Charles Winrich

  • Assistant Professor
  • Science Director
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 2019

    • NST 1030 ELECTRONICS
    • SCN 3620 NATURAL DISASTERS
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • NST 1030 ELECTRONICS
    • SCN 3620 NATURAL DISASTERS
    • SCN 3622 REBUILDING FROM DISASTER

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. Vol: 24, Issue: 4, Page: 387-408. Springer Netherlands. link
  • Laprise, S., Winrich, C.D. (2010). The Impact of Science Fiction Films on Student Interest in Science . Journal of College Science Teaching. Vol: 40, Issue: 2, Page: 45-49. National Science Teachers Association.
  • Winrich, C.D. (2008). Business Students Should Learn More About Science . Chronicle of Higher Education.

Books

  • Winrich, C.D., Rodgers, V.L., Maclean, M.G., Blodgett, D.M., Schaefer, J. (2015). Science education as entrepreneurial thought and action methodology: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Emerald.

Cases and Teaching Notes

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

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: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Issue: 1, Page: 85-98. 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.

Other

  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M. (2016). Demographic Opportunity. America Economia.
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015). Que Fazer - Portuguese. O Diablo.
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015). Mantener e atraer os quadros - Portugal. O Diablo.
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015). Europa: o deslizar opulento para a velhice. O Diablo.
  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D., Lapham, M.F. (2015). Transformar Lixo Verde em Energia - Portuguese. O Diablo.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Edmunds, J.C., Winrich, C.D. (2017). A Negroponte Shift in the Electric Power Sector: Babson Insight. link

Presentations

  • Entrepreneurship and Natural Science Winrich, C. Echar Pa'Lante, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2018)
  • Integrating Conceptual History with Physics Content Winrich, C. Garik, P. Benetreau-Dupin, Y. Duffy, A. Garbayo, L. Jariwala, M. Gross, N. American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting , Washington DC (2018)
  • Thermodynamics and Barbeque Winrich, C. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting 2018, San Diego CA (2018)
  • Arduinos as a Vehicle to Teach Circuits Winrich, C. Wetter, J. Reeves, S. American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting, Sacramento CA (2016)
  • Electronics for Business Students Winrich, C. American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting, New Orleans (2016)
  • Nobel Prizes as Motivators for Physics Students Winrich, C. 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. American Association of Physics Teachers 2014 Winter Meeting, Orlando, FL (2014)
  • The Impact of Conceptual History on Teachers’ PCK Winrich, C. 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. 2013 NARST Annual International Conference, Rio Grande, PR (2013)
  • Improving Physics Lessons: Teach Conceptual History of Physics in the Classroom Winrich, C. National Science Teachers Association , (2012)
  • The Impact of an Immersion Course on In-Service k-8 Teachers Winrich, C. Joint Conference of the International History, Philosophy, and Science, (2012)
  • Teaching Teachers the Conceptual History of Physics Winrich, C. 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. Research in Science Teaching, (2011)
  • Mixing Students Across Disciplines in Cap-Stone Project Rodgers, V. Winrich, C. McKenna, L. 59th National Science Teacher Association , San Francisco (2011)
  • Transforming Laboratory Experiments using Sensor Technology Rodgers, V. Winrich, C. Lapise , S. 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. 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. 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. 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. Proceedings of the 203rd meeting of the AAS, (2004)
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