Fall 2001 Meeting of the Illinois  and Chicago Sections of the AAPT
"Communicating Science"
October 26-27, 2001
Natural Science Department
Joliet, Illinois  60431

The final Program is now complete.         Photographs taken at the meeting.
Schedule      Call for Papers     Registration     Meeting Links     Program    Exhibitors/Donors
Invited Speakers
Christopher J. Chiaverina AAPT President-Elect, New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL "Communicating Science with Art"
John L. Hubisz AAPT President, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC "Communicating Science with Middle School Physical Science Texts"
David Vernier Vernier Software and Technology, Beaverton, Oregon "Favorite Physics Demonstrations from 20 Years of MBL"
Ruth Howes AAPT Past President, Ball State University, Muncie, IN "Revitalization of Physics - A Work In Progress"
Larry Martin North Park University, Chicago, IL "Tour of MathML and VPython"
David Maloney Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN "TIPERs - Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research"

Scheduled Workshops

W1. "PER-based Problem Solving"
Friday, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:45
(The afternoon is not a repeat.) 
Tom Foster (SIUE) and David Maloney (Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana
W2. "LabPro"
Friday morning, 10:00-12:00

David Vernier, Vernier Software and Technology

W3. "FrontPage"
Friday morning, 10:00-12:00
Scott Wennerdahl, Joliet Junior College Instructional Designer 
W4. "Blackboard Course Management"
Friday afternoon, 12:45-2:45
Scott Wennerdahl, Joliet Junior College Instructional Designer 
W5. "WebAssign"
Friday afternoon, 12:45-2:45
Larry Martin, North Park University
W6. "Workshop/Demonstration of the Joliet Junior College Planetarium"
Friday morning, 10:00-12:00
Edward Eichelberger, Joliet Junior College Planetarium Director

Contributed papers will be scheduled  on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning as indicated below.

Meeting Links
Call for papers online mail or FAX
Registration form  online mail or FAX

Contributed papers - current list:  submitted abstracts | details
Registration info - name tags | name/address/e-mail | feesworkshopstake-fives
Joliet area -
nearby lodging
| other lodging map-1 | map-2 | restaurants | general info
Construction note -
There is construction on I-80 west of I-55 that is supposed to be completed by the date of our meeting.  If it is not, consider using IL-52 which is a little North of it if you are coming from the west.  Travelers from the east may want to exit early at the Larkin exit North and use McDonough to avoid the construction backup.

Friday, October 26, 2001

9:00 - 6:00 Registration and Exhibits - E Building E2008
10:00 - 12:00 Workshops
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch available for purchase in cafeteria in J building (across the bridge)
12:45 - 2:45 Workshops
2:45 - 3:00 Break and Exhibits - E2008
3:00 - 3:15 Welcome by Joliet Junior College President - J. D. Ross - D2001
3:15 - 3:45 Invited Talk 1.  "Communicating Science with Art"
                          Christopher J. Chiaverina - D2001
3:45 - 4:15 Invited Talk 2.  "Communicating Science with Middle School Physical
                          Science Texts",  John Hubisz - D2001
4:15 - 4:30 Break and Exhibits - E2008
4:30 - 5:45 Contributed Papers.  Session A - D2001, Session B - D2002
5:45 - 6:15 Take Fives - D2001
6:30 - 8:00 Banquet, ISAAPT Distinguished Service Citation - J Building Cafeteria
8:00 - 9:00 Invited Talk 3.  "Communicating Science to the Public:  Why Should We Care and What Can We Do?", Alicia Torres, Director of Media & Government Relations for the American Institute of Physics.  D2001

Saturday, October 27, 2001

7:00 - 8:00 Council Meeting - Illinois Section in E2013 - Agenda.  Council members are expected to eat breakfast in the motel.  There will be doughnuts, etc. in the exhibit area.
Section Representative Report
Curt Hieggelke
Please take the following survey on Nat.
Meeting Preferences - Online - Word - PDF
"Dear National Council Member"
John Hubisz
Physics Education: Setting Directions
Bernard Khoury
7:30 - 11:30 Registration and Exhibits - E Building E2008
8:30 - 9:15 Invited Talk 4.  "Favorite Physics Demonstrations from 20 Years of MBL"
David Vernier - D2001
9:15 - 9:45 Invited Talk 5.  "Revitalization of Physics - A Work In Progress"
                          Ruth Howes - D2001
9:45 - 10:00 Break and Exhibits - E2008
10:00 - 11:15 Contributed Papers.  Session C - D2001, Session D - D2002
11:15 - 11:45 Invited Talk 6.  "Tour of MathML and VPython"
                          Larry Martin - D2001
11:45 - 12:15 Invited Talk 7.  "TIPERs - Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research"
David Maloney - D2001
12:15 - 12:30 Take Fives - D2001
12:30 - 1:00 Box lunch and general meeting of Illinois Section - D2001
Box lunch and general meeting of Chicago Section - D2002

Please make your reservations for the banquet and order your box lunch when registering.  The deadline has been extended to 10:00 pm on Tuesday, October 23.

The program chair and local contact for sending forms by regular mail or FAX and for checking on classroom and lab facilities is: If you have any problems with submitting information via the online forms or if there are corrections to be made, contact the person who maintains these pages:
Curtis Hieggelke, 815-280-2371, curth@jjc.cc.il.us
Natural Science Department
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL 60431
FAX: 815-280-6671

Additional contacts

Christi Wren, Physics Workshop Project Secretary
        815-280-2603. cwren@jjc.cc.il.us
Bill Hogan, 815-280-2213, whogan@jjc.cc.il.us
David R. Renneke
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Augustana College

Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-3403

Last update:   October 24, 2001