Fall Meeting at Bellarmine (San Jose) Nov 9/10!

Our next meeting will be at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose on November 9 and 10. We are pulling out all of the stops for this one! We’ve got two great invited speakers. In the morning we’ll have Carl Wieman, 2001 Nobel Prize winner, and the driving force behind the PhET simulations project.

In the afternoon we’ll feature Tracy Van Houten. She took a leave from NASA’sTracy Van Houten Jet Propulsion Laboratory to run for California’s 34th Congressional District, in an attempt to become the first woman engineer in Congress. She was showcased in this article from The Atlantic.  She spoke to us via Skype at a previous meeting, and we liked her so much we’re bringing her north.

To register, go to http://ncnaapt.org/event-registration?ee=43.  If your dues are current, you should have received an email giving you a free registration coupon code.  If not, then yearly dues are $20, which includes two meetings and a whole lot of food.  If you are interested, but have responsibilities around taking care of loved ones on Saturdays, we have mini-grants that help cover dependent care.  Read here for details: http://ncnaapt.org/archives/2948.  We will also have a lactation room available.

On Friday the 9th we will meet at Bellarmine for a pair of workshops.  Both PASCO and PocketLabs will run events from 4:30 to 6:30.  We will have no-host dining at BJ’s Brewery at 7PM, and at 8:30 we will return to Bellarmine for a star party.  RSVP information will be sent to registered attendees on a regular basis.

The morning will consist of registration, a poster session, an expert panel and Carl’s talk.  We’ll have the traditional NCNAAPT taco lunch, with extended time for discussions with colleagues and/or a tour of Bellarmine’s makerspace and robotics labs.  The afternoon will be anchored by Tracy’s talk, and will be followed by information on Step Up 4 Women by Bree Barnett Dreyfuss and the Model Minority Myth by David Marasco.  We’ll close with Share & Tell.  At some point there will be a raffle.

How to get to Bellarmine?  Use the map link below, or go to our CarPool page.

Many more details as our planning develops.

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