From the Editors
Welcome to the monthly update. We are just back from the AAPT Summer Meeting in Syracuse, NY, where more than 1,100 members gathered for a terrific week of sessions, plenaries, contests, and social events. We also enjoyed meeting many of you in person and hearing about how you like the AAPT NEWS. On that note, let's get started (and as always, if you have some feedback for the NEWS: Please write and tell us).
Action Items and Notable Dates
Deadline: Invited Speakers List for AAPT 2007 Winter Meeting—Aug. 3
A selection of recent stories of interest to our members.*Colgate Hosts AAPT Workshop
From Colgate University News
Fantastic Voyage: Zero-Point Energy
National Congress on Science Education 2006 Is a Success
From NSTA Express
The Neutrino Frontier
From Scientific American
The Einstein Dilemma
From Discover (Subscribers Only)
New Model for Scholarly Publishing
From Inside Higher Ed
The Elegant Universe: String Theory
Rep. Rush Holt: The Interview
Powering Up, One Step at a Time
Obtaining the Perfectly Boiled Egg
Rallying Behind Open Access
From Inside Higher Ed.
First Space Lakes Found on Saturn Moon
From National Geographic
From The Science Teacher
Congress Renews Perkins "Career Education" Law
Separation of Church and Science
From Inside Higher Ed
"Micro-Boxes" of Water Used to Study Single Molecules
From NIST Tech Beat
No Educators Left Behind?
From USA Today
News from the Executive Office
U.S. Physics Team Wins Gold & Silver Medals in Singapore
2006 AAPT/Lexmark High School Photo Contest Winners
2006 Video Contest Winners Announced
Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold: AAPT Joins on as National Partner
Celebrating 75 Years
ComPADRE is looking for editors for two collections: Upper Division Physics and Introductory Physics.
American Journal of Physics
Article of the Month
"Oersted Medal Lecture, 24 January 2006: Love Them to Death" by Kenneth W. Ford
(AJP online subscribers only, PDF format)
The Physics Teacher
The TPT Article of the Month will resume in September.
New Member Benefit: Congress Web
Take action and write to your senators and congresspersons in support of increased funding for science education. AAPT makes it easy for you through Congress Web and the Legislative Action Center.
PER-CENTRAL Digital Archive Now Live
The Physics Education Research-Community Enhancing Network for Teaching, Research, and Learning is pleased to announce the launch of its digital archive. Access is free and with an account users can browse through the database, submit resources to be included in the collection, maintain a discussion forum, and create your own personal "filing cabinet" of previously searched items.
Contributions to ComPADRE Sought
ComPADRE and the Physical Sciences Resource Center (PSRC) are looking for good materials that can be added to the collections. To submit materials or register (free) click here.
2007 NCUR/Lancy Initiative: Call for Proposals
The Initiative is designed to provide exceptional undergraduates with the opportunity to do original work in close collaboration with faculty mentors. The program will make grants to institutions only. Please see proposal guidelines here.
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