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Attracting Undergraduate Physics Majors into Becoming High School Physics Teachers
  Location: SS 104
  Date: Monday, Aug.1
  Time: 7:20 PM -7:30 PM
  Author: Michael Prim
UNC-Chapel Hill Astronomy and Physics Department
919-419-2496, mwprim@earthlink.net
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: How do universities and colleges attract undergraduate physics majors into becoming high school physics teachers? It has been my task at UNC-Chapel Hill to talk to the physics majors and present the reasons why teaching high school physics can lead to a satisfying career as well as making a major social contribution to the planet. Few careers offer the enormous influence and satisfaction as does teaching high school physics. Many people look back on their life and wonder what they have given to the planet. An effective physics teacher can influence the manner in which a person thinks and lives their life. Now is the time to create a new breed of extraordinary high school physics teachers.
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