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Spector in Dallas Morning News

Don Spector, professor of physics, was featured in The Dallas Morning News story “Talking Tolkein” from the Jan. 26 issue. The article focused on courses that use pop culture to educate on scholarly matter. Spector teaches the course “Beam me up, Einstein: Physics through Star Trek” every other year for nonscience majors. In his class he shows bits of Star Trek episodes based on whether there's a physics principle he can teach. “I have fun with it. I like teaching in this way better probably because they are more engaged with it,” Spector said. “Physics always has this reputation of being so hard and so out there. It helps the physics to bring something that's so accessible.”