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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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