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The American Association of Physics
Teachers Central Pennsylvania Section exists for
the advancement of the teaching of physics in the
colleges and universities of Central Pennsylvania and environs,
the promotion of a professional spirit and
acquaintanceship among the members of the Section, and
the encouragement of instruction in physics in the
secondary schools of the region served by the Section.
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| Spring AAPT-CPS Conference and PTRA at Messiah College
Plenary Talk: Edward B. Davis, Professor of the History of Science
Topic: The Story of Isaac Newton
Every physicist knows a great deal about Newton’s physics,
but much of what is commonly known about his life story is out
of date. Dr. Davis’s doctoral mentor, the late Richard S. Westfall,
wrote the definitive biography of Newton; Davis also follows
the work of several other Newton experts. This talk presents
Newton’s family background, personality, education, religious
views, and brief political career, updating the picture many
physicists have of him.
PTRA Topic: Tasks Inspired by Educational Research
|See Meetings Page for details |
Support for Mini-Meetings
In its ongoing effort and mission to promote physics teaching in high schools and colleges,
AAPT-CPS has developed the concept of "Mini-Meetings".
These are meant to be more local meetings than the annual Spring Conference.
Examples of ideas include such things as talks, workshops, demos, etc.
See the meetings page for examples.
AAPT-CPS would like to help facilite Mini-Meetings.
If you would like to hold an AAPT-CPS mini-meeting, AAPT-CPS will sponsor up to $50 for expenses associated with your event.
We can also help with such things as mailing lists, speakers, brochures.
Please contact an AAPT-CPS officer for more information.
|AAPT-CPS offers 1 year free membership for new AAPT-CPS Conference Meeting attendees. |