Thanks to President David Mills for providing this detailed summary of our October 20th meeting! 2012-10-20-snaapt-fall-meeting-summary
Please join us for our Fall 2012 meeting on Saturday, October 20, 9am, at Valley High School (2389 S Burnham Ave), Room 122. Please park and enter off of Eastern Ave. Coffee will be served!
The Spring 2012 meeting of SNAAPT will be on Friday, April 20, at 4pm on the UNLV campus (building/room TBA). Remember that parking is FREE after 1p on Fridays, so don’t let the lack of a UNLV parking sticker keep you away!
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Letter to the Editor of
The Physics Teacher
May Issue, 2011
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Our Fall 2011 meeting was held at UNLV on November 18, 2011. The minutes of the meeting can be viewed at 2011-11-18-snaapt-minutes.pdf.
Announcing the 2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College
This conference follows the model of the highly successful 2009 Advanced Lab Topical Conference, in that there will be lots of opportunities for the participants to gain hands-on experience with a variety of laboratory experiments. As the title of the conference suggests, a significant portion of the conference will be geared toward sophomore-level laboratory experiences. The conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, in the days before the 2012 Summer AAPT meeting.
Fall 2011 Meeting of SNAAPT
Friday, November 18 - 4pm - UNLV
Guest Speaker: Dr. Oliver Tschauner, UNLV Department of Physics and Astronomy, will talk about the Nobel-prize-winning topic of QUASICRYSTALS. More details forthcoming!
Winter Meeting of the AAPT
Saturday, February 4-Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Ontario, California
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are a high school teacher who has never attended a national AAPT meeting, you are invited to attend a special High School Teachers Day Monday, February 6th at the Winter Meeting. The rate is $75 and the meeting will be held at the Convention Center in Ontario, California. For more information, please see the Southern California AAPT section web page.
NASA’s SOFIA mission is pleased to announce SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) Cycle 1 team applications are due November 15 2011, via www.seti.org/epo/SOFIA .
- This unique opportunity to be a part of astronomy research in action is open to formal and informal educators.
- Two member educator teams must have at least one grade 6 - 12 science teacher. The second team member may also be a math, science or technology teacher at elementary or secondary level, or an informal educator.
- Cycle 1 science flights will take place Mid-2012 through Mid-2013. Many, if not most of the teams will be flying during the school year.
- Details and application requirements are available at www.seti.org/epo/SOFIA .
At the Spring 2011 meeting, the following SNAAPT members accepted nominations for the Board.
2011-2012 SNAAPT Board Members
• President – John Farley, UNLV
• 1st Vice President – David Mills, CSN
• 2nd Vice President – James Barker, Valley HS
• Secretary/Treasurer – Timothy Waters, UNLV
• Past-President – Doug Lombardi, SNRPDP
• Section Representative – Janelle Bailey, UNLV