The Section meeting for Spring 2014 of the Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT will be held March 21st and 22nd at The College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.
Contributed talks are welcome from all aspects of physics education. All physics faculty, particularly high school faculty, are encouraged to contribute a talk or poster. Students interested in physics pedagogy and learning are also encouraged to present. Presentation topics can include, but are certainly not limited to: assessment, “best practice” teaching techniques, and curriculum design. Presenters are also encouraged to share novel physics classroom ideas, laboratories, and demonstrations. Papers on current physics topics are welcome, where such information would be of use and interest in the student classroom experience.
Oral presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, including questions. Poster presentations are also invited. Also welcome are demonstration items for the Friday evening public physics demo show. Please submit an abstract with title and author information via the online registration form, or directly to Katie Devine at email@example.com no later than Wednesday March 12th.
In person registration will be held at the main entry of the Boone Hall Science building 4:00pm-6:00pm, Friday March 21st and 8:00am-9am Saturday March 22nd. Participants may also pre-register online at the following link:
Rooms are available for $65/night at the Best Western Inn & Suites, 908 Specht Ave in Caldwell. Reservations may be made by calling (208) 454-7225. Please make your reservation by March 1st and mention the AAPT to get the group rate. The Best Western is located approximately 1 mile from The College of Idaho campus. Ample free parking will be available on campus for attendees that wish to drive from the hotel to campus.
Travel and Parking:
The most convenient airport is located in Boise, ID (BOI). Driving directions to The College of Idaho Campus may be found here: http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/about/maps/directions-campus .
Information about public parking may be found here: http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/about/maps/parking. The Jewett Auditorium lot is most convenient for accessing the buildings in which we will be meeting.
A campus map is available here: http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/CofICampusMap.pdf
About The College of Idaho:
Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.
A preliminary schedule of the activities and sessions:
Friday March 21st:
6:00-7:30pm Dinner (Stewart’s Bar and Grill, Caldwell ID)
7:45-9:00pm Demo Show
Saturday March 22nd:
Lunch on campus (catered by Bon Apetit)