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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Recruiting Strategies for High School Physics
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 1:15 PM -1:45 PM
  Author: Mike Kennedy
Neuqua Valley High School/U.S. Department of Energy
815-325-0917, mike_kennedy@ipsd.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: There is a need to increase the number of students that take physics in high school, especially when you consider the President's national goal of preparing all students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. The success of students in the 21st century workforce will depend on students' education in the STEM fields and in many cases their exposure to physics. While at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, I have helped to create a large interest in the physics courses. When I started at Neuqua Valley 10 years ago, I only had nine students in one section of AP Physics. This year there are five full sections of AP Physics that are taught by three teachers. To meet the student demand for physics courses at all levels, we have doubled our physics teaching staff from five teachers to 10 teachers during my tenure at Neuqua Valley. Come learn some strategies that will help you recruit students to your physics classes.
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