Section Meeting History 1983-present

Thanks to Rondo Jefferies for the memories!

Idaho/Utah section meetings of AAPT

year         dates                 place                                 institution

1983           Apr. 15                Logan, Utah                      Utah State University     (organizational meeting)

1984           Mar. 17               Boise, Idaho                     Boise State University

1985           Mar. 8-9             Provo, Utah                      Brigham Young University

1986           Mar. 7-8             Pocatello, Idaho             Idaho State University

1987           Mar. 6-7             Ogden, Utah                    Weber State College

1988           Mar. 4-5             Rexburg, Idaho               Ricks College

1989           Mar. 10               Salt Lake City                    University of Utah

1990           Mar. 2-3             Boise, Idaho                     Boise State University

1991           Mar. 1-2             Brigham City, Utah        Utah State Univ./Box Elder H.S.

1992           Mar. 6-7             Pocatello, Idaho             Idaho State University

1993           Mar. 26-27        Provo, Utah                      Brigham Young University

1994           Mar. 11-12        Rexburg, Idaho               Ricks College

1995           Mar. 10-11        Ogden, Utah                    Weber State University

1996           Mar. 1-2             Boise, Idaho                     Boise State University

1997           Mar. 13-14        Salt Lake City, Utah       Westminster College

1998           Mar. 6-7             Pocatello, Idaho             Idaho State University

1999           Mar. 5-6             Logan, Utah                      Utah State University

2000           Apr. 1                  Twin Falls, Idaho             College of Southern Idaho (joint with Idaho Acad. Sci.)

2001           Mar. 1-2             Provo, Utah                      Brigham Young University

2002           Mar. 29-30        Boise, Idaho                     Boise State University

2003           Mar. 28-29        Ogden, Utah                    Weber State University

2004           Mar. 26-27        Pocatello, Idaho             Idaho State University

2005           Mar. 26               Salt Lake City                    University of Utah

2006           Mar. 24-25        Rexburg, Idaho               Brigham Young University-Idaho

2007           Mar. 23-24        Logan, Utah                      Utah State University

2008           Mar. 28-29        Nampa, Idaho                 College of Western Idaho

2009           Mar. 6-7             Provo, Utah                      Brigham Young University

2010           Apr. 30-May1   Pocatello, Idaho             Idaho State University

2011           Mar. 11-12        Ogden, Utah                    Weber State University

2012           Mar. 9-10           Rexburg, Idaho               Brigham Young University-Idaho

2013           Mar 15-16          Orem, Utah                      Utah Valley University

2014           Mar 21-22          Caldwell, ID                      College of Idaho

2015           Mar 13-14          Ephraim, UT                     Snow College

2016                                         Pocatello, ID                     Idaho State University

2017                                         Salt Lake City, UT            University of Utah

 

Section Meeting and Annual Report Spring 2015

AAPT Idaho-Utah Section report spring 2015

AAPTID-UTSpring2015MeetingThe annual meeting of the Idaho-Utah section of the American Association of Physics Teachers was held March 13-14 at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. The ever-popular demonstration show was held Friday night and was attended by over 200 people.  A short video compilation (thanks to Snow College!) is available here: https://snow.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/aapt_event/0_9sg0w43a/13823862

 

Saturday held a full season of talks and activities, highlighted by a report from the Governor of Utah’s advisor for science education, Tami Pyfer. About 50 people participated in the conference, which was organized by Larry Smith, the current vice-president of the section, who did a fantastic job. A copy of the program is attached below.

 

Of particular interest was the business meeting, in which Brian Pyper was re-elected as Section Representative and Adam Beehler was elected as president-elect in absentia and in anticipation of his organizing the section meeting in two years at the University of Utah. This means the current spate of officers is: Katie Devine (CofI) – Past President, Larry Smith (Snow College) – President, Steve Shropshire (ISU) – Vice President, Adam Beehler (UofU) – President-Elect and Treasurer, and Brian Pyper (BYUI) – Section Representative. The section meeting will be held in Pocatello next year hosted by Steve Shropshire.

 

Rondo Jefferies from Weber State graciously sent me a note listing the history of the section meetings going back to 1983 when the section was founded. I’ve posted it below.

 

– Brian Pyper

section representative

March 2015

 

Program:

Friday, March 13th

4:00 – 6:00 PM                 Registration                                  Huntsman Library Lobby

6:00 – 7:15 PM                 Dinner                                              LDS Institute Pavilion

                                             (included in registration fee)

7:30 – 9:00 PM                 Physics Demo Night                    Huntsman Library Auditorium

                                             (free to the public)

Saturday, March 14th

8:00 – 9:00 AM                 Registration                                     Huntsman Library Lobby

 

9:00 – 9:10 AM               Welcome                                           Huntsman Library Auditorium

 

9:15 – 10:15 AM             Talk Session I                                        Huntsman Library Auditorium

10:15 – 10:30 AM          Snack Break                                      Huntsman Library Lobby

10:30 – 12:00 PM           Talk Session II                                      Huntsman Library Auditorium

12:00 – 12:05 PM              Group Photo                                        Plaza in front of Huntsman Library

12:05 – 1:00 PM                 Lunch                                                 Noyes Bldg, Founders Hall

                                            (included in registration fee)

 

12:30 – 12:50 PM              AAPT Business Meeting                       Noyes Bldg, Founders Hall

                                            Raffle/Prizes

12:50 – 1:10 PM              Poster Session                                    Noyes Bldg, Founders Hall

 

1:15 –2:45 PM                  Talk Session III                                     Huntsman Library Auditorium

1:15 –2:15 PM                  “Build-It” session                              SCNCE 326

Build a penny vaporizer and get a lesson plan (for HS teachers only)

2:15 – 3:15 PM                 Planetarium Open House            Noyes Bldg, Founders Hall

Lynn Lindsay, Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy and Mathematics