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Governor Tom Corbett Declares July 29-August 4, 2012
"Physics Education Week" in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, please contact:
Marilyn Gardner, American Association of Physics Teachers
office: 301-209-3306,
mgardner@aapt.org

College Park, MD July 27, 2012 – Governor Tom Corbett declared, in an official proclamation, that the upcoming week of July 29-August 4, 2012 will be "Physics Education Week" in Pennsylvania.

In making his proclamation, Governor Corbett recognizes the importance of physics to the global economy and calls upon "...all the residents of this great state to join me encouraging others to learn more about the mother of modern science."

The proclamation also specifically recognizes the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) for supporting the development of effective teaching resources and enrichment programs.  The full proclamation is available online.

More than 1,000 physics educators will gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the week for the AAPT 2012 Summer Meeting. Journalists interested in attending the meeting, which runs through Tuesday, can find registration information below.


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MORE INFORMATION FOR JOURNALISTS

The 2012 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) takes place from July 29-August 4 in Philadelphia, PA on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.  Information and registration will be available in Houston Hall

KEY WEB SITES

Main meeting site: http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/
AAPT abstracts: http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/sm2012/programpage.cfm
University of Pennsylvania: http://www.upenn.edu/
REGISTERING AS A JOURNALIST

Science writers intending to go to the meeting should contact Marilyn Gardner (mgardner@aapt.org) or 301-209-3306 about free registration. Journalists are encouraged to register in advance. Press badges can be picked up at the meeting registration desk and will allow you to attend all scientific sessions and exhibits.