Greater Chicagoland PICUP Workshop 2019


Friday evening, September 20 and all day Saturday, September 21, 2019 | Follow the link below for a detailed schedule.


  • Lewis University, Main Academic Building, Room AS-158-A
  • Address: One University Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446
  • Parking: Visitor Lot D off University Drive North
  • Coordinates: 41°36'24.95"N 88°04'49.27"W; 41.606927, -88.080348


Who Should Attend

Any physics educators from around the Chicagoland 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.

NOTE: Those who attended last year's Chicagoland PICUP workshop are welcome (and encouraged!) to return.  In addition to the introductory topics, intended for faculty who have little or no experience integrating computational activities into their physics courses, or for prior attendees who would like refreshers, there will be concurrent sessions with advanced and other topics of computational and pedagogical interest.


Registration: $15 for Friday (includes dinner) and $15 for Saturday (includes breakfast & lunch)

Registration deadline: Sept. 13

Register here

Local Hotel Info

Poster Session

If you have experience in integrating computational activities into your undergraduate or high school physics courses, and would like to display and discuss your work in this area, there will be a formal poster session during the day on Saturday. Please consider bringing a poster detailing your computational pedagogical efforts.

Workshop Schedule

Click here for the detailed schedule for Friday and Saturday

Questions/Need help?

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