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Upcoming events

    • 13 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Come talk about how teaching and learning are going. Share your successes! Commiserate about your struggles! We want to hear how it's going in your classroom: virtual, hybrid, or in-person. What (other than a winning lottery ticket) would make your teaching easier?

    • 10 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Come talk about how teaching and learning are going. Share your successes! Commiserate about your struggles! We want to hear how it's going in your classroom: virtual, hybrid, or in-person. What (other than a winning lottery ticket) would make your teaching easier?

    • 28 Jun 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 09 Jul 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom (Due to Covid Restrictions)
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    Rutgers University and the NJAAPT are co-sponsoring two workshops on quantum computing for high school teachers this summer. The goal of the workshops is to provide an introduction to quantum computing for high school teachers and to develop materials and activities for teaching quantum computing to high school students. 

    This introductory workshop will run for two weeks from Monday, June 28, to Friday, July 9, with the exception of Monday, July 5. This workshop will cover the basics of quantum mechanics, qubits, quantum entanglement, quantum circuits and quantum algorithms. 

    No mathemetics beyond algebra will be needed for this workshop.

    There will be two, sessions each day one from 8:00 am to 9:45 am and a second from 10:15 am to noon.

    The first session of each day will consist of classroom discussions. The second session of each day will involve group, hands-on activities using the IBM Qiskit package to compose quantum programs and run them on a quantum computer. Qiskit is an easily accessible platform that is excellent for involving high school students in quantum computing. Students readily become adept at it and many students world-wide have become enthusiasts. Your students will too.

    Details of the second event (7/19-7/23) will be available on the website and shared separately by email.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Steve Schnetzer at <njteachers.quantum.computing@gmail.com>.  

    There is a possibility of obtaining university credit for attending the workshop. The standard Rutgers tuition rate would apply. If you would be interested in this option, please contact Prof. Schentzer at the email address above.

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    Registration is free for NJAAPT members.  Non-members can join NJAAPT for either 1 year  ($11) or three years ($26) and then register.  Registration closes June 4th.

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    Quantum computing is currently one of the most exciting areas in both physics and computer science. It holds the promise of opening up nearly unimaginable possibilities in computation. Although the full power of quantum computing is likely more than a decade away, within the next few years quantum computers will begin to be applied to solving problems in chemistry, medicine and material science that are beyond the capability of any classical (digital) computer. There is a growing interest among both college and high school students in this rapidly advancing field and there will be a strong need for teachers able to meet this growing interest.

    Quantum computing also provides an excellent way of introducing ideas of modern physics into the high school curriculum. Quantum mechanics can be introduced at a level readily accessible by high school students.  Quantum computing involves only the simplest quantum system, the qubit, without the advanced mathematics needed for applying quantum mechanics to more complicated systems. Quantum computing also provides an excellent way of introducing mathematical concepts such as complex numbers and vector spaces.

    • 08 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    Registration is closed

    Come talk about how teaching and learning are going. Share your successes! Commiserate about your struggles! We want to hear how it's going in your classroom: virtual, hybrid, or in-person. What (other than a winning lottery ticket) would make your teaching easier?

    • 19 Jul 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom (due to COVID restrictions)
    Register

    Rutgers University and the NJAAPT are co-sponsoring two workshops on quantum computing for high school teachers this summer. The goal of the workshops is to provide an introduction to quantum computing for high school teachers and to develop materials and activities for teaching quantum computing to high school students.

    This advanced workshop will run for one week from Monday, July 19, to Friday July 23. There will be two, sessions each day one from 8:00 am to 9:45 am and a second from 10:15 am to noon.   

    (See the website for information about the introductory workshop.)

    This workshop is for those interested in exploring additional topics beyond those in the introductory workshop: interpretations of quantum mechanics, Bell’s inequalities, quantum Fourier transforms, Shor’s factoring algorithm, Grover’s search algorithm and quantum variational techniques applied to problems in chemistry. This workshop is for those who have taken the introductory workshop, either this summer or last summer.

    If you have any questions about the program, please contact Steve Schnetzer at <njteachers.quantum.computing@gmail.com>.

    There is a possibility of obtaining university credit for attending the workshop. The standard Rutgers tuition rate would apply. If you would be interested in this option, please contact Prof. Schentzer at the email address above.

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    Registration is free for NJAAPT members. Non-members can join NJAAPT for either 1 year ($11) or three years ($26).  Registration closes June 4th.

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    Quantum computing is currently one of the most exciting area in both physics and computer science. It holds the promise of opening up nearly unimaginable possibilities in computation. Although the full power of quantum computing is likely more than a decade away, within the next few years quantum computers will begin to be applied to solving problems in chemistry, medicine and material science that are beyond the capability of any classical (digital) computer. There is a growing interest among both college and high school students in this rapidly advancing field and there will be a strong need for teachers able to meet this growing interest.

    Quantum computing also provides an excellent way of introducing ideas of modern physics into the high school curriculum. Quantum mechanics can be introduced at a level readily accessible by high school students. Quantum computing involves only the simplest quantum system, the qubit, without the advanced mathematics needed for applying quantum mechanics to more complicated systems. Quantum computing also provides an excellent way of introducing mathematical concepts such as complex numbers and vector spaces.


Past events

08 Apr 2021 April Cracker Barrel
11 Mar 2021 March Cracker Barrel
27 Feb 2021 NJ Physics Olympics 2021 -- Virtual
23 Feb 2021 NJAAPT Exec Board Meeting 02/23/21
11 Feb 2021 Cracker Barrel
02 Feb 2021 Physics Olympics 2021 instructor's meeting
13 Jan 2021 Cracker Barrel
18 Nov 2020 EdPuzzle and Cracker Barrel
29 Oct 2020 Using Simulations for Exploratory Virtual Labs CrackerBarrel
20 Oct 2020 NJAAPT Exec Board Meeting 10/20/20
15 Oct 2020 NearPod & CrackerBarrel
01 Oct 2020 SGOs & Cracker Barrel 10/01
23 Sep 2020 Executive Board Meeting 9/23/20
22 Sep 2020 Distance Teaching Series: Labs - Part 2
17 Sep 2020 Cracker Barrel 9/17/20
25 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #5: Preparation of Resources
20 Aug 2020 Executive Board Meeting - Zoom
19 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #4: Student Engagement
12 Aug 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series #3: Assessment
28 Jul 2020 Remote Physics Teaching Series: Labs
23 Jul 2020 NJAAPT Section(Business) Meeting
07 Jul 2020 Resources for Remote Physics Teaching: Cracker Barrel
29 Jun 2020 Quantum Computing Workshop- June 29 to July 9 (Excluing July 3) 9:30AM-11:30AM Each Day
24 Jun 2020 Teaching Physics in a Virtual Environment: Pilot Meeting
04 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: NJAAPT Spring Meeting 2020: Bridging Connections
21 Feb 2020 Demo Night, 2020
18 Feb 2020 Physics Teachers Sharing Session
05 Feb 2020 Physics Sharing Session
18 Jan 2020 NJ Physics Olympics 2020 --- North / Central New Jersey
18 Jan 2020 NJ Physics Olympics 2020 --- South Jersey
03 Dec 2019 Physics Sharing Session
23 Nov 2019 The Bridges of Manhattan
29 Oct 2019 Physics Sharing Session
05 Oct 2019 Foutan Circuit - Make & Take Workshop
20 Sep 2019 Kickoff the School Year with Dave's Demo Show with Treats!
17 Jul 2019 A 1-Day Physics Meeting: Afternoon:Quarknet and Particle Physics, Evening: The Physicists in the Basement of New Castle
26 Apr 2019 Dinner Meeting/ Speaker + Workshop
13 Apr 2019 Workshop: "The Spreadsheet Lab Manual"-- Expanding Spreadsheet Modeling Capability in High School Physics
06 Apr 2019 Foutan Circuit - Make & Take Workshop
22 Mar 2019 Demo Night, 2019
19 Jan 2019 NJ Physics Olympics 2019 --- South Jersey
19 Jan 2019 NJ Physics Olympics 2019 --- North / Central New Jersey
15 Dec 2018 Holiday TED Talk Extravaganza
16 Nov 2018 Regional AAPT Meeting Nov 16 & 17, 2018
13 Oct 2018 Workshop: "The Spreadsheet Lab Manual"-- Expanding Spreadsheet Modeling Capability in High School Physics
28 Sep 2018 Dave's Demo Show
18 Jul 2018 A 1 Day Physics Meeting - Afternoon: Quarknet and Particle Physics, Evening: Current Tension in Cosmology - A Panel Presentation and Discussion
27 Jun 2018 Sharing Session -- Starting the Year Off Right !
02 Jun 2018 Grading and Assessment Practices Discussion + Make & Take
20 Apr 2018 DARK MATTER -- Oren Slone, Dinner Speaker
24 Mar 2018 NJAAPT Spring Meeting 2018: Cumulative Assessment in Science, Make 'n Takes
09 Feb 2018 Demo Night, 2018
13 Jan 2018 NJ Physics Olympics --- North/Central Jersey 2018
13 Jan 2018 NJ Physics Olympics --- South Jersey 2018
08 Dec 2017 Physics Film Fiesta / Holiday Party
02 Dec 2017 STEAMing PHYSICS Through Inquiry
21 Oct 2017 Video Analysis In Your Classroom
28 Jun 2017 Get Your Graph On !
03 Jun 2017 Adding Inquiry to Physics First
17 Mar 2017 Spring Meeting 2017: Gravitational Waves(Fri 3/17) & New Approaches In Physics Education (Sat 3/18)
03 Feb 2017 Demo Show 2017
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