Alberta Physics

Enhancing Physics Education and Teaching in Alberta

We are the Alberta section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Our aim is to provide effective professional development workshops and sessions for the high school Physics and Science 20 and 30 teachers of Alberta as well as at the post-secondary level.

We hold an all-day teachers' workshop in the late Fall and 2 to 3 free evening sessions each year. Our members are high school science teachers and university/college professors with a deep interest in physics and physics education.

We meet as a group for the PD sessions and the executive meets on an irregular basis. There is no membership fee, just come to our PD sessions. For more information please contact us at the email address below.

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Virtual Pizza Wednesday

Acoustics of Speech

Wednesday , March 23, 2022 at 4:30 PM (MDT)

Benjamin V. Tucker

Professor of phonetics
Department of Linguistics,
University of Alberta

In this presentation, we will talk about the basics of speech acoustics. I will describe some of the core principles behind the acoustics of speech, with several simple demonstrations that illustrate how core concepts of acoustics influence how we communicate both in-person and digitally.

About Ben

Benjamin V. Tucker is a professor of phonetics in the Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta. His research focuses on cognitive aspects of the production and perception of spontaneous speech (e.g., “Wazat?” for “What is that?”). He also works on the documentation of endangered and under-documented languages. Some of his works can be found at:

Executive 2021/2022

President: Dion Skitsko

Secretary: Mark Freeman

Treasurer: Laura Pankratz

AAPT Section Rep: Terry Singleton

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