UNITED STATES YOUNG PHYSICISTS TOURNAMENT
The 2017 United State Young Physicists Tournament, USAYPT, will be held in January 2017 at University of the Sciences. The Physics Academy has been organized by University of the Sciences and Phoenixville High School to engage more High Schools in the tournament.
The first meeting of the Academy was held on April 7. A second meeting will be held at University of the Sciences the week of May 16th. Click here to fill out a survey to determine the most convenient date and time for the meeting. A third meeting will be held on May 24th at 4:30 at the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downingtown. For more information, contact Gerard Jennings (JenningsG -at- pasd.com).
NEW SEPS/AAPT WORKSHOP ON MAY 21, 2016
Southeast Pennsylvania AAPT section is offering a Workshop at Bryn Mawr College on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 am to 12:00. Coffee and bagels served at 8:30 am. Cost is $10 but is FREE to anyone with a current 2016 SEPS/AAPT membership.
This Workshop is an Open House at the introductory lab to explore any of the 16 labs that are set up for the spring semester, covering a variety of topics in mechanics, E&M, and waves. Some of the equipment is easy for you to duplicate, some use Vernier sensors, and all will offer some ideas for your own classes. One involves taking your own EKG heart signals and interpreting the results.
Location: Park Science Center (Old Gulf Rd and Roberts Road). Parking is free. To register, contact Barry Feierman (bhfeier -at- aol.com). Send a check for $10 made out to SEPS/AAPT (unless you've already paid dues this year) to Barry Feierman, PO Box 50 Westtown, PA 19395. Contact Barry if you have any questions. Registration deadline May 14
SPRING MEETING UPDATE
The 2016 Spring Meeting was held Friday and Saturday April 1-2, 2016, at Saint Joseph's University. It featured Friday night dinner with guest speaker Paul Hewitt, Saturday morning invited speakers, and Saturday afternoon workshops.
Invited speakers: Paul Steinhardt (Princeton University) spoke on "Once Upon a Time in Kamchatka" (his travels to the far east of Russia and research into quasicrystals); Rick Van Berg (University of Pennsylvania) spoke on "Sixty Years of Experimental Neutrino Physics...A Somewhat Personal Perspective". Workshops: Jim Ferrara presented a workshop about teaching the new AP1 and AP2 Physics curricula; PASCO presented a hands-on workshop on their CAPSTONE software and accompanying hardware.
Click here to see Barry's slides of the meeting.
Free SEPS/AAPT Workshops (2015-2016)
The first of three Workshops was held on Saturday Oct 3rd at Saint Joseph's University. This hands-on workshop, on the theme of "Measuring Mass", was presented by Barry Feierman and Kathleen McElroy.
The second workshop (Electricity and Magnetism) was held February 6 at LaSalle.
The third workshop in the series will take place at LaSalle in early Fall 2016.
Annual Holiday Demonstration Show at
The University of Pennsylvania Department of Physics and
Astronomy presented its annual Holiday Demonstration Show on Monday and
Tuesday, January 11 & 12, 2016. Click here to see the announcement.