!!! CALL FOR PAPERS !!!

 

8th Annual Spring Meeting

 

North Carolina Section

American Association of Physics Teachers

 

March 21-22, 2003

 

 

 

 

North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro NC 27411

 

 

Abstract Deadline: March 7, 2003

 

Check out our Web site http://www.physics.ncsu.edu/ncsaapt/

 


Highlights

 

Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood of North Carolina State University are our invited guests.  They are the authors of Matter & Interactions, volume I (Modern Mechanics) & volume II (Electric and Magnetic Interactions) published by John Wiley & Sons.  Visit http://www4.ncsu.edu/~rwchabay/mi for further information.  Ruth’s “Electric Field Hockey” for both PCs and Macs still gets high marks from my introductory students. 

 

 

Election

 

Nominations for the positions of Vice-President, Four-Year College/University Representative, an Section Representative (both Hugh Haskell and Mario Belloni have been nominated and have agreed to serve if elected.)  Self-nominations accepted!

 

Abstracts

 

Format: 1. Title 2. Presenter(s) 3. Affiliation 4. Address 5. Phone & FAX Numbers 6. e-mail address 7. Short description of paper

 

Papers are typically 15 minutes.  List any special equipment that you may need.  Overhead projectors will be available.  Send abstracts to Hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu using Word or as a text file.  You will immediately be notified if there is a problem.  U.S. Mail is certainly acceptable, but the secretary needs time to get the program put together.

 

Workshops

NONE YET SUBMITTED

 

 

Awards

 

There is a $100 prize for the best undergraduate student paper, a $100 prize for the best graduate student paper, and a prize of $150 towards expenses to present a similar paper at a national meeting suitably noting the support of the NCS-AAPT for the best pedagogical paper.  Please keep notes and make recommendations to any section officer to aid in their choice.  Hugh Haskell is chairman of the Awards Committee.  A new award designed to recognize superior undergraduate students has been established that carries with it an award of $100.  There is also the Walter C. Connolly Award ("An award to recognize outstanding pre-college teachers in the Section.")  We thank our sponsors for contributing to support these awards.

 

Last Fall Meeting the prize of $100 for the Best Undergraduate Student paper went to Jean Rockford of the College of Charleston for “The Electronic Structure of Chlorophyll a Cation Radicals as Determined from ESEEM Spectroscopy.”

 

The prize for the Best Pedagogical paper went to J. B. Sharma of Gainesville College for "Constructing Simulations using Interactive Physics for Enabling Physics Learning and K-12 Outreach."  He will receive $150 toward expenses to attend a national meeting to present a similar paper.

 

 

 

Accommodations

 

1.4 miles from NC A&T State University

 

Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC  27401

Local Phone:  (336) 379-8000, Toll Free Reservations:  (800) 228-9290

 

Rooms are reserved at the Greensboro Marriott Downtown for the evening of Friday March 21st, 2003.  We have reserved 35 double occupancy rooms and 15 single occupancy rooms for the evening.  Additional rooms are available if needed.  All rooms are $60.00 per night (there is no additional charge for the second person in the double occupancy room).  To get this rate, mention that you are with the NCS-AAPT Block.  All reservations must be made by February 27th, 2003, by calling the toll-free number (800) 228-9290.  You may check in on Friday afternoon after 3:00 pm and you must check out by 11:00 am on Saturday.  Parking is available on site for a one-time fee of $6.00 per registered vehicle. 

 

For those that arrive early, feel free to get a physical workout in the Marriott’s weight room (with free weights and machine weights), take a stroll on the treadmill, pump up your heart in the aerobics room, or simply cool down with a few laps in the indoor swimming pool.  If you’re one with a more transcendental mindset, enjoy the Marriott’s tanning salon and massage parlor, followed by a relaxing dip in the indoor Jacuzzi or sauna.

 

 

Directions to the Greensboro Marriott Downtown

 

From Charlotte / I-85 North

From I-85 North, exit 122B (Highway 220 North / Coliseum area).  The exit road changes into Freeman Mill Road.  Follow Freeman Mill Road approximately 5 miles into the downtown area.  Turn right on Smith Street.  Follow Smith Street to Greene Street.  Turn right on Greene Street. The hotel entrance is located 2 blocks on the left.

 

From Raleigh / Durham / I-85 South / I-40 West

Follow I-85 South / I-40 West to the Elm / Eugene Street exit (#125).  At the stoplight, turn right on Elm / Eugene Street.  Follow Elm / Eugene Street into the downtown area.  Turn right on Smith Street.  Follow Smith Street to Greene Street.  Turn right on Greene Street. The hotel entrance is located 2 blocks on the left.

 

From Highway 29 (coming from Reidsville, NC or Danville, VA)

Follow Highway 29 South towards Greensboro, taking the Cone Boulevard exit as you approach town.  At the top of the exit ramp’s hill, turn right onto Cone Boulevard.  Follow Cone Boulevard approximately 3 miles to Elm Street.  Turn left onto Elm Street.  Follow Elm Street into the downtown area.  Turn right onto Lindsay Street.  At the first stoplight, bear left onto Greene Street.  The hotel entrance is located on the left.

 

I-40 East (coming from Winston-Salem, NC)

Follow I-40 East to Freeman Mill Road (exit 218B).  Follow Freeman Mill Road approximately 5 miles into the downtown area.  Battleground Avenue becomes Smith Street.  Follow Smith Street to Greene Street.  Turn right on Greene Street. The hotel entrance is located 2 blocks on the left.

 

Highway 220 South

Highway 220 South becomes Battleground Avenue as you approach Greensboro.  Continue on Battleground Avenue to the downtown area.  Battleground Avenue becomes Smith Street.  Follow Smith Street to Greene Street.  Turn right on Greene Street. The hotel entrance is located 2 blocks on the left.

 

Highway 220 North

Highway 220 North becomes Freeman Mill Road.  Follow Freeman Mill Road into the downtown area.  Turn right on Smith Street.  Follow Smith Street to Greene Street.  Turn right on Greene Street. The hotel entrance is located 2 blocks on the left.

 

Highway 421 North

Follow Highway 421 to I-85 South.  Then follow directions from I-85 South.

 

Highway 421 South

Highway 421 South turns into Market Street.  Follow Market Street into downtown.  Turn left onto Elm Street.  Go about ½ mile on Elm Street to Lindsay Street.  Turn left onto Lindsay Street.  At next stoplight, turn left onto Greene Street.  The hotel entrance is on the left.

 

 

Directions to North Carolina A&T


From Winston-Salem:  (40 E)

Travel on Interstate 40 East to Greensboro. Once within the city limits, continue on I-40 east for approximately 7 miles. Take the Patterson Street Exit. Follow Patterson Street to Highpoint Road. Turn left on Highpoint and drive approx. 3.6 miles (Highpoint Road turns into Lee St.). Turn left on Bennett Street. At the third stoplight, turn right on Market Street. At the second stoplight, turn left on Benbow Road. Webb Hall is the first building on your left.

From Charlotte (85 N)

Travel on Interstate 85 North until you reach the city of Greensboro. Once in Greensboro, continue on I-85 North to Exit #127 (Highway 29 North, Reidsville Exit). Take Exit 127 onto HWY 29 North. Remain on HWY 29 North for approx. four miles. Take the West Market Street/N.C. A&T University Exit. Once you exit, yield to the right on Market Street. At the second stoplight, turn right on Benbow Road. Webb Hall is the first building on the left.

From Durham (85 S/40 W)

Travel on Interstate 85 South/40 West to Greensboro. Once in Greensboro, take Exit #128 (Lee Street Exit). Bear right and continue on Lee Street approximately 2.7 miles. Turn right on Benbow Road. Travel on Benbow Road for .8 mile until reaching the Market Street intersection/stoplight. Cross over Market Street and Webb Hall is the first building on your left. 

From Reidsville (29 S)

Follow Highway 29 South into the city of Greensboro. Once in Greensboro, continue to follow 29 south for approximately six miles. Take the West Market St./A&T University Exit. Turn right on Market Street. At the first stoplight, turn right on Benbow Road. Webb Hall is the first building on your left.

From Martinsville (220 S)

Follow Highway 220 South into Greensboro. Once in Greensboro, 220 South turns into Battleground Rd. Continue on Battleground until reaching the Wendover Avenue East Exit. Take the Wendover East Ave. Exit and drive for approximately 4 miles. Turn right on Lindsay Street. At the second stoplight, turn left on Sullivan Street. Drive approx. two and one-half blocks on Sullivan St. to Benbow Rd. Turn right on Benbow Road and follow for approx. one mile. Webb Hall is on the right at the intersection of Market St. and Benbow Rd.

 

 

NCAT CAMPUS MAP


Pre-Registration

8th Annual Spring Meeting of the NCS-AAPT

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Greensboro NC 27411

March 21-22, 2003

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Please make cheques out to "NCS-AAPT" and mail to:

John L. Hubisz, Secretary-Treasurer, NCS-AAPT, Physics Dept., Box 8202, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695-8202

 

 


Local Arrangements

 

Coffee and doughnuts will be available.  Lunch is an all-you-can-eat menu ranging from simple soup, salad, and sandwiches to grilled items and dinner foods.  We will meet in a cordoned-off area of the cafeteria where we will also have our business meeting, including the election.

 

Sponsors

 

There is no charge for space at the meeting.  We do accept donations towards refreshments and door prizes.  If you do not intend to send a representative, we are willing to display your materials.  Please note that your sponsorship includes registration and all that goes with it.

 

Early Sponsors

 

American Association of Physics Teachers

Bernard O. Beck & Co.

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 John Wiley & Sons

 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

North Carolina State University

 PASCO

 Physics Academic Software

 Prentice-Hall

 Spectrum Techniques

 TeachSpin

Tel-Atomic

Thomson Learning (Brooks/Cole (ITP), Harcourt Brace/Saunders College Publishers)

Vernier Software

 

 

Local Committee

 

Chuck Stone, Abebe Kebede, and Floyd James