2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College

An ALPhA Event
July 25, 2012 - July 27, 2012 in University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University

Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY) of College

ALPhA, the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association, held its 2012 Topical Conference on Laboratory Instruction: Beyond the First Year (BFY) of College at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2012, immediately preceding the 2012 AAPT Summer Meeting.

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Conference Overview

This conference offered an unusual and excellent opportunity for hands-on exposure to a broad selection of contemporary instructional labs appropriate to Modern Physics, Electronics, Optics, and Advanced Lab courses, as well as to key instructional labs in Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Quantum Mechanics, etc.  Conference participants shared their laboratory expertise and materials in a variety of venues, including specific laboratory topics and curricular models that are effective at different types of institutions. Commercial vendors of advanced laboratory equipment presented working demonstrations of their products.  

Vendors attending and offering workshops included:
   ThorLabs        Modus Medical             Spectrum Techniques
   ColdQuanta    NADA Scientific             TeachSpin
   PASCO            NanoScience                TelAtomic
   Klinger            National Instruments

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