The Spring 2006 Meeting

of the American Association of Physics Teachers, Northern California/Nevada Section

will take place at San Mateo High School
Friday & Saturday, April 21–22, 2006
Save the date!

50th Anniversary Meeting!

The Local Host is: Paul Robinson (laserpablo@aol.com)

The NCNAAPT Program Chair is (guess who?): Paul Robinson (laserpablo@aol.com)


Call for Contributed Talks:

Show-n-Tell items

We solicit contributed papers of 15 minutes in length. Suitable topics include teaching ideas, research projects, laboratory techniques, novel demonstrations, computers and instruction. Please send an abstract of your talk, with title, your name and affiliation, AV and equipment requests, and other requirements to the Program Chairman, Paul Robinson, preferably by email at laserpablo@aol.com. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2006.

Make it easy: Submit your proposal online here. (This is no longer a link because the conference is over!)

Bring your favorite 5-minute demonstration for the popular "Show-n-Tell." Handouts describing your demonstration are encouraged.

The meeting will include:

  • Workshops - Details in the program. If you are interested in presenting a workshop on Friday, contact Paul with your idea and your needs.
  • Friday Night Social
  • Saturday Morning Refreshments
  • Invited Speakers:
    Brian Holmes of San Jose State University will give an entertaining talk on the physics of musical instruments.
    Tom Noddy, world renowned as “the Bubble Guy,” is coming to blow his famous “square” bubble. He will give a special performance Saturday.
  • Contributed Talks:
    This could be you! (See above left for information on how to participate.)
  • Show-n-Tell
  • The world-famous "Order of Magnitude Question"
  • Door Prizes
  • WOW! A 50th anniversary special! 50 demonstrations in 50 minutes

More Info

Dues and Don’ts

We have a link to hotel and travel information here.

So plan to attend; block the dates on your calendar; then join us in San Mateo.

Tim Erickson
web lackey

Meeting registration is $15, which helps to cover printing and goodies. But first-timers are free! And don’t forget, PTSOS participants: your dues are already paid!

Section dues are $15 per year, due each Fall. If you cannot attend the meeting, send dues to our treasurer, Dennis Buckley, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood, CA 94513. This will ensure that you remain an active member—and keep finding out about all the great stuff NCNAAPT can do for you!

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