NJAAPT

 

Upcoming events

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
    Register

    Finalized schedule to follow soon.

    Registration is open.

    Regional AAPT Meeting

    NJAAPT is pleased to host the Regional AAPT Meeting for Physics Teachers in the New Jersey / New York / New England / Long Island / Southeast Pennsylvania section areas.

    Dates:      November 16 & 17, 2018

    Friday November 16, 2018     Dinner Meeting, Speaker

    Saturday November 17, 2018   Presenters, Speakers, Demo Show, Workshops.   Some events include:

    John Johnson Demonstrations

    Mark Woods, AFTAC (Air Force)  "Forensic Seismology and Nuclear Explosions"

    Area Physics Educators will present on various topics, including PBL, STEM topics, Inquiry-based learning, Computational Modeling, and more!

    (the schedule of times/events/locations will be posted soon!)

    Location:   Bergen Community College,  Paramus, NJ

    Directions here

    Registration Cost:        

    No on-site registrations.  Final deadline to register is  Nov. 8.

    Friday Evening Dinner + Speaker, Poster sessions  

    $15   ($10 early registration by Oct 15)

    Saturday:    Presentations, Speakers, Demo show, & more...TBA.

    $35,  ($30 early registration by Oct 15)

    PTRA afternoon workshop Saturday    (info below)

    $30 (in addition to Saturday registration)

    Events include:  Guest Speakers, Poster sessions, Presentations, Workshops, and weather permitting, some Solar Observatory time.  Plus, it's a great opportunity to meet Physics teachers from the region, share ideas, and be part of a larger Professional Learning Community.

    PTRA Workshop -- The PTRA (Physics Teachers Resource Agents) group from AAPT will be conducting an optional 3-hour workshop Saturday afternoon entitled, "Topics from Modern Physics:  Quantum Computing and Gravitational Waves" .  If you wish to attend, it is an additional $30 on the meeting registration.   This PTRA workshop will focus on activities that lead students (and teachers !)  to an understanding of quantum computing and gravitational waves, using materials from the Perimeter Institute and Quantum Computing Institute.   Sounds intriguing !    Cost is $30 per participant for the 3- hour workshop.  Workshop leaders are Steve Henning and Alice Flarend.  General info about the PTRA group here.


    Professional Development hours will be provided by NJAAPT.

    The finalized schedule of events / times / locations will be posted soon!

    Payment in advance required.

    If using school invoice, please pay in advance, and a refund will be sent to you when your school check has been received.

    Questions about the event?  contact Nancy at hhsphysics (at) comcast.net


    Note to registrants from outside of New Jersey:

    When you register, you will be asked for email / contact information.  You are not required to join NJAAPT as a member (unless you want to !).  This contact information allows for us to send updates or other information about the event via email, or by phone if the email fails.

    After you register and input your email / contact information, you will receive an email with a random password to access your account.  You can log in to change your password and change email preferences (so you don't get NJAAPT email blasts about other events).

    Your information will not be used in any way, other than to contact you regarding the regional meeting.

    If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Kaplan at dkaplan (at) marsd.org


    Students:

    To register as a student, you must be a full-time student in Physics/Physics Education.  This must be verified through your email, and contact with your university advisor.


    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Washington Township High School, Sewell, NJ
    Register

    We look forward to your school's participation at this event.  The competition is a lot of fun and your students will meet, share experiences, and compete with other students from various parts of New Jersey.

    Be sure to sign up for the event location (North/South) that you are going to.

    This is for the NJ Olympics South Jersey.  The other event is NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.

    This year's events are: 

    1. FERMI QUESTION: To estimate the order of magnitude of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure.

    2. GRAB BAG: On the day of the Olympics, the team will be given supplies to build a device that solves a  challenge.

    3. COFFEE CAN RACER: To design and build a coffee can racer that will roll down a ramp in the greatest amount of time.

    4. THE CATAPULT: To design and build a catapult that will launch a penny.

    5. THE EGG CATCHER : To construct a device (catcher) of minimum height into which a raw egg will be dropped from a height of not more than 14 feet and that will enable the egg to survive intact (uncracked).

    6. ZERO IMPACT VEHICLE:  To design a vehicle which, when released from eight  meters from a wall, will move as close as possible to the wall without touching it.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2019" section.  To stay in touch with rules changes or post questions, go to the "Forum" section of the website.  You can subscribe to topics of interest to you to receive updates.

    Registration info:

    Signing up is free for members.  

    Each team that you bring must be registered as a Guest--do not forget to register your teams !!     (2 teams = 2 guests; a team = 1-6 students).   

    The costs are $26 per team for Early Bird registration (on or before December 15). 

    After 12/15, Regular registration will cost $37. 

    Final deadline:   Jan 7, 2018.


    You should see an invoice for payment when registered.  If you don't, you need to add your teams as "Guests".


    Payment in advance required.

    If using school invoice, please pay in advance, and a refund will be sent to you when your school check has been received.
    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Monmouth Regional High School, Tinton Falls, NJ
    Register
    We look forward to your school's participation at this event.  The competition is a lot of fun and your students will meet, share experiences, and compete with other students from various parts of New Jersey.


    Be sure to sign up for the event location (North/South) that you are going to.

    This is for the NJ Olympics North/Central Jersey.  The other event is NJ Olympics South Jersey.

    This year's events are: 

    1. FERMI QUESTION: To estimate the order of magnitude of a quantity that is difficult or impossible to measure.

    2. GRAB BAG: On the day of the Olympics, the team will be given supplies to build a device that solves a  challenge.

    3. COFFEE CAN RACER: To design and build a coffee can racer that will roll down a ramp in the greatest amount of time.

    4. THE CATAPULT: To design and build a catapult that will launch a penny.

    5. THE EGG CATCHER : To construct a device (catcher) of minimum height into which a raw egg will be dropped from a height of not more than 14 feet and that will enable the egg to survive intact (uncracked).

    6. ZERO IMPACT VEHICLE:  To design a vehicle which, when released from eight  meters from a wall, will move as close as possible to the wall without touching it.

    Detailed rules can be found on the website under the "Events / Physics Olympics 2019" section.  To stay in touch with rules changes or post questions, go to the "Forum" section of the website.  You can subscribe to topics of interest to you to receive updates.

    Registration info:

    Signing up is free for members.  

    Each team that you bring must be registered as a Guest--do not forget to register your teams !!     (2 teams = 2 guests; a team = 1-6 students).   

    The costs are $26 per team for Early Bird registration (on or before December 15). 

    After 12/15, Regular registration will cost $37. 

    Final deadline:   Jan 7, 2018.

    You should see an invoice for payment when registered.  If you don't, you need to add your teams as "Guests".

    Payment in advance required.

    If using school invoice, please pay in advance, and a refund will be sent to you when your school check has been received



     

     

     

     

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