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The Peer Pressure of Student Physics Commercials
  Location: SS Ballroom F
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 2:35 PM -2:45 PM
  Author: Elizabeth (Tommi) Holsenbeck, Alabama State University
334-229-4776, eholsenbeck@alasu.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The Alabama Section of AAPT is attempting to have current high school physics students influence their younger peers with an advertising campaign. The First Annual Physics Commercial Competition will be held in the fall of 2011. It is funded by the Alabama Section of AAPT, Huntingdon College, and small donations from members and other interested parties. AMSTI (Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative)/Science in Motion Physics Specialists developed the contest and will take the leadership role in administering it. An added dimension comes from a co-sponsor, Huntingdon College. Their college physics students will create sample commercials to use as a guide and be in teachers' hands by spring 2011. A unique perspective will come from these college students as they look in hindsight at their high school physics experience or non-experience. The hope for Alabama public schools is physics classes' enrollment will increase in 2012-13.
  Footnotes: None
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