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Oregon Governor, Theodore R. Kulongoski Declares July 18-24, 2010 "Physics Education Week" in Oregon

For more information, please contact:
Marilyn Gardner, American Association of Physics Teachers
office: 301-209-3306,

College Park, MD June 28, 2010 –Governor, Theodore R. Kulongoski declared in a signed proclamation today that the upcoming week of July 18-24, 2010 will be "Physics Education Week" in Oregon

In making his proclamation, Kulongoski 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 physics education."
The proclamation also specifically recognizes the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) for supporting the development of effective teaching resources and enrichment programs.

More than 1,000 physics educators will gather in Portland, Oregon that week for the AAPT 2010 Summer Meeting. Journalists interested in attending the meeting, which runs through Tuesday, can find registration information below.

Monday, July 19 is “Laser Day” at the meeting with special sessions dedicated to a study of some ways this marvelous tool improves our lives. The APS/DLS Symposium on Laser Physics, will feature addresses by Duke University’s Warren Warren, “Breasts and Brains, Similarities and Differences: Using Novel Physics to Enhance Clinical Molecular Imaging,” and by Steven T. Cundiff of NIST and the University of Colorado, “Femtosecond Optical Frequency Combs.”  Laser Day, will also feature an address by Vasu Devan Lakshminarayanan, University of Waterloo, on Lasers and the Eye.




The 2010 Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) takes place from July 18-24 in Portland, Oregon
The meeting hotel is the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, which is located at 921 Southwest 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97204.




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