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Author: David Marasco

Spring Meeting at Sierra College April 13, 2024

Our Spring conference will be April 12-13, 2024 at Sierra College in Rocklin. Registration is at Annual dues are $20, which covers two meetings, food included. If you dues are current from our fall meeting, you will get an email with a coupon code for registration to this meeting. Our keynote speaker will be Dan Burns, who has spent decades improving physics education in Northern California and beyond. His career has spanned rocket engineering at Lockheed-Martin, high school physics teaching, and work at PASCO. He currently heads the PTSOS program that helps new (and not-so-new) physics teachers. We’ll have…

Contra Costa College Maps

The address for Contra Costa College is: 2600 Mission Bell RoadSan Pablo, CA 94806 You can find them on Google Maps at: Typically we hold the bulk of our meetings in GE-225. A campus map can be found at:

Fall 2023 Meeting – Nov 3/4 at Contra Costa College

Our fall meeting will be at Contra Costa College on November 3/4. Registration is closed. You will still be able to pay at the door, but prior registration makes our food ordering go more smoothly. A Google Maps link to their location is: On the night of Friday the 3rd we’ll gather for an optional social event at CCC’s planetarium for pizza. For our main event on Saturday we are happy to announce that we’ll have Clausell Mathis from Michigan State University and Tom Noddy (The Bubble Guy) as our invited speakers. In addition we’ll have share & tell,…

Bellarmine (San Jose) on April 22, 2023

Our spring meeting will be at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose on April 22. We are happy to announce that we’ll have Zeke Kossover from the Exploratorium and Beth Callaghan from the Monterey Bay Aquarium as our invited speakers. In addition we’ll have share & tell, a poster session, opportunities for networking and more. Pre-registration has closed. Walk-ups can pay at the door. Here is a campus map: Tentative Schedule: 8-9 Registration/Poster Session 9-9:15 Welcome 9:15-10:15 Breakout Groups 10:15-10:30 Break 10:30-11:45 Keynote #1: Zeke Kossover 11:45-12:00 Short Business Meeting 12:00-1:15 Lunch & Network 1:15-2:30  Keynote #2: Beth Callaghan 2:30-3:…