School of Arts and Sciences
American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies

Conference Theme:
How we teach may be more important than WHAT we teach . . .

Friday, March 12, 2010: 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm: 

Pre-conference PTRA Workshop: Physics with Video Analysis
Workshop Leaders: Pat Callahan and Dave McCachren
Location: Roland Holroyd Science Center, H 120

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 

Registration, Union Building, Lobby

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: 

Social Hour & Dinner, Union Building, Ballroom

6:00 pm – 7:40 pm: 

Posters presented by undergraduate physics students/high school students, Union Building, Ballroom

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: 

Invited Lecture (open to the public): “The (Universal) Matrix Reloaded,” Derrick H. Pitts, Chief Astronomer & Planetarium Director, Franklin Institute Science Museum.
Location: Union Building, Dan Rodden Theater

Saturday March 13, 2010:

8:00 am –  9:00 am:  

Registration & Continental Breakfast, Roland Holroyd Science Center, Atrium

9:00 am –  9:10 am:  

Welcome and Introduction, Jay Eldred Bagley, President of the SE PA Section

9:10 am –  9:40 am:  

Invited Talk:  “The Physics Department’s Role in the Preparation of Pre-College Physics Teachers: An Update on the PhysTEC Project,”
Warren Hein, AAPT Executive Officer

9:40 am – 10:40 am: 

Invited Talk:  “Don't Hide the Model! High School Students and Computational Modeling with Vpython,” Matt Greenwolfe

10:45 am –12:00 pm:

Contributed talks by teachers & higher ed. faculty members, 10-15 mins. per talk. 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm:

Lunch break, meeting with vendors/publishers

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:  

Parallel Business Meeting by Section

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm:  

Great demos, led by Bill Berner and other colleagues
Door Prizes