2019 PICUP Summer Faculty Development Workshop at UW River Falls

Energize Your Undergraduate Physics Courses with Computation!

In this week-long workshop, participants, with the guidance of the workshop coordinators, will develop a viable, personalized plan for integrating computation into their undergraduate physics course(s) to be implemented in the upcoming academic term(s), and interact with other enthusiastic faculty committed to improving the physics curriculum across the fruited plain, all in a stimulating and engaging, but not too geeky, environment. And the food and snacks are fantastic!

Logistical Workshop Information

Dates: July 8-14, 2019
Check-In Location: Lydecker Living and Learning Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. The nearest airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). For participants arriving at MSP, a shuttle will be provided for the round trip transfer from MSP to River Falls.
Housing Location: Jesse H. Ames Suites, a comfortable, modern dormitory located adjacent to Lydecker Center.

  • Address: 840 Wild Rose Avenue, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
  • Coordinates: 44°51'03.8"N 92°36'52.1"W; 44.851062, -92.614473
  • Nearest Airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

Arrival: Participants should plan to arrive in the early afternoon on Tuesday, July 9, to participate in the main workshop that will run from the morning of Wednesday, July 10 through the early afternoon of Sunday, July 14. 
Computational Tutorials on Tuesday, July 9 (Optional): For physics faculty with little or no experience with computational methods and programming languages, there will be a series of optional tutorial sessions offered throughout the day on Tuesday, July 9, that will serve to introduce inexperienced faculty to the fundamentals of using a computer to solve basic physics problems. These tutorials are intended to get faculty up to speed on programming and computational basics so that they can confidently participate in the main workshop that will commence on the morning of Wednesday, July 10. To participate in these tutorials, faculty are urged to arrive in the early afternoon of Monday, July 8.
Cost to Participate:

  • Registration
Early Bird Rate
(Deadline: April 1, 2019)
Standard Rate
(Deadline: May 1, 2019)
$100 for AAPT Members $150 for AAPT Members
$150 for non-AAPT Members $200 for non-AAPT Members
  • Local expenses will be covered for all accepted participants.
  • A limited number of travel scholarships may be available to applicants whose home institutions are unable to provide supportive travel funding. The scholarships will provide partial or full reimbursement of travel costs to and from the workshops.

Who should apply: All physics faculty, especially those who have not yet attempted to integrate computation into their undergraduate physics courses.

**Important Information on the Scope and Purpose of the PICUP Workshop**

Questions/Need Help?

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact the Workshop Coordinators.

Application and Registration Procedure

It is expected that there will be more applicant interest than available positions for the workshop; thus, interested applicants are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Click on the big green button below to fill out and submit a short application. You will be contacted very soon after submitting your application regarding acceptance to participate, and directed to the workshop registration form. Please note the early bird and standard registration deadlines of April 1, 2019, and May 1, 2019, respectively.

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