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2018 AAPT Winter Meeting - San Diego, CA

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When
1/6/2018 7:00 AM - 1/9/2018 5:00 PM
Where
Town and Country San Diego 500 Hotel Circle North San Diego, CA 92108

Program

   

Friday, 05 January 2018

 
In conjunction with the joint AAPT/NSHP meeting in San Diego, the societies will be hosting the Conference on Enhancing Undergraduate Physics Programs at HSIs (EUPP-HSI). The conference will bring together representatives from Hispanic Serving Institutions in order to articulate the challenges and opportunities of physics education at HSIs; explore suggested best practices of teaching, mentoring and retaining students, both majority and minority students; and to develop a list of suggestions for institutional and programmatic changes at the HSIs and also physics professional societies. Please make plans to attend both the EUPP-HSI and the AAPT/NSHP meetings.
Category
Pre-Meeting Conference
Time
1:00 PM
1:00 PM

Saturday, 06 January 2018

 
Time
1/6/2018 7:00 AM - 1/9/2018 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Time
1/6/2018 7:00 AM - 1/9/2018 5:00 AM
7:00 AM

Sunday, 07 January 2018

 
Sunday, January 7 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Are you new to an AAPT National Meeting? If so, this is the best time to learn about AAPT and the Winter 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 - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Sunday, January 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Join other spouses and guests of AAPT attendees for light refreshments and conversation. Get ideas on areas to explore in San Diego.
Category
Special Event
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM
Sunday, January 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Chicano Park is the crown jewel of this predominately Latino community and a celebrated national destination for its rich display of art and culture. The tour will begin with an overview of historical Chicano Park, the Monumental Murals and include expressions of lowriding and their connections between art, science and engineering. Today 79+ historic murals grace the soaring pillars of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge that dissect the neighborhood, giving way to a canvas that amounts to nothing short of an outdoor open-air museum. The park — recently named a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places — is an iconic destination where visitors can explore Chicano art, history, and culture is one of the largest collections of Chicano public art murals in the world.  The tour is ADA accessible.  A Taquero will be onsite to purchase lunch.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM
Sunday, January 7 at 10:15 a.m. - Charge 2 in black blends JBL best in class audio in a powerful, portable speaker seamlessly with your favorite mobile device and easy to use Bluetooth. Dual drivers are coupled with twin passive radiators for accurate deep hitting bass that will turn heads around it. Charge your favorite smartphone or tablet with the rechargeable 12 hour 6000mAh battery perfect for a full night of music. Stream your music wirelessly via Bluetooth and control volume, track skips and play/start of the music right from Charge 2. Who's on speakerphone? Everyone, with noise and echo cancellation that keep greater depth and clarity to your conversations. Social Mode will keep things interesting as three of your friends playing their music all from your speaker.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM
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! Presenters: Fran Poodry, Vernier Software & Technology
Category
Workshop
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
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 data collection. Presenters: Fran Poodry, Vernier Software & Technology
Category
Workshop
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Career development and networking can be time consuming, join this 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. If you have business cards, don't forget to bring them.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Advancements have been made in online homework that are transforming the way students learn. Unfortunately, the internet has also made it easy for students to cheat online. Today, using an app on their smartphone, a student can upload a picture of their Physics homework and a solution is posted within 15 minutes (even for a paper-based question handed out in class). You can’t solve a problem like that without technology. Expert TA addresses these negative aspects of the changing educational landscape, while continuing to build advanced tools designed to help students learn Physics. Did you know that we: a) have automatically graded Vector and Free Body Diagram questions, complete with feedback and partial credit, b) have data-mined every incorrect answer ever submitted, and had experts write specific and Socratic feedback for the top 20 most common wrong answers for each question, c) provide “IBM Watson” style analytics about each class, d) web crawl solution-sharing sites to remove our problems, and e) have an Academic Integrity suite designed to keep students off those sites in the first place? Is your homework system doing everything it can for you and your students? Have lunch with us and see what’s out there.
Category
Workshop
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Join this special luncheon for high school physics teachers attending the conference for the first time. This luncheon is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Sunday, January 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - 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
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Astronomy is one of the most fascinating topics in all of science. This session will discuss a new classroom resource for introducing high school freshman (i.e. grade 9 students) to a range of astronomical topics including stars and stellar evolution, the Milky Way galaxy, exoplanets, and the Big Bang theory. It includes numerous hands-on activities, teaching tips, and a professionally produced classroom video. Presented by Damian Pope, Perimeter Institute, Kelly Foyle, Perimeter Institute
Category
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Join us as we take a look at the very coolest physics news items over the past year and what is coming next! This session will explore a variety of cutting-edge science subjects for teachers that are looking for current, real-world science connections in their classroom. Uncover what's happening in our world RIGHT NOW, and where we are at the cusp of the next major discovery! Presented by Damian Pope, Perimeter Institute, Kelly Foyle, Perimeter Institute
Category
Workshop
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Sunday, January 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - TDIII-D Tokamak, the largest magnetic confinement fusion device in the U.S. provides research results to the world-wide fusion community to advance fusion science and technology. DIII-D is operated by General Atomics for the Department of Energy. During this tour, you will engage in a presentation on plasma and magnetic field interactions, diagnostics used to measure plasma characteristics and the path being used toward the building of ITER - the largest fusion device ever built. Demonstrations will include plasma, magnetic field producing coils, plasma and magnetic field interactions, a cloud chamber to visualize radioactivity, and more. There will be a walking tour of the facility to see the DIII-D Tokamak and its peripheral equipment, a full scale cross sectional model of the machine, control room, power supply areas, and a set of gyrotrons (microwave generators) that are used to put MWs of power into the plasma. Facilitators will discuss how middle and high school teachers and college professors can weave plasma/fusion concepts into their instruction on topics they are already teaching. Attendees MUST wear closed toe shoes and photos are allowed. Due to residual magnetic fields that exist where DIII-D resides, attendees with pacemakers are prohibited from visiting certain parts of the tour.
Category
Special Event
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM
Sunday, January 7 at 3:45 p.m. - Easy one-button control press the button once to power on the camera and begin capturing video or photo's automatically Designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions, hero session is waterproof to 33' (10m), no housing needed Additional GoPro hero session features + benefits below on item page, hero session camera supports up to 128 GB
Category
Special Event
Time
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
3:45 PM
Sunday, January 7 from 10:00 p.m. 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
10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
10:00 PM

Monday, 08 January 2018

 
Monday, January 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - This family friendly, untimed walk and run will allow you to explore San Diego. T-shirts and light refreshments will be provided. Details about the route will be emailed to each participant.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Monday, January 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Two-Year College staff begin their day by networking and sharing ideas that impact the TYC Community.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM
Expert TA is seeking your feedback in order to evaluate our current platform and guide future development. We are offering $50.00 Amazon gift cards as incentive for participation in this session, which involves the completion of a focus group survey. Expert TA is an online homework provider for introductory algebra and calculus-based physics courses. Our key features include interactive free body diagram drawings that are automatically graded (including for proportionality), advanced symbolic question types, and instructor-authored feedback for the most common student mistakes, as determined by an ongoing incorrect answer data-mining process. We work alongside physics instructors when developing new features and tools, and would love your thoughts about our existing features, as we seek to expand our offering further. We value your input, as Physics Education professionals, regarding what additional features could be most helpful. Examples of topics to be discussed: a) Modifying our FDB drawing foundation to handle Ray Diagrams and Extended FBDs for objects experiencing rotation and b) What real-time analytics/statistical metrics are most helpful to you. Please join us and tell us how we can build the best educational tool for physics instructors and students.
Category
Workshop
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
PASCO's Wireless Smart Cart is the new must-have tool for the physics lab! Join us to get hands on with the Smart Cart and experience Kinematics, Dynamics, Work & Energy, Impulse and Momentum experiments without wires or interfaces. The Smart Cart provides real time wireless measurements of Position, Velocity, Acceleration along all axis, Force, and 3 dimensions of angular velocity. The fully sensor-integrated Smart Cart means less equipment to manage and set up, while providing the most economical single piece of lab instrumentation for physics. The Smart Cart really is the dynamics cart you are looking for! We will be giving away a free Smart Cart!
Category
Workshop
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Monday, January 8 at 10:45 a.m. - Simplify your everyday life with the Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks. Google Home is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, and can control compatible smart devices such as Chromecast or Nest.
Category
Special Event
Time
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
10:45 AM
Black Holes are fascinating objects that capture the imagination of students everywhere. In this workshop we will explore the basic Physics behind Black Holes, the latest observational evidence for them, some of their more exotic features, such as time slowing down and we will introduce some classroom resources that you can take back with you to bring this awesome topic into your classroom. Presented by Damian Pope, Perimeter Institute, Kelly Foyle, Perimeter Institute
Category
Workshop
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Students are often confused when learning the basics of circuits because they cannot directly observe the phenomenon, or they become lost in the tangle of wires. There is a simpler way for students to not only learn the basics of circuits, but also gives them the freedom to easily explore their own circuit designs to gain a deeper understanding of the physics concepts. Get hands on with new technology to discover a better way to teach circuits! We will be giving away a complete Modular Circuits Set!
Category
Workshop
Time
1/8/2018 11:45 AM - 11/8/2018 12:45 PM
11:45 AM
Are YOU tired of using the same examples to illustrate concepts in classical physics year after year? Are you looking for ways to expose your students to modern physics without taking extra time? This session will show you that what you do every day, can easily be applied to new, interesting concepts in modern physics! We’ll discover how to use dark matter in lessons about circular motion, and how to incorporate an introduction to quantum when teaching about waves. Come see how modern physics can be explored within a classical curriculum in these easy-to-adapt, hands-on activities!
Category
Workshop
Time
1/8/2018 12:30 PM - 1/9/2018 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
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 the MCAT. Come and learn about the exciting developments in the whole learning system and receive a signed book by the authors! Come and learn about the exciting developments in the whole learning system and receive a signed book from the authors! Presenter: Eugenia Etkin, Pearson
Category
Workshop
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
Monday, January 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Increase awareness and understanding while sharing and celebrating unique perspectives at a local ethnic restaurant within walking distance of the Town and Country Hotel. Each guest will pay their own bill.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
Monday, January 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Renew, reminisce and create alliances by networking and exchanging ideas with our long-served and deserving supporters of AAPT.
Category
Special Event
Time
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
12:30 PM
We all want students to understand physics, not memorize problem solving steps. Join us and play with essential interactive equations and simulations that span physics from Newton's Laws to the atom. Interactive equations are powerful teaching and learning tools that bridge between math and science. You probably can't get an alpha source in your classroom, but our Gold Foil simulation is the next best thing. The Essential Physics simulations are 100% HTML 5 and run on any device including Chromebookÿ, Androidÿ, Mac®, iPAD®, Windows®, and even phones - without any installed software! Attendees will receive free trial access to the whole collection of simulations and interactive equations.
Category
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Monday, January 8 at 3:20 p.m. - Designed to enhance your mobile life, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A keeps you immersed in what matters most every day. Dive into images, videos and more. Enjoy your favorite content on any screen you own when you connect your Samsung devices with SideSync*. Work and create right from your tablet with Microsoft Office. And switch to Kids Mode when you want to entertain the kids while keeping all of your personal content secure.
Category
Special Event
Time
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
3:45 PM

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

 
January 9, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Amateur and seasoned yogis will join a professional yoga instructor to flex and meditate their way into the day under the beautiful San Diego sky. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside the hotel. Attendees should meet in the hotel lobby in the event of inclement weather.
Category
Special Event
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM