The Chicago Section of the American Association 

of  Physics Teachers

Spring Meeting 2016

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Science Building Rm. 108 - MAP (Science is Bldg. 4)
Parking is $5 on the CSU campus and you may park in any lot *not* marked reserved.  The parking payment booth is near the 95th street entrance and should be open by about 7 am.  The optimal parking lot is B7. 

Our plenary speaker will be Robert Morse!

Morse is the recent recipient of the AAPT Millikan Medal, has served as Co-Chair of the AP Physics 1 Development Committee, and Assistant Editor of the Davidson AP Physics EdX project.  For more biographical details, click here

Keynote Talk: Developing the new AP Physics 1 & 2:  A view from inside the machine.


As a member of the NRC panel on Advanced Physics Courses, I was involved in the NRC report that recommended changes in the AP Physics B curriculum. After the initial development of the Curriculum Framework, I was involved as a consultant on several succeeding panels and committees, and served as High School Chair of the AP Physics  1 Test Development Committee. In this talk I will give an overview of the history, and discuss the aims and opportunities of the new courses, the standard setting procedure for  cut scores, and solution expectations for a few of the problems on the main AP Physics 1 exam.

Afternoon Workshop: A Workshop Sampler for Introductory Physics 


Stemming from my work with the PTRA program beginning in 1985, and inspired by Ron Edge’s String & Sticky Tape column in TPT, I have long been interested in building and using simple, inexpensive hands-on equipment and demonstrations for introductory physics. In this workshop you will build some devices, try out others, and see me demonstrate a few more. The collection will touch on electrostatics and electricity, mechanics and fluids. Handouts and references will be provided. (from https://www.aapt.org/aboutaapt/pressreleases/2015-Millikan-Medal-Awarded-to-Robert-Morse.cfm)

Click HERE for the complete program.  
Click HERE to register for the meeting. 

Registration fee is $20 if registered in advance (by 12 pm on April 29th); 
registration at the door is $25.  
 Student registration is $5 on-line /$10 at the door.   
All registration fees will be collected at the door. 

The deadline for submitting abstracts for contributed papers has passed.  
If you have a poster abstract to submit, please contact Martha Lietz, CSAAPT Secretary at marlie@d219.org.

The 2016 National Summer Meeting 
will be held in 

Sacramento, CA July 16-20 2016