About the NCS-AAPT

The North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers is open to all physics teachers and those interested in the teaching of physics, especially in the state of North Carolina. 

We hope that you will join the NCS-AAPT so that we will see you at the next meeting!

The objectives of the Association are to advance the teaching of physics, to further the appreciation of the role of physics in our culture, and to enhance effective communication among those concerned with the teaching of physics at all levels.

Fall 2015 Meeting of the NCS-AAPT

Plans are underway for the 20th Annual Fall Meeting and Zone 5 SPS Meeting to be held at Davidson College in Davidson, NC.
Mark your calendars for October 16-17, 2015.

Two invited speakers are Eric Mazur and Abigail Mechtenberg. 
                                          Eric Mazur                           
Dr. Mazur (Harvard) will discuss the pedagogy in his new introductory physics textbook in a talk entitled, “Teaching Physics, Conservation Laws First.” 

Dr. Mechtenberg (Notre Dame) will talk about her pedagogical approaches to teaching and outreach in a talk titled, “Physics Education: Experimental Design Pedagogy from the US to Uganda.” 

  • Friday Night: Two talks (at 6pm & 7:30pm) by Peer Instruction’s author Eric Mazur. The first talk, “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer,” is about how Eric’s teaching evolved away from lecturing and the second talk, “Flat Space, Deep Learning.” is about Mazur’s new engineering physics class. In between the talks will be refreshments and an opportunity to meet Eric. 
  • Saturday: Poster Session, Demo Expo, and Invited Talks.  Lunch Saturday at the Davidson Commons: all you can eat lunch (which many have said is the highlight of any Davidson meeting.
  • The Great Physics T-Shirt Giveaway: If you have attended an AAPT or NCS-AAPT Meeting in the past you have likely seen John Hubisz in one of his famous physics T-shirts. Well, John is giving away his collection at this Meeting during the afternoon business meeting. His one-of-akind “∆x∆p ≤ ħ/2” shirt will be auctioned to the highest bidder with proceeds going to the NCSAAPT’s Mary Creason Fund which supports HS teachers attending NCS-AAPT Meetings.

Registration: $34 non-member, $28 member, $24 student, $14 student poster presenters. Saturday lunch is included in the registration fee.
Room Block:
We have a room block at the Hampton Inn Charlotte/Lake Norman-Cornelius at a guaranteed rate of $109.00 for Friday night.  
The cutoff date for making the reservation at this rate is September 25 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 
Other nearby hotels range from $70-$140 a night.

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The NCS-AAPT is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). The North Carolina Department of Revenue has assigned the NCS-AAPT an exempt status for franchise and income tax purposes.