AAPT Florida

The Florida section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

Newsletter for September 2021

This and previous newsletters can also be found on our new site www.AAPTFlorida.org. Good luck, take care, and let me know if we can do anything else to help. - Adam & the AAPT Florida team

Events

  • Saturday, Oct 16: Florida AAPT's Fall Meeting will be hosted by the University of North Florida's Physics department and has options to attend in-person or remote. Registration is only $20 (or $30 incl. lunch) and the deadline to submit a speaker proposal is Sept 23.

  • Jan 2022: The next national AAPT Winter Meeting is set to meet in-person in New Orleans. The main conference page will show updates on whether there will be temporal, spatial, or virtual changes. Nothing's decided yet.

News

Florida science media you should probably be following

  • Walkabout the Galaxy may be your new favorite podcast. This trio of UCF Planetary scientists compare their show to Car Talk. It’s a humorous discussion of the latest scientific and geek happenings ... and you may end up learning something.

  • If you aren't reading FSU Physicist Paul Cottle's blog A Bridge To Tomorrow, you're missing out on legislative updates, education policy analysis, and witty commentary.

  • Florida Citizens for Science, with Volusia teacher Brandon Haught, informs & advocates for evidence-based science teaching.

Want to help with FLAAPT? We could always use an extra pair of hands with the newsletter, updating the website, or event planning. If you’re interested and have a spare hour each month, contact AAPTflorida@gmail.com.


Adam LaMee

AAPT Florida Past-President