Spring Meeting at Stanford!
AAPT Northern California/Nevada
Friday & Saturday, April 7-8, 2000
Local Host: Rick Pam
Stanford University has been a veritable cradle of Nobel Prize physicists. We are fortunate to have Doug Osheroff "So What Really Happens at Absolute Zero?" and Steven Chu "Holding onto atoms and biomolecules with light" to keynote the program. Add tours of research labs, our usual "Show 'n Tell", and Contributed Papers, and this should be a great reason to turn out for an educational and inspiring day.
Two workshops will be offered on Friday, April 7. Unfortunately, you will need to choose between them.
Particles: Andria Erzberger will offer a Particles Workshop from 9-3. The workshop will be held on the Stanford campus and will adjourn to a "behind the scenes" tour of SLAC after a day spent learning about the smallest particles of the universe.
Interfacing: Clarence Bakken will offer an Interfacing Workshop from 9-3. It will be held in the Stanford Physics Department, and will feature hands-on work with the new LabPro from Vernier Software and CBL2 from Texas Instruments. The workshop will adjourn to a "behind the scenes" tour of SLAC after a day of measuring forces and motion and light and heat and....
More information on the workshops is posted here.
Friday evening will include "behind the scenes" tours at SLAC, no-host dinner, and a talk. Giorgio Gratta will present a talk on "The amazing tale of the tiny neutrinos". Learn about how physicists around the world are joining in the study of what we believe to be the lightest particle with finite mass.
Join the most active section of AAPT as we renew old acquaintances and make new ones. More details to follow.
New Teacher Workshop
This popular Saturday afternoon workshop is intended for teachers who are either new to teaching physics and/or those who have been at it for a while but still feel like theyre new! All new teachers will be networked with experienced teachers. The workshop includes valuable teaching tips, goodie bags, raffles where everyone wins, question and answer panels, popcorn, and more! In addition to participants, we also are soliciting presenters for this workshop to share a particular topic or teaching technique of about 15 - 30 minutes in length. Teachers interested in attending the New Teacher Workshop, or teachers interested in presenting at this workshop, please contact Paul Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your favorite 5-minute demonstration for the popular "Show 'n' Tell". Handouts describing your demonstration are encouraged.
Two web pages with hotel/motel information are available through Stanford. The first is through Stanford proper, while the second is through SLAC. Check them out online. There is a wide variety of accomodations available.
Invite a teacher or professor from a neighboring school, bring some students, all are welcome.
Signup for ListServe
We have set up a listserve for the members and friends of NCNAAPT. You can participate (we promise not to be blabby) by sending an e-mail message to "email@example.com". Doing so will get you onto the mailing list which we can use to help publicize events such as the spring meeting, workshops, job openings, or even cool physics ideas. We encourage all high school and college physics teachers to join our e-mail group.
Dues and Donts
Section dues are $10 per year, due each Fall. If you cannot attend the meeting, remain an active member by sending dues to our treasurer Dennis Buckley, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood, CA 94513. The registration fee for the fall meeting is $10, payable at the door. First-timers are free!
This page will be updated as we grow closer to the actual meeting. Check back to see what's planned. Plan to spend some quality time with fellow Physics Teachers from Northern California and Nevada.