Texas A&M to Host APS Texas 2014 Fall Meeting
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Local science enthusiasts and physics professionals throughout the Lone Star State are in for a Texas-sized treat this weekend as Texas A&M University plays host to the Texas sections of three major professional groups and a three-day showcase of international excellence in physics.
The 2014 Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students is set for Friday-Sunday, Oct. 17-19, in the George P. Mitchell ’40 Physics Building and the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy on Texas A&M’s main campus.
Tickets are not required for any of the weekend’s events, which will cover a broad spectrum of interests and topics related to the various sub-fields of physics, including workshops, demonstrations and seven plenary sessions featuring public lectures and technical talks by eminent physicists from Texas A&M and across the world.
Among the many highlights is AAPT plenary speaker, 2007 U.S. Professor of the Year Dr. Chris Sorensen, the Cortelyou-Rus Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University and a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar who is widely renowned for his efforts in physics education and outreach.
Sorensen’s talk, set for 2:15 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 18) in the main lecture hall of the Mitchell Building (Rooms 203-205), will discuss the incorporation of studio exercises in physics instruction at all levels.
Contact: Dr. Rupak Mahapatra, organizer, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova, AAPT organizer, email@example.com
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