2012 Annual Report - page 19

2012 Annual Report
Collaborative Projects
Team America Rocketry Challenge
AAPT continued its support as the sole educational partner for the world’s largest rocket contest, the Team America
Rocketry Challenge (TARC). TARC is also sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National
Association of Rocketry (NAR), NASA, the Defense Department, and AIA member companies. TARC is an opportunity
for science enthusiasts to work together as teams to build and launch rockets, with a chance to win more than $60,000 in
scholarships and prizes.
International Science and Engineering Fair
May 13-18, 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA
AAPT/APS Special Awards in Physics and Astronomy at
the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) were
announced during the awards ceremony at the conclusion of
the fair. The competition, held in a different city each May, is
the only international science project competition for students
in grades 9 through 12. Students qualify to compete by
participating in school, local, regional, and/or state science fairs.
Donald Franklin, Shelley Hynes, Greg Puskar
Top award winners
receive a one-year AAPT and APS student
membership, a certificate from both AAPT and APS, as well
as subscriptions to AAPT’s
The Physics Teacher
and select APS
journals. Each sponsoring teacher of a student who receives an
AAPT and APS award also receives a certificate.
First Award of $1,200
A Generalized Holographic Model of Cosmic Accelerated Expansion
Henry Wanjune Lin, 16, Caddo Parish Magnet High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Second Award of $800
A Novel Process for the Production of Medically Relevant Radioisotopes
Taylor Ramon Wilson, 17, Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
Third Award of $500
Nano-Tesla Magnetic Field Sensors for an Early Warning System for Earthquakes
Ananya Mukundan, 17, International Academy East, Troy, Michigan
Certificate of Honorable Mention
New Ideas in Physics: The Mass Ratio of Elementary Particles from Torus Geometry
, Viola Mocz, 16, Mililani High School,
Mililani, Hawaii
N-Body Computational Simulations of Planetesimal Agglomeration in Early System Gas Giant Formation
, Ian A Sohl,
17, DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts, Ogden, Utah
Multiplied Water Transport by Water-Jet
, Koichi Shiga, 16, Kazushige Ueda, 16, and Hiraku Doi, 16, Hiroshima
Prefectural Hiroshima Kokutaiji Senior High School, Hiroshima, Japan
Physics Days at NSTA
Local AAPT Sections hosted Physics Day at nearby NSTA area meetings held in Louisville, KY, Phoenix AZ, and Atlanta,
GA. The Physics Day programs offered a full day of physics content at each NSTA area conference. Physics Day consists
of presentations on physics topics of current interest, physics demonstrations for the pre-college classroom, and a make
’n take session where participants can construct a piece of physics apparatus for use as a demonstration or laboratory
experiment. AAPT sent a representative to each event, shared appropriate materials, and recruited science teachers as
members of the association.
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