September 2010 e-Wave
Alabama Section of AAPT
President-Duane Pontius email@example.com
President-Elect-Ali Yazdi firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Rep-Stan Jones email@example.com
Secretary/Treas-Tommi Holsenbeck firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President-Marllin Simon email@example.com
The Year 2010-11 in Physics
How can the Section help you? Please contact any officer to help us help you. There will be a “mini Section Introduction” during the ASTA meeting (https://fp.auburn.edu/asta/) at the McWane Center in Birmingham on Oct 26. Come and help us recruit new members to our Section. The Section Officers also want your input to plan a meeting Spring Semester that meets your needs.
Take time to answer these questions and email them back to firstname.lastname@example.org or to any officer. (Attached in separate document)
1. Which month in the spring do you prefer to have the meeting?
2. What format works best for you?
3. Would you donate door prizes or to a silent auction?
4. Would you volunteer for set-up, clean-up, presider, presenter, host, etc?
What other suggestions or questions
do you have?
Plan your winter
escape with a January trip to the AAPT Winter Meeting in Jacksonville, Florida.
Join the physics community January 8-12 for a week of learning, sharing, and
collaboration as we celebrate 100 Years of Nuclear Physics (1911-2011). Special
events include an evening with Marie Curie, a return of the 5k walk/run, and a
visit to St. Augustine. http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/wm2011/
Registration will be available in early October.
HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER’S DAYS at Winter Meeting in Jacksonville
SPONSORED BY SACS/AAPT
JANUARY 7TH, 8TH & 9TH
HOUSING IN THE KINGSLAND AREA:
Econolodge will have a group rate for $47/room (single or double) which includes continental breakfast. Rate is per night plus taxes.
RV Park is available for $25/ night. Both have Wi-Fi and Cable TV. Location is off I-95 at exit #3.
FRIDAY JANUARY 7TH
Workshop to be held at College of Coastal Georgia/Camden Campus:
8:00 to 11:00 AM-Session one for Nuclear Education Program. Teachers will spend time evaluating materials and reviewing labs.
11:00 to 2:00 PM- Trip to St. Mary’s
Two options are available. Cruise for two hours on Cumberland Sound which includes lunch.
Visit Submarine Museum and lunch on your own.
2:00 to 5:00 PM- Session two for Nuclear Education Program.
6:00 PM Dinner with Alex Dickson, former President of American Association of Physics Teachers, provided by College of Coastal Georgia.
Workshops will be presented by Energy Solutions and National Energy Education Development. Other materials will be available. Teacher kits will be available to take home for classroom use.
SATURDAY JANUARY 8TH
Engineering and NASCAR Day
7:30 AM- Board bus for Daytona- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
10:00 AM -Program at Embry Riddle on Engineering Sciences
12:30 PM- International Luncheon sponsored by ERAU. Speaker will Dr. Michael Hickey.
2:00PM-Travel to Daytona Speedway for Daytona 500 Experience which is part of the “Using NASCAR to Teach Physics”
6:00PM- Return to Kingsland, GA.
Notes: This trip is free to high school teachers/two year college professors and International members and friends. Other attendees of the Winter Meeting can attend if slots are available. Plans are for 100 attendees.
SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH
Physics of Golf Trip to World Golf Hall of Fame
8:00AM- Bus trip to St. Augustine World of Golf
10:00AM- Tour facilities, attend workshop on Using Golf to Teach Physics, play 18 hole putting green.
2:00 PM- Return bus trip to Hyatt/ Kingsland
6:00 to 8:00 PM- High School Shara-ton sponsored by AAPT
8:00 to 10:00 PM Vendor Open House sponsored by AAPT
Notes on Sunday: This program is open to any person attending the Winter Meeting of AAPT. The cost of the trip to World of Golf is $80 for one day registration (Sunday) or $30 for full meeting registration.
Local AAPT Sections will be hosting Physics Days at the 2010 NSTA Area Conferences
AAPT offers a full day of physics content at the NSTA Area Conferences. Physics Day consists of presentations on physics topics of current interest, physics demonstrations for the pre-college classroom and a make-and-take session. AAPT will be hosting a booth in the exhibit hall with giveaways and a raffle drawing!
You are invited to the Mississippi Association of Physics Meeting on Oct 8-9. See attachment.
If you haven’t discovered PHET software go check out the FREE simulations
For Your Enjoyment!
Here we have the shuttle being prepared for launch in time-lapse photography. Notice the small wiggle that the shuttle has when it is rotated. If you knew how fast the time lapse is, you could calculate the period of the shuttle as a torsional pendulum. It's just a large, expensive simple harmonic oscillator!
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