2020 Boston and New England PICUP Workshop


Saturday, April 4, 2020, 9:30am - 4:00pm | Canceled for April

ALERT: Due to the developing Coronavirus situation, we have decided to postpone the Boston workshop until later in the year, hopefully this Fall. 


  • Tufts University, Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC), Room 401
  • Address: 574 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155
  • Parking: Dowling Hall Garage (Campus Visits/Admissions), 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
  • Coordinates: 42°24'12"N 71°06'50"W; 42.40351069,-71.11394464


The pic above on the right is a participant tunneling into the Tufts CLIC, and getting trapped at the workshop!

Who Should Attend

Any physics educators within striking distance of the Boston area that want to energize their physics courses! The scope of this workshop is appropriate for physics teachers from high schools, 2-year colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities. 

The workshop will include demonstrations and discussions about various aspects of integrating computational activities into physics courses at all levels from introductory to advanced.  There will also be guided working time wherein participants will explore tested computational exercises, and will build an outline that will serve as the beginning of a plan for integrating computational activities into their specific courses. Finally, by participating in this workshop participants will become plugged into a growing and supportive community of like-minded physics educators dedicated to improving the physics curriculum. The support system includes a repository of developed computational materials as well as dedicated online and personal community support.


Early Bird
(Deadline: March 22, 2020)

(including walk-in on April 4)

Event canceled for April

$20 $25

Registration includes lunch and snacks!

ALERT: Since the workshop has been canceled for April, registration refunds will be provided to those who have already paid the registration fee.  Refunds will be processed soon.  Please contact one of the workshop coordinators (contact info below) if you have any questions or concerns.

Local Hotels

A Cambridge House Inn

Hyatt Place Boston/Medford

Porter Square Hotel

Sheraton Commander Hotel

Workshop Program

Tentative Schedule

Questions/Need help?

If you have any questions, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact one of the workshop coordinators:

Tim Atherton, Tufts University

Jay Wang, UMass Dartmouth

Danny Caballero, Michigan State University

Kelly Roos, Bradley University