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Second Annual Spring Meeting
UNC Wilmington
March 21-22, 1997

Abstract and Pre-registration deadline: February 24, 1997


Meeting Highlights | Pre-registration | Call for Nominations | Prizes |
Hostess:
Hildelisa C. Hernandez
Dept. of Physics
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington NC 28403-3297

Send Titles and Abstracts to:
John L. Hubisz, Secretary-Treasurer hubisz@unity.ncsu.edu OR
Richard R. Patty, President-Elect richard_patty@ncsu.edu
North Carolina State University
Dept. of Physics Box 8202
Raleigh NC 27695-8202
(919)515-3099 FAX
Highlights
Friday Evening:
Ronald D. Edge, President AAPT, on string and sticky tape Social Evening following presentation
Saturday Morning:
John M. Blondin, "Supercomputers and Astrophysics"
Charles E. Robertson, Four-Year College/University Representative to the Executive Board of the AAPT, on laboratories
Saturday Afternoon:
Raymond A. Serway, James Madison University, "Directions in Physics Education"
James and Nancy Watson, Physics & Astronomy Dept. and Burris Laboratory School, Ball State University, workshop on physics of toys (registration required as arrangements need to be made in advance for take home materials.) (2 hours)
Mary Avery, Forsyth Technical Community College, workshop on calculator based laboratory (2 hours)

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations are sought for the position of Vice-President and Four-Year College/University Member-at-Large. Send your nomina- tions to the secretary-treasurer or Richard R. Patty, Physics Dept., Box 8202, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 27695-8202 richard_patty@ncsu.edu

The Nominating Committee has put forth Monty Laycox of Western Piedmont Community College for the Vice-President position and Hildelisa Hernandez for the Four-Year College/University Member- at-Large.

The election will be held at the spring business meeting.

PRIZES
There will be a $150 prize towards attending and presenting a similar paper at a national AAPT Meeting for the best pedagogical paper and a $100 prize for the best student presentation.

Mary Avery of Forsyth Technical Community College won the prize for the best pedagogical paper and Nick Remmes of Guilford College won the prize for the best student presentation at the Fall Meeting.

SACS
The Southern Atlantic Coast Section will meet the week before our meeting at the University of South Carolina - Aiken Campus hosted by Henry Gurr who has a special program prepared. Contact Linda L. Payne at lpayne@scsu.edu, (803)536-8500 FAX, or (803)536-7113 for further information. We hope to make the Fall Meeting at Lenoir-Rhyne a joint meeting with SACS.

EXHIBITORS
There will be no charge for exhibitors, but we ask that they make a small contribution towards the cost of coffee and snacks. For those exhibitors who feel that they can not attend, but wish to have something on display, please send materials in care of our hostess, Hildelisa Hernandez. In order to better prepare for the accommodations, please notify the secretary-treasurer if you wish to have a place reserved. There will also be a table set aside for recruiting brochures. We expect approximately 100-120 people to attend.

SUGGESTIONS FROM THE SURVEYS
Continuing to respond to the suggestions from the survey last March we have invited speakers and workshop leaders to meet those requests. Both workshops should be of high interest to high school teachers and college teachers of introductory physics courses. Members are encouraged to present papers on topics from that list. Poster papers and other workshops are also welcome. Please note any special requests for equipment on your abstract.

Paul Hewitt has agreed to speak at our Spring 1998 Meeting at the North Carolina School of science and Mathematics in Durham.

FOOD
Social Friday evening - light snack

Saturday morning Snack - bagels, muffins, coffee, and juice in- cluded with registration.

Lunch - Cold plate buffet

 

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