Events

This page is a compendium of upcoming and recent education events listed by the ComPADRE collections. You can also view our Event Archive.

Upcoming Events

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Team from the University of Michigan wins 2015 Jonathan Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert APS Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction.
April 3 - April 1, 2016
Carl Akerlof and Ramón Torres-Isea of the University of Michigan are the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert APS Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction.  The citation reads "For dedication to the spirit of hands-on experimental instruction in Physics, inspirational teaching in the Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory of the University of Michigan, and continued contributions to physics laboratory instruction in the United States."

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Incorporating Computation and Modeling into Physics and Astronomy Teaching
June 22 - June 25, 2015
Workshop for New Faculty
ACP, College Park, MD
June 22-25, 2015

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Creating JavaScript Simulations and Electronic Books for Computers and Tablets
July 25 - July 29, 2015
Workshop
AAPT 2015 Summer Meeting
College Park, MD
July 25-29, 2015

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Physics Education Research Conference 2015
July 29 - July 30, 2015
PERC 2015 will be held July 29-30, 2015 in College Park, MD.  The theme will be "Critical examination of laboratory-centered instruction and experimental research in physics education."

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2016 PhysTEC Conference
March 11 - March 13, 2016
Save the date!  The 2016 PhysTEC Conference, the nation's largest conference on physics teacher preparation, will be held on March 11-13 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, in Baltimore, MD. The conference will precede the APS March Meeting.

Recent Events

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Introduction to Tablet-Based Simulations with EjsS
March 5 - March 7, 2015
Workshop
TX AAPT/APS Meeting
March 5-7, 2015

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Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program
February 6 - February 8, 2015
The goal of the workshop is to assist departments in developing strategies for increasing enrollment of physics majors. Institutions are invited to send teams of 2-4 faculty members to analyze their current departmental situation and decide how to take actions that will help them sustainably achieve their goals.  This workshop is held in conjunction with the 2015 PhysTEC Conference

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2015 PhysTEC Conference
February 5 - February 8, 2015
The 2015 PhysTEC Conference will be held on February 5-7 in Seattle, WA. The theme for the conference is "Building Thriving Programs". The conference will feature a half-day pre-conference Learning Assistant Workshop on February 5th.

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Astronomy and Physics Simulations for Computers and Tablets
January 3 - January 6, 2015
Workshop
AAPT 2015 Winter Meeting
San Diego, CA
January 3-6, 2015

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Webinar: Teaching Physics Modules
December 2, 2014
This webinar will introduce the participants to a series of modules that they can use in their physics teacher preparation programs as supplements to the existing physics teaching methods courses, as an independent study course (the material will be enough for 3 credits) or as resources for the students to use without attached coursework. They can also be used in professional development programs and in PER courses for doctoral students.