Spring 2017 section report

AAPT Idaho-Utah Section Meeting Report April 2017


Section Representative: Brian A Pyper – Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Physics

The Section Meeting for the Idaho-Utah Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers was held at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City April 14-15 2017. The meeting was excellently organized by Adam Beehler and Kathrine Skollingsberg, and was attended by about 60 people, some 10 HS Faculty, 30 College/University Faculty/Staff, and 20 students some of whom were jointly attending the combined SPS Zone 15 meeting.

The program included the ever-popular Demonstration Show, a collection of contributed talks, and the section business meeting and annual section officer election.

The results of the election were as follows, with terms from 4-17 to 4-18:

Steve Shropshire from ISU is now the past-president

Adam Beehler from the University of Utah is now the section president.

Matt Zachreson from BYUI is now the vice president

James Coburn from Utah State is now the president elect

Brian Pyper, from BYUI remains the section representative with a term to expire in 2018


The section meeting for next spring is planned to be held at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.