Aatish Bhatia

Address

233 Lewis Library
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Contact

Email: [email protected]
Website: aatishb.com

Work

  • Associate Director, Engineering Education, Council on Science and Technology, Princeton University. 2013 - present

Education

  • Ph. D., Department of Physics and Astronomy. Rutgers University. 2013
  • B.A. with Honors, Physics Major and Mathematics Minor. Swarthmore College. 2007

Publications

Talks

Panels

Workshops

Awards

  • Second Place, 3 Quarks Daily Science Prize
    Science writing prize judged by evolutionary biologist & author Nick Lane. 2015
  • Senior Personnel, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) NSF grant
    Creative Art of Structural and Civil Engineering. 2013 - 2019
  • ScienceSeeker award
    Writing award. 2013
  • First Place, 3 Quarks Daily Science Prize
    Science writing prize judges by physicist & author Sean Carroll. 2012
  • Education Fellow, New York Academy of ScienceSeeker
    2011
  • India-US Physics Student Visitation grant
    Awarded jointly by the American Physical Society and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum. 2010
  • Richard J. Plano Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
    Physics teaching award. 2010
  • Kenneth William Defontes Jr. '72 Scholarship
    2006
  • Marion L. Dannenberg Scholarship
    2006
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Fellowship
    2006
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Summer Research Fellowship
    2005

Teaching

  • STC/EGR/MUS 209: Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, Instructor, Princeton University, Spring 2019
  • STC/MUS 204: Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception, and Creativity, Instructor, Princeton University, Fall 2018
  • STC/EGR/MUS 209: Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, Instructor, Princeton University, Spring 2018
  • FRS 125: Musical Instruments, Sound, Perception, and Creativity, Lab Facilitator, Princeton University, Fall 2017
  • STC/EGR/MUS 209: Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, Instructor, Princeton University, Spring 2017
  • STC/EGR/MUS 209: Transformations in Engineering and the Arts, Course Facilitator, Princeton University, Spring 2016
  • Physics 106: Physics for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Instructor, Rutgers University, Spring 2013
  • Physics 193: Physics for the Sciences I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Fall 2012
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll: Building Robots with a Sense of Balance, Instructor, The New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering and Technology, Summer 2012
  • Afterschool Universe Workshop, Instructor, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Newark, NJ, Fall 2011
  • Physics 204: General Physics II, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Summer 2010
  • Physics 272: Honors Physics II, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Spring 2010
  • Physics 271: Honors Physics I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Fall 2009
  • Physics 203: General Physics I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Summer 2009
  • Physics 124: Analytical Physics I-B, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Spring 2009
  • Physics 193: Physics for the Sciences I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Fall 2008
  • Physics 203: General Physics I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Summer 2008
  • Physics 115: Extended Analytical Physics I, Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, Fall 2007
  • Physics Clinic, Clinician, Swarthmore College, Fall 2005 and Spring 2006

Course Consultations

In addition to the courses above, I have also consulted with faculty on the following courses.

  • Structures and the Urban Environment (2013 - 2019)
    Worked with Maria Garlock on an NSF funded Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant on the Creative Art of Structural Engineering. Incorporated active learning into a large enrollment engineering class, developed a website of shareable teaching materials, published and gave talks on our educational approach at conferences, and helped organized three annual conference workshops to discuss and disseminate teaching materials.
  • Introductory Physics (Fall 2015)
    Worked with Katerina Vinsjic on revamping the syllabus, precepts, and course assignments to adopt the active-learning framework of the Investigative Science Learning Environment. Incorporated video analysis homework assignments on problem sets using Direct Measurement Videos.
  • Mathematics in Engineering (Fall 2015)
    Worked with Howard Stone on incorporating active learning to teach Differential Equations
  • Freshman Scholars Institute: Foundations of Engineering (Summer 2015)
    Worked with Claire Gmachl and Andrew Houck to help incorporate active learning exercises into the physics, math, and engineering curriculum of this summer course, worked with students on problem solving sessions, and met with undergraduate and graduate student learning assistants.
  • Writing About Science (Fall 2014, Fall 2016)
    Worked with Michael Lemonick on incorporating discussions & activities about science, statistical reasoning, and critically assessesing scientific claims
  • Emerging Micro and Nano Engineering Technologies (Fall 2013)
    Worked with Janine Nunes on incorporating blogging assignments and investigative mini-labs, where students used Arduinos and lab equipment to investigate fluid dynamics
  • Engineering and the Modern World (Fall 2013)
    Worked with Michael Littman on a large-enrollment introductory engineering course for liberal arts students
  • Aircraft Flight dynamics (Fall 2013)
    Worked with Dr. Robert Stengel on introducing learning goals for each lecture in an advanced course for Mechanical Engineering students

Media Mentions

My work has received mentions in the following media websites:

As well in the following academic websites: