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.

Joint NCS-AAPT with Zone 5 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Virtual Fall Meeting: November 13, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be presented virtually (via Zoom) and is free to attend.

Hosted by Wingate University and Davidson College

We welcome the participation of all physics and astronomy teachers, students, and anyone interested in physics and physics education. This fall, our meeting highlights will include invited speakers, contributed talks and workshops, and the work and accomplishments of our amazing students.

December 11, 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the ΣΠΣ national physics honor society at Davidson College. In celebration of the centennial, we invite students and SPS chapters from Zone 5 (North and South Carolina) to join us at our fall meeting. Dr. Brad Conrad, the Director of SPS and ΣΠΣ, will tell us about the organizations and special opportunities that are available for SPS students. We will also be joined by Dr. Anna Quider, a “hidden physicist” who serves as the Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations. We especially invite students to participate in our expanded poster session to share their recent research work. Please encourage any students involved in research to prepare and present a poster!

Registration for the meeting is currently open. All attendees and presenters must register for the meeting using the Registration Form by Wednesday, November 10th. Only those who register will receive the link to join the Zoom meeting. If you are a high school teacher, we are offering CEU credit for attending. If a Certificate of Attendance is needed for CEU purposes, please register your name exactly as it should appear on the Certificate.

We welcome abstracts for contributed talks, contributed workshops, and posters*. To submit an abstract, please register first then complete the Abstract Submission Form. The deadline to submit an abstract is Friday, October 29th.

*As part of our expanded poster session, we ask that poster presenters submit both a PDF of their completed poster and a 2-3 minute video pitch of their poster by Wednesday, November 10th. Poster PDFs and a link to the video on YouTube should be sent via email to Kristen Thompson (krthompson@davidson.edu). The posters and videos will be hosted online for viewing and speakers should plan to be available on Zoom for questions during the live poster session. More instructions about the videos and live Q&A session will be sent to poster presenters after the abstract submission deadline has passed.

Please pass the word along to any colleagues, students, and/or friends who may be interested in attending, presenting a pedagogical paper, or presenting a student research poster.

Email Discussion

This is a record of email sent to the NCS-AAPT Google Group.

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Public Documents

These are the NCS-AAPT Public Docs. These include Annual Reports, Meeting Programs, and Section Rep/Award Committee Reports


This calendar include conference deadlines and dates.

Contact the NCS-AAPT

Contact the officers of the NCS-AAPT for questions about membership, meetings, or this website.

Membership Directory

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The NCS-AAPT is recognized as a nonprofit corporation under the provisions of the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Act.

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.