From the Editors
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U.S. Physics Team Announced—May1
A selection of recent stories of interest to our members.*May 5: Space Day 2006
Physics in America at Crossroads and in Crisis, Panel Says
From The New York Times (Free registration required)
Physics Courses Podcasts Available
From UC Berkeley (Free, Apple iTunes required, also free)
Yuval Ne'eman Dies at 80
Graduate Student Report: First-Year Physics and Astronomy Students, 2003-2004
From American Institute of Physics: Statistical Research Center
This report describes enrollment trends, characteristics, subfields of specialization, types of support, and career goals for first-year physics and astronomy graduate students.
A Flying Carpet to Pluto
From The Hindu
The Eroding Faculty Paycheck
From Inside Higher Ed
Survey Finds AP Courses Don't Predict Success in College Science
From NSTA Webnews Digest
A Field Guide to the Entire Universe
Does Hot Water Freeze First?
Happy Sweet Sixteen, Hubble Space Telescope
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
American Journal of Physics
Upcoming Meetings & Events
AAPT 2006 Summer Meeting
Nationwide Physics Modeling Workshops
Integrating Science and Mathematics Education Research into Teaching
A Nuclear Workshop: Hiroshima and Nagasaki for College Teachers
Workshops on Distance Learning and Remote Controlled Laboratories
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 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.
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 here.
The Pirelli INTERNETional Award
This month, 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. Click here for more details.
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