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.

2022 Fall Meeting

November 4-5, 2022

at Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

Hotel Accommodations Link

Call for Papers Link Deadline Oct. 31, 2022

Registration Form Link

2022 Fall GuilfordMeetingProgram.pdf

Final Program for download:

Plenary and Workshop Guest Speakers:


"Integrating Computational Modeling into Introductory Physics: A Multi-Year Exploration with High School Teachers" Rebecca Vieyra

Workshop #1 - "Do You See What I See?: Smartphones as Visualization Tools" Chrystian Vieyra & Rebecca Vieyra

Workshop #2 - "Going Deeper with PhET Interactive Simulations." Rebecca Vieyra

Rebecca is a former high school physics teacher who became a nationally-recognized science educator before serving in roles at the American Association of Physics Teachers, Organization of American States (a diplomatic agency), and PhET Interactive Simulations. Born in central Illinois, Rebecca received her B.S. in Physics Education from Illinois State University and Ph.D. in Science Education from the University of Maryland-College Park. She earned National Board Teacher Certification in 2010, was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching by Barack Obama in 2013, and was selected by NASA as an Albert Einstein Fellow in 2014.

Chrystian is an Android and iOS app developer with a specialty in sensor data. In addition to working full-time at a major global telecommunications company, he established and continues to develop Physics Toolbox, a suite of apps to advance science education and research that have been used by more than 2 million people since 2013. Born in Celaya, Mexico, he immigrated to the United States to complete his B.S. in Computer Science from Western Illinois University.

Tonya Shea Coffey is a solid-state physicist with research focused on nanoscale analysis of materials using advanced microscopy and spectroscopy techniques. She is a professor in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Appalachian State University, where she is the Interim Assistant Department Chair and Director of the Physics Secondary Education Program. She also has a strong focus on physics pedagogy and physics educational outreach.

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