and action methodology. Emerald.

Others

  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M. (2016). Demographic Opportunity: America Economia

Presentations

  • Arduinos as a Vehicle to Teach Circuits
    Winrich, C., Wetter, J., Reeves, S. Arduinos as a Vehicle to Teach Circuits American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Sacramento CA (2016)
  • Electronics for Business Students
    Winrich, C. Electronics for Business Students American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, New Orleans (2016)
  • Nobel Prizes as Motivators for Physics Students
    Winrich, C. Nobel Prizes as Motivators for Physics Students American Association of Physics Teachers 2015 Winter Meeting, San Diego CA (2015)
  • Teaching Physics with Conceptual History
    Winrich, C., Duffy, A., Garik, P., Gross, N., Jariwala, M. Teaching Physics with Conceptual History American Association of Physics Teachers 2014 Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL (2014)
  • The Impact of Conceptual History on Teachers’ PCK
    Winrich, C. The Impact of Conceptual History on Teachers’ PCK 12th Biennial Conference of the International History and Philosophy in Science Teaching Group, Pittsburgh, PA (2013)
  • Physics Teacher Use of the History of Science
    Winrich, C. Physics Teacher Use of the History of Science 2013 NARST Annual International Conference, Rio Grande, PR (2013)
  • Improving Physics Lessons: Teach Conceptual History of Physics in the Classroom
    Winrich, C. Improving Physics Lessons: Teach Conceptual History of Physics in the Classroom National Science Teachers Association (2012)
  • The Impact of an Immersion Course on In-Service k-8 Teachers
    Winrich, C. The Impact of an Immersion Course on In-Service k-8 Teachers Joint Conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science(2012)
  • Teaching Teachers the Conceptual History of Physics
    Winrich, C. Teaching Teachers the Conceptual History of Physics Joint Conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science(2011)
  • Impact of an Immersion Course on K-8 Inservice Teachers' Understanding of Implementing Reformed Teaching Practices
    Winrich, C. Impact of an Immersion Course on K-8 Inservice Teachers' Understanding of Implementing Reformed Teaching Practices Research in Science Teaching(2011)
  • Mixing Students Across Disciplines in Cap-Stone Project
    Rodgers, V., Winrich, C., McKenna, L. Mixing Students Across Disciplines in Cap-Stone Project 59th National Science Teacher Association , San Francisco (2011)
  • Transforming Laboratory Experiments using Sensor Technology
    Rodgers, V., Winrich, C., Lapise , S. Transforming Laboratory Experiments using Sensor Technology 59th National Science Teacher Association , San Francisco (2011)
  • Using Innovation to Develop an Understanding and Appreciation of Science, Technology, and Societal Needs
    Rodgers, V., Winrich, C. Using Innovation to Develop an Understanding and Appreciation of Science, Technology, and Societal Needs 58th National Science Teacher Association Conference , Philadelphia PA (2010)
  • Science and Society: Exploring the Interaction Between Technology and Humanity
    Rodgers, V., Winrich, C., Philips, J., Holt, S. Science and Society: Exploring the Interaction Between Technology and Humanity 57th National Science Teachers Association , New Orleans, LA (2009)
  • Improving the teaching of physics: Professional development for teachers changing content fields
    Duffy, A., Eisenkraft, A., Faux, R., Garbayo, L., Garik, P., Sikorski, T., Voroshilov, V., Winrich, C. Improving the teaching of physics: Professional development for teachers changing content fields Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching(2007)
  • Measurement of the Temperature Changes in PG0122+200 over its 400-second Pulsation Period
    Winrich, C., O'Brien, M. Measurement of the Temperature Changes in PG0122+200 over its 400-second Pulsation Period Proceedings of the 203rd meeting of the AAS(2004)