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2018 AAPT Summer Meeting

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When
7/28/2018 8:00 AM - 8/1/2018 4:00 PM
Where
Renaissance Washington DC 999 Ninth St NW Washington, DC 20001

Program

   

Friday, 27 July 2018

 
Friday, July 27 * 12:15 PM - Depart from Renaissance Washington * 1:00 PM - Arrive at NOAA * 1:30 PM - Begin NOAA Tour * 3:30 PM - Tour ends and return to hotel Tour the Weather Operations floor and see satellite data being modeled into forecasting for ocean conditions, precipitation, tropical storms, climate and more! Learn more about the Science On a Sphere. You will see the input, analysis, and output model side of this National Weather Service operation. All participants will need a valid ID/passport. Registration for this tour will close one week in advance for foreign nationals to allow lead time for clearance.
Category
Special Event
AAPT has received a select number of tickets for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the only museum dedicated exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture. The African American History and Culture Museum is Washington, D.C's newest Smithsonian museum and tickets are in high demand and hard to come-by. Winners will be notified prior to the meeting. The drawing is for a set of 2 tickets timed for a 10:00 AM entry on July 27.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
AAPT has received a select number of tickets for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the only museum dedicated exclusively to the documentation of African American life, art, history, and culture. The African American History and Culture Museum is Washington, D.C's newest Smithsonian museum and tickets are in high demand and hard to come-by. Winners will be notified prior to the meeting. The drawing is for a set of 2 tickets timed for a 1:00 PM entry on July 27.
Category
Special Event
Time
1:00 PM
1:00 PM

Saturday, 28 July 2018

 
Time
7/28/2018 8:00 AM - 8/1/2018 5:00 PM
8:00 AM

Sunday, 29 July 2018

 
Time
7/29/2018 7:00 AM - 8/1/2018 4:00 PM
7:00 AM
Field Trip To the Air & Space Museum
AAPT SM18 attendees will be given the opportunity to attend a field trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees will metro from the Washington Renaissance to the Air and Space Museum. Organizer: Ekaterina Michonova
Category
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM
Sunday, July 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - If you would like to informally meet with other undergraduate students from all over to chat about school, professors, science, life, food, … please check out the undergraduate meet up at the AAPT meeting and make some great connections! This is an unstructured meet up near registration. Once you have assembled we recommend that you chose a place to eat dinner and get to know one another, but this is totally up to you.
Category
Special Event
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Monday, 30 July 2018

 
Monday, July 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 AM - Are you new to an AAPT National Meeting? If so, this is the best time to learn about AAPT and the Summer Meeting, as well as meet fellow attendees. AAPT leadership will be represented to discuss ways to get more involved with AAPT. You are also welcome to participate in any of AAPT's Area Committee meetings. Please reference the program for a committee meeting that piques your interest.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:00 AM
Monday, July 30 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM - Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation.
Category
Special Event
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
Monday, July 30 at 10:40 AM - Gskyer Infinity Series telescope combines an altazimuth mount and quality optics for a superb value. For newcomers and beginners alike, these refracting telescopes are a great way for you to discover the cosmos and the outdoors. If you’ve never owned a telescope before, This 70mm (2.8") aperture gives bright, sharp images for both land and celestial objects. Whether you're viewing the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, surface details on the Moon, or terrestrial objects, the Infinity 70 Refractor allows the first-time observer to explore the world, solar system, and beyond space. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:40 AM - 10:45 AM
10:40 AM
There are a broad range of learning resources available now, but because these are spread out across many different platforms, utilizing them can be difficult for instructors and add additional cost to students. Expert TA continues to enhance our online homework system, but we have also begun to develop additional educational tools in order to provide these from one centralized location. Beginning in Fall 2018 instructors will be able to assign Pre-Class videos for both Algebra and Calculus-based sequences, use Clicker-Style questions, utilize an advanced Academic Integrity tool suite that effectively keeps students off of answer-sharing websites, and more. In addition, building off the success of our automatically graded Free Body Diagrams released in Fall 2017, we are developing Extended FBDs and Vector Drawing problems. During the workshop we will offer a preview of these resources. We will also discuss the differentiating features of Expert Ta's online homework system. Our textbook independent library helps to reinforce the problem-solving process with an abundance of multi-step questions. The majority of these problems involve symbolic answers, and based on a six-year data-mining initiative students receive specific and meaningful feedback for incorrect answers. Please join us for lunch if you are interested in learning more.
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Join PASCO for a hands-on workshop on basic circuits topics with Modular Circuits! Our Modular Circuits simplifies the instruction of basic circuits by giving students a tactile means to go from the schematic diagram to a working circuit. From lighting a single light bulb to Kirchhoff's circuit laws, Modular Circuits does away with the confusion of tangled wires and lets students focus on the physics concepts around basic circuits.
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Monday, July 30 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Career development and networking can be time consuming, so AAPT is offering a fun and exciting way to get connected to a large number of early career and seasoned physics professionals in a short amount of time. Speed networking provides the opportunity to discuss career goals and challenges with a new contact for five minutes, exchange information, and then move on to the next person. By the end of the event each participant will have meaningful interactions with over half a dozen colleagues and the opportunity to meet many more. If you think you made a good contact, follow up with the person and schedule a time to meet for coffee. It's that simple! By the end of the first day of the conference, you would have already made several personal connections with other attendees. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Monday, July 30 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Join this special luncheon for K-12 physics teachers attending the conference for the first time. This luncheon is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Monday, July 30 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM - Relax, network and share your experiences and resources with members and friends of the LGBTQ/Physics Community. Light refreshments will be provided.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Monday, July 30 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Renew, reminisce and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM
Join PASCO for a hands-on workshop on Linear Momentum and Collisions with the Smart Cart! The Smart Cart wirelessly measures force, position, velocity and acceleration – everything you need to understand Impulse, linear momentum conservation, and collisions. We will collide Smart Carts and explore this very fun area of physics instruction.
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Come take a tour of Essential Physics 3rd Ed. with Dr. Tom Hsu. Essential Physics is an algebra level Physics curriculum from PASCO that is both a physical textbook as well as a feature rich eBook. See the many resources contained in Essential Physics including: teacher Power Point slides, lesson plans, interactive equations, simulations, videos, quizzes, and an infinite test generator.
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM
Raffle: Google Day Dream View - VR Headset Monday, July 30 at 3:40 PM - Don't just see the world, experience it. With daydream view, you can teleport from virtually anywhere to Pretty much everywhere. Browse from an ever-growing Collection of apps and games in the daydream app - a home for all of your virtual reality experiences. You can always get the best seat in the house with daydream view. Experience concerts, sports and more in full 360 degree panoramic view. The daydream view controller transforms with your imagination. Go from the sidelines to the center of action. Feel the adrenaline Rush as you speed down the racetrack. Daydream View’s lightweight, durable headset is made from soft, breathable fabric to help you stay comfortable longer. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.
Category
Special Event
Time
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM
Monday, July 30 from 9:00 PM to Midnight - Wind down the night and meet new friends with a round of table tennis, foos ball or bring your favorite game and deck of cards.
Category
Special Event
Time
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM
9:00 PM

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

 
Tuesday, July 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 AM - Get up and get going! Lace up your shoes and enjoy the fresh air with your colleagues. T-shirts, partially sponsored by Vernier will be provided, as well as water and fruit. Specific details about the route will be emailed to all Fun Run/Walk participants. A 10% discount will be extended to all 5K participants and volunteers at the Georgetown Running Company, 3401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Category
Special Event
Time
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
6:00 AM
Tuesday, July 31 from 7:00 to 8:30 AM - Two Year College staff begin their day by breaking bread and sharing ideas.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:00 AM
Tuesday, July 31 at 10:20 AMDrone with Camera Live Video - Upgraded U45W-A Quadcopter w/ WiFi FPV, VR & Remote Control - Do more with a drone than ever before with the U45W-A, the ultimate in Wi-Fi FPV technology that’s a snap to fly with the included remote, your iPhone or Android mobile device. Newbie, pro or a pilot in between - the U45W-A gets an A+ for fun from fliers of all ages and skill levels. Raffle will take place in the AAPT exhibit hall. Must be present to win.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:20 AM - 10:25 AM
10:20 AM
The lead author of College Physics: Explore and Apply, Eugenia Etkina, will discuss how she employs an active learning approach with her students and how the changes in the second edition of College Physics address the needs of the changing world. She will show how the written text, Active Learning Guide, and Mastering Physics can engage students in practicing science while learning physics. A myriad of new experiments and innovative problems will motivate your students to learn physics and help them succeed on revised assessments - such as AP exams and MCAT. Come and learn about the exciting developments in the whole learning system and receive a signed book by the authors!
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Pivot Interactives is a customizable online-video environment that is a superb complement to hands-on experiments with Vernier sensors. Students are quickly engaged by these high-production-quality videos of hard-to-implement phenomena, which are a powerful supplement to hands-on experimentation. Explore the possibilities with us! David Vernier John Gastineau
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 1:01 PM
12:00 PM
Bring your Chromebook (or use one of ours) and learn how easy it is to connect sensors and collect and analyze data. Explore the free Graphical Analysis 4 app for data collection. David Vernier John Gastineau
Category
Commercial Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Raffle: Amazon Echo Tuesday, July 31 at 3:40 PM - Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more—instantly. Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play Audible audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
Category
Special Event
Time
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 31 from 7:15 to 8:15 PM - Enjoy a casual rooftop reception with your colleagues or relax in a comfortable rooftop suite, while taking in the sights of the Nation’s Capitol. Taste local food favorites from Ben’s Chili Bowl, ramen noodles from Chinatown, and crab cakes from the District Wharf.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
7:15 PM
Tuesday, July 31 from 7:15 - 8:15 PM -Join us for an entertaining and family-friendly sightseeing adventure around Washington DC. In this hour long tour you will be picked up at the conference hotel, driven by the Capitol, White House, Smithsonian, Washington Monument and the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials. When the tour is over you will return to the hotel just in time to join your fellow colleagues at the summer meeting demo show. This is a great opportunity to get out and experience Washington’s top attractions.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
7:15 PM

Wednesday, 01 August 2018

 
August 1-2 - PERC provides an opportunity for those in the field of physics education research and allied fields to share their research, obtain feedback, explore diverse perspectives and discuss issues relevant to the community. In order to attend the PERC, you must register for the AAPT meeting either for the Full Meeting or One Day. The PERC poster reception is included. For more information please visit PERC 2018. The rate for AAPT student members is $100.
Category
PERC
Time
8/1/2018 2:00 PM - 8/2/2018 4:00 PM
2:00 PM
Wednesday, August 1 from 8:00 to 10:00 PM - This option is for those attending the PERC Poster Reception Only. You must register for the reception by July 17.
Time
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM