Jatila van der Veen

Jatila van der Veen
Contact Information
Organization:Planck Mission, JPL
Phone Number: 805-893-8418 (lab)
Social Media:
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Skype name: jatila.vanderveen

Ph.D.: Education, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California Santa Barbara

MA, M.Phil.: Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

BA: Geology, Barnard College, Columbia University, with honors

See http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~jatila for more information

Professional Information
Primary Forum:Astrophysics
My SMD Projects:

Education project manager, Planck Mission, NASA collaborators

See http://planck.caltech.edu/epo

PI for: Planck Mission in Virtual Reality; Music of the Cosmos - visualization and sonification of the Cosmic Microwave Background; Planck Presents! - interative museum display; Symmetry and Aesthetics in Contemporary Physics - arts-based physics curriculum for undergraduates.

Other research: arts-based teaching strategies for physics education


Education Meetings and Conferences I Usually Attend Annually:
My Professional Societies:

American Educational Research Association

My Publications (journals, blogs, products):

van der Veen, J., (2013). Symmetry as a thematic approach to physics education, in Symmetry: Culture and Science Vol. 24, Nos. 1-4, 463-484, 2013

van der Veen, J., (2013). Student-generated Representations of Special and General Relativity in an Interdisciplinary College Course. Invited paper, AERA Symposium Drawing scientific ideas: Student-generated representations as means of sense-making, communicating ideas, and meta-representational competence, April, 2013.

van der Veen, J., Moreland, J., & McGee, R. (2012). The Planck Visualization Project: Immersive and Interactive Software for Astronomy and Cosmology Education, in International Dynamic, Explorative and Active Learning Conference Proceedings

van der Veen, J. (2012). Draw your physics homework? Art as a path to understanding in Physics Teaching. American Educational Research Journal, April 2012, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp. 356–407. DOI: 10.3102/0002831211435521. originally published online 21 February 2012.

McGee, R., van der Veen, J., Wright, M., Kuchera-Morin, J., Alper, B., and Lubin, P. (2011). Sonifying the Cosmic Microwave Background, in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2011) June 20-24, 2011, Budapest, Hungary. ISBN 978-963-8241-72-6

Dekker, G., Moreland, J., and van der Veen, J. (2011). Developing the Planck Mission Simulation as a multi-platform immersive application, Proceedings of the ASME 2011 World Conference on Innovative Virtual Reality, WINVR2011, June 27-29, 2011, Milan, Italy, paper # WINVR2011-5575

van der Veen, J., Alper, B., Smith, W., McGee, R., Lubin, P., and Kuchera-Morin, J., and the Planck Collaboration (2011). The Planck Visualization Project: Seeing and Hearing the CMB. Paper presented at the 217th Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, January 9 -13, 2011, Poster # P243.28.

van der Veen, J. (2010). The Planck Visualization Project: Seeing and Hearing the Cosmic Microwave Background, in Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future ASP Conference Series, Vol. 431, 2010, Eds. Jonathan Barnes, James G. Manning, Michal G. Gibbs, and Denise A. Smith.

van der Veen, J. (2007). Symmetry and Aesthetics in Introductory Physics: An Experiment in Interdisciplinary Physics and Fine Arts Education, Ph.D. Dissertation, September, 2007.

van der Veen, J., Lubin, P., Natoli, P., and Seiffert, M. (1998). Small Scale Anisotropies: The Final Frontier, invited feature article in The Physics Teacher , Vol. 36, no. 9, Dec., 1998

van der Veen, J. and Lubin, P. (1993). Spotlight on the Sun, with P. Lubin in The Physics Teacher, v.31, no. 5 May, 1993

Lubin, P., and van der Veen, J. (1992). The Remote Access Astronomy Project at UCSB: An Example of a University/High School Cooperative Educational Effort, in Education & Computing: Proceedings Of The International Conference On Informatics In Education, August, 1992, Elsevier, Inc.

Lubin, P., and van der Veen, J. (1991). The UCSB Remote Access Astronomy Project, in Robotic Telescopes In The 90's, Conference Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Laramie, Wyoming, June, 1991