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  • AAPT Ceremonial Session

      • AAPT Ceremonial Session

      • PL07
      • Wed 02/08, 12:30PM - 1:00PM
      • by
      • Type: Plenary
  • AAPT Symposium on Education Policy

      • AAPT Symposium on Education Policy

      • PL05
      • Tue 02/07, 3:45PM - 5:20PM
      • by
      • Type: Plenary
      • Vern Ehlers, Helen Quinn, Howard Gobstein
  • Challenging the Minds of Future Physicists and Engineers

      • Challenging the Minds of Future Physicists and Engineers  CANCELLED

      • DH
      • Tue 02/07, 8:00AM - 9:30AM
      • by
      • Type: Panel
      • This panel will address Physical Science and Engineering inquiry projects currently taking place in elementary and middle schools. Emphasis will be placed on progress made in large urban areas, as well as work done with minority students, students living in poverty, learners of English as a Second Language, and students with disabilities.
  • John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Award

      • John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Award

      • PL04
      • Tue 02/07, 11:10AM - 12:10PM
      • by
      • Type: Plenary
      • Kip Thorne, 2012 John David Jackson Excellence in Graduate Physics Education Awardee Black-Hole Research: A New Golden Age Abstract: We are entering a new
  • Oersted Medal, Distingished Service Citations, SPS Chapter Awards

      • Oersted Medal, Distingished Service Citations, SPS Chapter Awards

      • PL02
      • Mon 02/06, 3:00PM - 4:30PM
      • by David Cook
      • Type: Plenary
      • Charles H. Holbrow, 2012 Oersted Medal Recipient-- Making Physics Make Sense ? Narratives, Content, Witz: Physics is the syntax and grammar of science; it is the rules. Therefore, you must learn physics to write, speak, or do good science. But knowing the rules of physics won?t make you a good physicist or a good physics teacher any more than knowing grammar will make you a good writer. To bring physics alive you need strong narratives and interesting content. I will describe three examples: A course ? ?The Physics of Living in Space?; a textbook ? Modern Introductory Physics; and a project ? Using Astronomy to Teach Physics. I will also explain with examples what I mean by ?Witz? and why it is important.
  • PER graduate student curriculum beyond the core courses

      • PER graduate student curriculum beyond the core courses

      • EA
      • Tue 02/07, 1:15PM - 3:15PM
      • by
      • Type: Panel
  • Report on IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

      • Report on IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics

      • GH
      • Wed 02/08, 1:00PM - 3:00PM
      • by
      • Type: Panel
      • The 4th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics (ICWIP 2011) happened 5-8 April 2011 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. The conference was hosted by Women in Physics in South Africa (WiPiSA) and the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP). This panel will be a discussion and report of on the conference. The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics is a forum for both scientific presentations and for discussion of issues related to attracting, retaining and improving the status of women in physics. Please join us for an interesting and informative panel discussion.
  • Richard Muller, Real World Problems: Physics for Presidents

      • Richard Muller, Real World Problems: Physics for Presidents

      • PL06
      • Wed 02/08, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
      • by
      • Type: Plenary
  • Richtmyer Award

      • Richtmyer Award

      • PL03
      • Tue 02/07, 9:40AM - 10:40AM
      • by David Cook
      • Type: Plenary
      • Brian Greene, 2012 Recipient of the Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award for Outstanding Leadership in Physics Education
  • Ron Henderson "Waves in Animation"

      • Ron Henderson "Waves in Animation"

      • PL01
      • Mon 02/06, 10:30AM - 11:30AM
      • by
      • Type: Plenary
  • Two-Year College Guidelines

      • Two-Year College Guidelines

      • FH
      • Wed 02/08, 8:00AM - 10:00AM
      • by
      • Type: Panel
      • The two-year college community has been working to revise the AAPT booklet "Guidelines for Two-Year College Physics Programs" . This panel discussion will update the community on the status of the revision.
  • What is the point of the instructional lab?

      • What is the point of the instructional lab?

      • DI
      • Tue 02/07, 8:00AM - 9:30AM
      • by
      • Type: Panel
      • Instructional labs have been an integral part of physics education for a very long time; arguably since the creation of the discipline. However, to this date there is no clear concise agreement on what the real point is of a lab. That is, what do we want the students to take away from the experience? What specifically is the pedagogical advantage of a lab? Why not just teach theory in a classroom, it is much cheaper and less time consuming? If we don?t know the answers to these questions it is very difficult to maximize the effectiveness of our labs and to successfully compete for appropriate funding. In this session, 5 panel members will have 10 min to express their views with the remaining half hour for questions and open discussion. I hope you can join us. The Panel members will be: Priscilla W. Laws, Dickinson College - Linda Barton, Rochester Institute of Technology - Mark F. Masters, IPFW - Randy Tagg, University of Colorado Denver - Scott Franklin, Rochester Institute of Technology.
 

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