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SEPA Spring Section Meeting 3/9-10 / 2018

25 Feb 2018 8:48 PM | Nancy Michaelsen (Administrator)

The Southeast Pennsylvania section of AAPT is hosting their Spring Section Meeting March 9-10, 2018.    Deadline to register March 2.    Information below:

Southeast Pennsylvania section   AAPT  Annual spring Meeting 

Date:           March 9 & 10, 2018

Location:    Penn State University, Abington campus

1600 Woodland Rd, Abington PA 19001

Woodland Building (building 5) (112 W)

Schedule of Events:

Friday night:

6:00 pm           Dinner (optional) on campus  

7:30 pm           Talk --- open to the public (free)

“NASA’s Voyager Mission: Our Cosmic Message in a Bottle”

Ann Schmiedekamp, Professor of Physics, Penn State Abington


8:30 am           Coffee

9:00 am           Meeting starts

Dr. Mukul Talaty, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Penn State Abington and research scientist Moss Rehab

"Newton couldn’t see what caused the proverbial apple to fall on his head, but in the few short centuries since then, the biomechanics and rehabilitation community have developed tools to help measure and visualize body mechanics during walking. Learn the physics involved in a state of the art motion analysis laboratory." 


 Dr. Maura McLaughlin, Professor of Astronomy, West Virginia University

"30 terabytes of radio telescope data + citizen science project = student opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art astronomy (and maintain interest in STEM !) "

Business Meeting before lunch:   reports, election of next year’s officers


    Active Physics  presentation during lunch  (It’s About Time)

1:30-3:30    Workshops  and  Discussion Groups  

 Lab workshop:   Pasco  vs.  Vernier  -  compare hardware/software for  8  demo labs

      Ann and Carl Schmiedekamp  (Pasco)   and    Barry Feierman  (Vernier)

Discussion and Focus Groups:  SEPS will provide moderators for discussions about any of the questions below.

  • ·       How do we connect physics to the real world?
  • ·       What do you do to engage your students?
  • ·       What are your systems? (on paper and online)
  • ·       What is your curriculum sequence and why is it that way?
  • ·       Issues related to teaching  AP C  curriculum  (labs, HW, group work, exams)


2017-2018  membership dues:  $10  membership in SEPS  (independent of national AAPT)

Conference:  Member  fees  (for those who have already paid $10 dues for 2017 - 2018)

      Friday dinner     $30

      Saturday only    $40

      Both                    $65

Late or non-member fees

      Friday dinner     $35

      Saturday only    $45

      Both                    $75

Student fees

    Friday dinner    $20

    Saturday only    $15

    Both    $30


Register:   Deadline March 2, 2018

Google Accounts register here: 

Non-Google users, or if the link does not work, contact Art Zadrozny at the email address below

Send payments by check made out to SEPS/AAPT by  March 2  deadline

     Art Zadrozny

     16 Painters Lane

     Chesterbrook, PA   19087


NJAAPT  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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