Events

Upcoming Events

August 2020

  • PICUP Back-to-School Webinar: Tools of the Trade
    Wednesday, August 12th at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    Join us for a special back-to-school PICUP webinar where we’ll briefly explore a number of free tools that are available to help you deliver computational activities in your physics courses:  Jupyter Notebooks (local and in the cloud), Spyder, Octave/Matlab, GlowScript/VPython, p5.js, and Excel/Google spreadsheets. After being introduced to these platforms, you’ll be able to ask questions and schedule follow-up learning opportunities based on the platform(s) that interests you most.

    The mini follow-up workshops associated with the Back-to-School Webinar are listed below (the first at the end of August, and the others in September). If you haven't already please follow the sign-up link and fill out the brief form.

  • Spreadsheets Workshop
    Monday, August 31 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    Conducted by by Kelly Roos, Bradley University. Brief Agenda:
    - Example of a series of spreadsheet-based activities for an introductory mechanics class
    - Building a control panel in a spreadsheet
    - Very Brief primer/refresher on simple Euler and Euler-Cromer methods
    - Solving a differential equation (i.e. F=ma dynamics problem) with a spreadsheet

    Watch the workshop video recording: https://youtu.be/7qFRNeZq6kk

September 2020

  • Octave/MATLAB Workshop
    Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    Interested in learning more about using Octave/Matlab to integrate computation into your physics class? Karen Camarda (Washburn University) will be leading an interactive workshop to help you learn this tool of the trade on Tuesday September 1st at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT.

    Watch the workshop video recording: https://youtu.be/7qFRNeZq6kk

  • GlowScript Workshop
    Wednesday, September 2 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    You are welcome to attend even if you did not sign up for the workshop. Given this interest in the practical pedagogical aspects, I've decided to do the following:
    1) I will spend some time providing an overview of what features GlowScript VPython offers for students and for instructors.
    2) The second part of the workshop will concentrate on practical pedagogy, led by Ruth Chabay, who has been deeply engaged in integrating computational modeling into the calculus-based intro physics course since 1997.

    Follow this link for a useful and detailed summary of the GlowScript workshop: GlowScript Workshop Summary

  • Spyder Workshop
    Thursday, September 3 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    Conducted by Larry Engelhardt, Francis Marion University.

  • p5.js Workshop
    Monday, September 7 at 12pm EDT/9am PDT
    AND
    Saturday, September 12 at 12pm EDT/9am PDT

    Interested in learning more about using p5.js to integrate computation into your physics class? Prof. Chris Orban, Ohio State University, will be leading an interactive workshop to help you learn more about this tool. I don't have a long agenda for the workshop. We will focus on whatever people are interested in whether it's building things in p5.js or using activities I've created with p5.js (including e&m and astronomy).

    Watch the workshop video recording: https://osu.zoom.us/rec/share/bF2_GMrwhMCQpzCN3c2OlXccYzPs-Iv8YK0EOwQromC5sUFuS_lsX7baKUzXL7dl.BcpmIlXf0jVMnYmf?startTime=1599927240000

  • Jupyter Notebooks Workshop
    Wednesday, September 9 at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT

    Are you interested in learning how to use Jupyter notebooks in your physics courses? Join Michelle Kuchera (Davidson College), Matteo Crismani (California State University, San Bernardino), and Nicholas Nelson (California State University, Chico) for a one-hour, hands-on workshop that will introduce you to the functionality of Jupyter notebooks running locally and in the cloud, and give you the chance to work collaboratively through a sample exercise or two. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday September 9th at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT. .

    Watch the workshop video recording: https://youtu.be/MRuR4XSmmow

  • SIGHPC Education Chapter Webinar

    Incorporating High Performance Computing in a Physics Curriculum
    Igor Bray, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia
    Tuesday, September 15 at 10am EDT

    Watch the workshop video recording: https://sighpceducation.acm.org/events.html

Past Events

    • PICUP Community Synchronous Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Monday, December 9, 2019 (The Good, the Bad, and the Computational: A Discussion on Your Integration of Computation This Semester) 

    • Special PICUP Community Synchronous Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Friday, December 6, 2019 (ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter Webinar on Incorporating Computation in the Physics Curriculum, Featuring Robert Panoff (Shodor Education Foundation) and Kelly Roos (Bradley U. / PICUP)

    • Special PICUP Community Synchronous Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Thursday, November 14, 2019 (ACM SIGHPC Education Chapter Webinar on Incorporating Computation in the Physics Curriculum, Featuring Larry Engelhardt (Francis Marion U. Physics) and Richard Gass (U. Cincinnati Physics)

    • PICUP Community Synchronous Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (Integrating computation into your non-computational class) 

    • Workshop: Teaching Computational Thinking Skills with MATLAB (sponsored by Mathworks)

      October 20-22, 2019, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

    • PICUP Community Synchronous Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (Plugging computation into upper-division physics courses without turning the class into a numerical methods course) 

    • Greater Chicagoland PICUP Workshop
      Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21, 2019; Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

      Workshop schedule.

    • PICUP Exercise Sets "Review-A-Thon" at the 2019 AAPT Summer Meeting, Utah Valley University

      Orientation for new reviewers, and review session for PICUP peer-reviewed repository, Sunday, July 21, 2019

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2019 AAPT Summer Meeting, Utah Valley University

      A Primer on Computing with Python, Sunday, July 21, 2019

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2019 AAPT Summer Meeting, Brigham Young University

      Integrating Computation into Introductory Courses, Saturday, July 20, 2019

    • 2019 PICUP Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls and Special PICUP/ALPhA Immersion!

      Monday, July 8 - Sunday, July 14, 2019 | Schedule for the week at River Falls

    • K-State PICUP Workshop

      Saturday, April 27, 2019, Kansas State University Department of Physics

    • PICUP Workshop at the APS April Meeting

      Saturday, April 13, 2019, Denver, CO

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2019 AAPT Winter Meeting, University of Houston

      Integrating Computation into Upper Level Courses, Sunday, January 13, 2019

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2019 AAPT Winter Meeting, University of Houston

      Integrating Computation into Introductory Courses, Saturday, January 12, 2019

    • PICUP Holiday Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Thursday, December 20, 2018 (General check-in about the semester and open discussion)

    • PICUP Community December Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (PICUP Editorial & Review Process)

    • PICUP Community October Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (Unique and Interesting Undergraduate-accessible Computational Problems)

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Far West Section of the American Physical Society

      October 19, 2018, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

    • Workshop: Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB (sponsored by Mathworks)

      October 14-16, 2018, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

    • PICUP Workshop at the Fall 2018 Meeting of the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of the AAPT

      October 13, 2018, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    • PICUP Community September Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Thursday, September 27 2018 (PICUP Editor's Meeting and Peer Review Q&A)

    • Greater Chicagoland PICUP Workshop
      Saturday, September 29, 2018, 9:00am-4:00pm CDT, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

      Workshop schedule.

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2018 AAPT Summer Meeting, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

      Sunday, July 29, 2018

    • 2018 PICUP Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls

      Saturday, July 14 - Friday, July 20, 2018 | Schedule for the week at River Falls

    • Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPha) Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College III (BFYIII) - 3D Physics: Integrating Experiment, Theory, and Computation

      Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2018, Loyola University-Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    • PICUP Community July Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Monday, July 9, 2018 (What to expect for your upcoming PICUP workshop)

    • PICUP Departmental Development Workshop at IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

      Saturday, April 28, 2018

    • PICUP Workshop at the Spring 2018 Meeting of the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of AAPT

      Saturday, March 3, 2018

    • PICUP Community February Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, February 27, 2018 (Special Guest Todd Zimmerman, Department of Chemistry and Physics, UW-Stout)

    • PICUP Community January Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Monday, January 29, 2018 (Special Guest Michelle Kuchera, Department of Physics, Davidson College)

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2018 AAPT Winter Meeting, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

      Sunday, January 7, 2018

    • PICUP Community November Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    • PICUP Departmental Development Workshop at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

      Tuesday, November 21, 2017

    • PICUP Arizona Regional Workshop at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

      Saturday, November 18, 2017

    • PICUP Community October Meeting (online via zoom.us)

      Monday, October 23, 2017

    • Exploration of Integrating Computation into the Curriculum, 2017 Fall Meeting of the Combined Illinois and Wisconsin Sections of the AAPT, Rockford University, Rockford, IL

      Friday, October 20, 2017

    • Workshop: Developing Competency in Teaching Computation using MATLAB (sponsored by Mathworks)

      October 15 - 17, 2017, Carleton College, Northfield, MN

    • PICUP Workshop at the Fall 2017 Fall Meeting of the North Carolina Section of AAPT

      Saturday, October 14, 2017

    • North East Ohio PICUP Regional Workshop at the John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH

      Saturday, October 7, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2017 AAPT Summer Meeting, Cincinnati, OH

      Sunday, July 23, 2017

    •  2017 PICUP Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls

      Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the Spring 2017 meeting of SACS-AAPT, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville, GA

      Saturday, April 22, 2017

    • PICUP Local Faculty Computational Community Development Workshop at the joint North Dakota and Minnesota AAPT Sections Spring Meeting, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

      Saturday, April 29, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the Spring Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

      Saturday, May 6, 2017

    • PICUP Community May Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    • PICUP Community April Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    • PICUP Workshops at the Spring Illinois Section of AAPT Meeting, Eastern Illinois University, Charelston, IL

      Friday, April 7, 2017 -AND- Saturday, April 8, 2017

    • PICUP Community March Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2017 APS March Meeting, New Orleans, LA

      Sunday, March 12, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the Texas AAPT Section Spring Meeting, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX

      Friday, March 10, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the 2017 AAPT Winter Meeting, Atlanta, GA

      Sunday, February 19, 2017

    • PICUP Community February Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    • PICUP Workshop at the APS April Meeting, Washington, DC

      Friday, January 27, 2017

    • PICUP Community December Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Monday, December 12, 2016

    • PICUP Community October Meeting (Online via zoom.us)

      Monday, October 24, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the Washington State Section of AAPT Meeting, Pierce College, Steilacoom, WA

      Saturday, October 22, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the Northeastern Region (New England, New York, & New Jersey AAPT Sections) Meeting, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

      Saturday, October 22, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of AAPT Meeting, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

      Saturday, October 22, 2016

    • 2016 PICUP Summer Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls

      Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5, 2016

    • PICUP Demo Workshop at the AAPT Summer Meeting, Sacramento, CA

      Sunday, July 17, 2016, 8am - 12pm

    • PICUP Workshop at the Chesapeake AAPT Section Meeting, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

      Saturday, April 23, 2016

    • Global Physics Department Webinar

      Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the Southern Atlantic Coast Section of AAPT Meeting, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

      Saturday, April 16, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the APS April Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

      Friday, April 15, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the APS March Meeting, Baltimore, MD

      Sunday, March 13, 2016

    • PICUP Workshop at the AAPT Winter Meeting, New Orleans, LA

      Sunday, January 10, 2016