The World Pendulum Alliance project started in February 2019, which is coordinated by the Technical Institute of Lisbon and funded by the European Commission, through its Erasmus+ capacity building programme.
This international collaboration seeks to share knowledge, time and skills to solve situations of common interest, such as developing skills in STEM, and in this particular case physics.
In March 2020, the UTP inaugurated its Science Dissemination Center with the pendulum and held a workshop on the use of the pendulum network. The workshop was given by Prof. Horacio Fernandes of the Lisbon Technician, a professor at the University of Barcelona, Spain and a prof. from the Technical University of the Czech Republic in Prague. See: https://utp.ac.pa/utp-inaugura-centro-de-diseminacion-de-ciencias-de-laboratorio-de-pendulos
In July 2020, the UTP held a webinar on the use of remote pendulums. See: https://utp.ac.pa/webinar-fisica-experimental-traves-de-red-de-pendulos-wpa-utp and https://ridda2.utp.ac.pa/handle/123456789/11473
We invite you to view this Webinar through the following link: http://recursosdigitales.utp.ac.pa/webinar/fisica-experimental-traves-de-la-red-de-pendulos-wpa-utp
This year, as part of the project, the MOOC of Experimental Physics was launched, first the UTP participated in the version for teachers. Subsequently, from October 4 to November 16, the MOOC was developed with the participation of students and teachers. On behalf of the UTP, 7 professors and 253 physics students 1 participated. Of that total, 185 managed to complete the MOOC, 86 with high scores.
We are satisfied with the results achieved so far. We already have the secondary pendulums that will be installed soon in each Regional Center. These dissemination centers will be available to receive high school students and thus motivate students for engineering and science majors, involving physics.
Versions of the MOOC made
1st Version: Experimental Physics MOOC – II Semester 2020
2nd Version: Experimental Physics MOOC – I Semester 2021
It ran from April 21 to May 31, 2021.
3rd Version: Experimental Physics MOOC – II Semester 2021
It will run from October 18 to December 1, 2021.
World Pendulum Alliance: http://wpa.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/~wpa.daemon/
ELAB (access to remote pendulums):