Spring 2004 Meeting of the Illinois Section of the AAPT

"New Directions in Undergraduate Education"
April 23-24, 2004
Department of Physics, University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois  61801-3080

Program Details              Call for Papers                Registration               Meeting Links               Site Map

Invited Presentation:  "Did Sammy Sosa Take Physics 101?"Alan Nathan, UIUC. Friday at 8:15 pm.

Invited Talks

"Giving the Physics Bug to Elementary Education Students",  Mats Selen, UIUC.  Friday at 1:15 pm.
"Figuring Out What Your Students Really Think: An Example from Astronomy Education Research",
Rebecca Lindell, SIUE.  Friday at 4:30 pm.
"Nanoscale Physics Research and Education at Bradley University", Kelly Roos, Bradley.  Saturday at 9:45 am.

All of these workshops are on Friday from 10:30 to noon.

Workshop 1. "Using Classroom Electronic Polling Systems to Increase Student Engagement", Tim Stelzer, UIUC
Workshop 2. "Tycho: Enhancing Your Course with Web Technology”, Curtis Shoaf, UIUC
Workshop 3. "
Polarization and Refraction: Lab Experiences for the Introductory Course", Paul Kwiat, UIUC

orkshop 4. "Simple Experiments in Physics", Thomas Kuhn, Pasco Scientific

The 2003-2004 Outstanding High School Physics Teacher Award will be awarded at the banquet on Friday evening.  The recipient is Michael Bush, physics teacher at Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Illinois.  Congratulations, Mike!

Contributed papers including those of the Student Research Symposium are scheduled on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  The Friday evening banquet will be at 6:30 pm.

A special reminder for students:  As in the past, this spring you have an opportunity to win an award for your contributed paper in the Student Research Symposium.  Remember, to be considered you must register for the meeting and submit an abstract ahead of time.  Please indicate in the comment box of the online form that you wish to be in the symposium.  Call for judges:  We need instructors to serve as judges for this symposium.  Please indicate on your registration form if you are willing to serve.

The Council has a regular meeting scheduled for Saturday morning at 7:00 am.

Meeting Links
Call for Papers Online Mail or Fax
Registration Online Mail or Fax

Contributed papers - current list:  submitted abstracts | details
Registration info - name tags | name/address/e-mail | feestake-fives | workshops | symposium
Urbana-Champaign area -
motels | site map | campus map | printable map (PDF) | directions | restaurants

Here is information about parking near Loomis Lab, including maps.

The 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:

Cindy Hubert
Department of Physics
University of Illinois
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080 
Phone: 217-244-6225
FAX: 217-333-9819

David R. Renneke
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL 61201-2296
Phone: 309-794-3403
FAX:  309-794-7722


The program chair is:  Gary Gladding, Professor of Physics, Loomis Laboratory of Physics, geg@uiuc.edu

  Last update:   April 20, 2004