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’s 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.
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.
Our chapter has received limited funding that allows us to subsidize dependent care costs for members who otherwise would not be able to attend. We can distribute grants of $75 for parents/caregivers with one dependent or $150 for multiple dependents. Applications are now open for Spring. Continue reading “Dependent Care Grants”
Save the date, we’ll be at the City College of San Francisco for our fall conference. We’ll have a social event at the Mission Science Workshop on the evening of Friday, November 3, from 6-9 (your arrival and departure times are flexible). On Saturday the 4th, we’ll have our main event. Pre-registration has closed, dues will be $25 at the door.
The Saturday highlights include a Q&A with science author Mary Roach, San Jose State’s Brian Holmes on the Physics of Music, a memorial demo show honoring Paul Doherty and an expert panel on how to best serve our transgendered students. And, of course, there will be a poster session, lots of tacos and Share & Tell. Continue reading “We are at CCSF in November!”
Our keynote speaker is Jessie Dotson, project scientist for NASA’s K2 Mission. Pictured to the right, she’ll tell us about recent Kepler results. We’ll also have all of the other things that make our meetings so much fun, Share&Tell, a panel, workshops and we are bringing back the poster session. If you paid dues last Fall, registration is free (we’ll send you an email with a discount code), otherwise dues are $20 through Wednesday night, $25 at the door. Click here to register for the main event: http://ncnaapt.org/event-registration?ee=39Continue reading “Spring Meeting – Mt. Diablo HS – April 28/29”
We are very pleased to have Carl Wieman, 2001 Nobel Prize winner, and the driving force behind the PhET simulations, as our keynote speaker. The title of his talk is “Taking a scientific approach to teaching physics.”
AAPT National’s Summer 2016 Meeting is being held in our backyard, at the Sacramento Convention Center with workshops at Sacramento State University.
Saturday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Whether you’ve never been to a National meeting, or are a regular attendee, this is a great opportunity to attend with lower travel costs. One day will be a “High School” day, with a lower registration fee for teachers who wish to only attend that day (although we encourage you to attend all days!)
Information can be found here:
Meeting home page (registration is not up yet, but will appear on this page when it is).
Abstract submission page. You can either give an eight minute talk, or present a poster at one of the poster sessions. Share your knowledge with others (and remember, some of the ‘posters’ are just presentation slides printed out on 8.5×11 paper–it’s the content that is important, not the style).
If you’d like to help out, there will likely be opportunities to volunteer. Please complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with you.