Fall 2014 Meeting in Albany

Joint NY, NE, & NJ Regional Meeting | New Jersey Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

Joint NY, NE, & NJ Regional Meeting

Interesting Physics – Good Physics Teaching


OCTOBER 10 AND 11, 2014 Siena College

515 Loudon Road

Loudonville NY 12211 (Albany NY AREA)

Registration is open. Registration form at http://www.nyss-aapt.org.

Registrants will receive an email confirmation and a printed receipt will be included in their registration packet.

Registration for the free tour of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Friday dinner at Siena are requested by September 26, 2014. Space at those events can not be guaranteed after that date.

Student Poster Session Announced: In an effort to attract undergraduate students we will have a Student Poster Session, with categories for Physics and Physics Education Research. Prizes for posters in both categories will be awarded.

Its not too late, we still have a little room in our schedule for additional submitted presentations or short workshops; please contact meeting organizers at executive_board@nyss-aapt.org. Inquiries by email to Robert Stewart, NYSS-AAPT Secretary/Treasurer at rstewart1@hvc.rr.com.

Program Outline Friday, October 10, 2014

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Guided tour of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Please reserve your place on the tour by Friday, Sept. 26.

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Evening Dinner Meeting and Get Together: Cocktail hour (cash bar), dinner, and entertainment (physics-themed quiz game). All to be held at the Norm in Serra Dining Hall. Cost is $35 per person. Please make reservations by Friday, September 26.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration, coffee, and pastries outside of Key Auditorium, Roger Bacon Hall, Siena College campus

9:00 am – 4:00 pm with Lunch at Noon – A full day of physics-education-themed presentations in the Key Auditorium and classrooms in Roger Bacon Hall.

A partial list: • PTRA Workshop – TIPERS (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) • The New AP Physics 1&2: The Reasoning and the Resources for the Program • Teaching Particle Physics to High School Students: Methods, Resources, Demonstrations and Activities • Plotly: On-line Graphing Tool for Teaching Physics • Wrapping Our Minds around Physics: Student Performance, Tools for the Common Core, and the NYS View of NGSS • Activity Based Physics e-edition • Johnston’s Physics Emporium – A 40 Year Apparatus/Demo Collection • Jepperdee for the Physics Classroom

4:30 – 6:30 pm: Anyone be interested in a group dinner (dutchtreat) AFTER the presentations Saturday check the bulletin board at the registration table. Restaurant directions will be provided.

Area Accommodations: Hotel Indigo, 254 Old Wolf Road, Latham, NY 12110, 518-869-9100, which is holding rooms (each with one king-size bed) for attendees of “Physics Conference-Siena ” at the special conference rate of $112 + 14% tax ($127.68 total) for 1 night, 10/10/14 if a room is reserved by Sept. 19, 2014 (later, if available),

La Quinta, 833 Old Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110. Call Group Reservations Department at 1-866-527-1498. Rooms are being held until Sept. 19, 2014, for members of the “American Association of Physics Teachers” (reservation block confirmation number 0781875) at the special conference rate of $132 + 14% tax ($150.48 total) for 1 night, 10/10/14.

Hampton Inn, Ulenski Drive 10(near I-87 exit 4), Albany, NY 12205; 3 miles from Siena. Call 1-800-HAMPTON and reference the “American Association of Physics Teachers.” Rooms are being held at the rate of $109 + 14% tax (total: $124.26) for 1 night, 10/10/14 if reserved by Sept. 19.

Quality Inn and Suites, 611 Troy Schenectady Road (near I-87 exit 6), Latham, NY 12110; 3 miles from Siena ; call 785-5891and reference the physics teachers conference at Siena. Rooms are being held at the rate of $89.99 + 14% tax (total: $102.59) for 1 night, 10/10/14 if claimed by Sept. 26. If you will share a room, you may want to ask for a suite at the same price.

Cocca’s, 706 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110; 1.5 mi. from Siena; if available, rooms will be given at a one-night rate $74.05 + tax (discounted from 79.75 + tax) for anyone who mentions “Siena Physics” while checking in for 10/10/14. Tel.: 785-0776. [The real cost, including tax, is $84.42.]

Feel free to try these (all 2 – 4 mi. from Siena): Homewood Suites by Hilton, 216 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 438-4300 Hampton Inn, 981 New Loudon Road, Latham 12110; 785-0555 Holiday Inn Express, 946 New Loudon Road, Latham 12110; 783-6162 Super 8 Motel, 681 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham 12110; 783-8808 Days Inn, 2 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 459-3600 Red Roof Inns, 188 Wolf Road, Albany 12205; 459-1971