From the Editor
Welcome to another edition of AAPT's monthly email update. As you may have noticed, the NEWS is coming earlier this month. We've moved our publish date to the first of each month to better highlight important dates and deadlines for the upcoming months. We hope you find this month's issue helpful and informative. And we welcome your comments and criticism.
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Action Items and Notable Dates
This new section lists this month's upcoming deadlines.
2006 PhysicsBowl Exams—April 3-16
A selection of recent stories of interest to our members.*Did "Dark Matter" Create the First Stars?
From Physical Review Letters
Bush Budget Boosts NSF, DOE, and NIST Science for FY 2007
From Physics Today (subscription required)
Fusion: The Way Ahead
From Physics Web
Commission on the Future of Higher Education: Public Hearing 2
From Inside Higher Ed
A "New Model" for a New World: Giving Our Students the Math and Science Education They Deserve
From Education Week (free registration required)
Wave Energy: Can a Mechanical Snake That Surfs the Ocean Squeeze Enough Watts from Water?
Eclipse: In a Different Light
Total Solar Eclipse: Live from Turkey
Video: Einstein for Non-Geniuses (Windows Media Player)
From National Geographic
PhysX Chip Lets Games Get Physical
News from the Executive Office
Celebrating 75 Years
Summer Meeting Speakers Announced
75th Anniversary Time Capsule
Celebrating 75 Years of Authorship
75th Anniversary Call for Photos
Discounts at the AAPT Online Store
The Physics Teacher
Upcoming Meetings & Events
AAPT 2006 Summer Meeting
2006 Summer Meeting Awardees
The following awards will be presented at the AAPT Summer Meeting in July:
Klopsteg Memorial Lecture Award, Robert A. Millikan Lecture Award, Excellence in Pre-College Physics Teaching Award, and Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award. The award winners have been announced:
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 below.
Do You Know a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Educator with a Disability?
Georgia Tech researchers are conducting a survey to learn about the
employment experiences and workplace accommodations used by science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) K-12 and postsecondary educators who have a disability. The survey is anonymous and takes about 20-30 minutes to complete. While there is no direct benefit to you for participating in this study, the goal of this research is to provide information to help people with disabilities successfully become teachers and to help educators who acquire a disability to be able to continue in their career. To participate in this NSF-funded research project, go to:
The Pirelli INTERNETional Award
In May 2006, registration will officially open for the Tenth Edition of the Pirelli INTERNETional Award (2006). Launched in 1996, it is the world’s first Internet multimedia award aimed at the diffusion of scientific and technological culture worldwide.
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