Meeting Information

Joint Spring 2008 Meeting of the New England Section of APS and AAPT

April 4-5, 2008
The United States Coast Guard Academy
New London, CT

The annual spring joint meeting of the NES-APS/AAPT is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5 at The United States Coast Guard Academy. The conference topic is "The Science of Homeland Security".

The Banquet speaker will be The Honorable Harrison Schmitt Former U.S. Senator and Apollo Astronaut.

The Invited speakers include:  
Dan McKinsey (Yale University, gamma ray detection)

Joseph Schumer (Naval Research Lab, Pulsed Power Technology for the Active Detection of Special Nuclear Materials)

John Luginsland (NumerEx Corporation, Simulating Directed Energy Devices - Advancing Technology to Protect the Homeland at the Speed of Light)

Israel Soibelman (Assistant Head of Tactical Systems and Homeland Protection, MIT - Lincoln Laboratory).

Leah Beaulieu (Joppatowne H.S. , Joppa, MD - A Homeland Security Magnet High School Program) (Tentative)

A hands-on AAPT workshop "Teaching about Robotics with th LEGO NXT" is currently scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Other workshops are in development. And information will be posted on the website as soon as possible.

Registration, lodging, area maps and additional information may be found at

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the contributed papers and posters is March 17 and specific inquires may be sent to

There will be no on-site registration and we must be able to verify an attendee's institutional affiliation. The USCGA is a U.S. military installation and while onboard the Academy all persons and their property (including vehicles) are subject to search.

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