APS News

May 2003 (Volume 12, Number 5)

From the PhysTEC Conference

McCloud and Johnson

Stewart and Momsen
As part of the Physics Teachers’ Education Coalition (PhysTEC) annual conference, held this year in Tucson, participants took part in a workshop on Powerful Ideas in Physical Science, an inquirybased curriculum created by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

The top photo shows physics  department chair Kathleen McCloud and Teacher-in-Residence David Johnson, both of Xavier University of Louisiana, investigating fundamental concepts in optics.

In the bottom photo, Gay Stewart, physics professor at the University of Arkansas (left), and Ellen Momsen, Teacher-in-Residence in the physics department of Oregon State University, exchange ideas at the poster session of the PhysTEC Conference.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

May 2003 (Volume 12, Number 5)

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Articles in this Issue
New DOE Security Guidelines Impose Restrictions on National Labs
Co-Author Question Dominates Ethics Panel Discussion
Physics Hits the Road at Colorado Conference
"Left-Handed" Materials Could Make Perfect Lenses
Holographic Tweezers, Stretchers Advance Microfluidics
Dresselhaus To Chair AIP Governing Board
New Prototype Magnetic Refrigerators Hold Commercial Promise
Introductory Physics Taught Using Comic Book Heroes
Folding Patterns Offer Clues to RNA's Family Tree
From the March Meeting Teachers' Day
From the PhysTEC Conference
The Back Page
This Month in Physics History
Members in the Media
PRL Top Ten: #4
Focus on Committees
Inside the Beltway: A Washington Analysis