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Spring 2018 Section Report

Spring 2018 Idaho Utah Section report

 

The annual meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers was held February Friday/Saturday 23-24 2018 at the BYU-I campus in Rexburg, ID. The local organizer and current president was Matt Zachreson, and the meeting was wonderful, although sparsely attended mainly due to some weather concerns (we had a fairly significant winterstorm come through the area both during the week before and the weekend of the conference). A no-host dinner Friday evening at a local pizza and pasta buffet was followed by the ever popular demo show, where several attendees showed off their favorite physics demos.

Saturday morning a light breakfast led to a morning session of talks and presentations, followed by a mid-morning snack and student poster session. A second session of contributed talks got us through to the luncheon and business meeting, where A spate of elections and announcements were on the agenda. The announcements included a reminder of all the programs and benefits available through AAPT and a reminder that the National Meeting will be held in our section next year, the first one since 2005. The Summer meeting will be held in Provo in 2019. Initial plans were made about garnering section help for the various responsibilities associated with hosting a national meeting. We also made plans for updating the mailing list and encouraging more younger faculty to be involved with the section. Then two important elections resulted in Brian Pyper from BYUI being reelected as the Idaho-Utah Section Representative, and Daryl Macomb from Boise State being elected as president-elect. That means the current list of section officers stands as follows:

 

Past President: Adam Beehler – UofU

President: Matt Zachreson – BYUI

Vice President: James Coburn – USU

President Elect: Daryl Macomb – BSU

Section Rep: Brian Pyper – BYUI

 

The section meeting next year will be hosted by USU with James Coburn as the local organizer, and two years from now at BSU with Daryl Macomb as the local organizer.

After lunch there were a few more talks and a handful of short workshops, and the day finished with a planetarium show. Matt Zachreson did a fine job with the meeting and everyone who came had a great time.

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

2018         Feb 23-24         Rexburg, ID                         BYU-Idaho

Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section American Association of Physics Teachers; Ogden, Utah, March 11-12, 2011

The Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT held its annual meeting, March 11-12, 2011, at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah. Farhang Amiri, section president elect, organized the meeting. Many thanks to Farhang for a very successful event!

Program

There were 47 attendees (those who paid the registration fee). On Saturday, 22 oral presentations were given in three sessions.

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Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section American Association of Physics Teachers; Pocatello, Idaho, April 30-May 1, 2010

The Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT held its annual meeting, April 30 – May 1, 2010, at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. Steve Shropshire, section president elect, organized the meeting. Many thanks to Steve for a very successful event!

Printed Program. There were 38 attendees (those who paid the registration fee). On Saturday, 12 oral presentations were given in three sessions. Also on Saturday, an invited talk was given by Dr. Doug Wells, Idaho State University, “Physics at the Idaho Accelerator Center.”

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Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section American Association of Physics Teachers; Provo, Utah, March 6-7, 2009

The Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT held its annual meeting, March 6-7, 2009, at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Duane Merrell, section president elect, organized the meeting. Many thanks to Duane for a very successful event!

Printed Program

There were 73 attendees (those who paid the registration fee). These included 35 students, 8 high-school teachers, and 30 college and university faculty and staff.

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Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section American Association of Physics Teachers; Nampa, Idaho, March 28-29, 2008

The Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT held its annual meeting, March 28-29, 2008, at the College of Western Idaho, Nampa, Idaho. Gary Hunt, section president elect, organized the meeting. Many thanks to Gary for a very successful event!

Our meeting was held jointly with the Idaho Academy of Science (IAS), although our sessions were held separately.

Printed Program

There were 33 attendees (those who paid the registration fee). These included 13 students, 3 high-school teachers, and 17 college and university faculty.

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