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May 2003 (Volume 12, Number 5)

From the March Meeting Teachers' Day

Carillo and Muckelroy

Kolle and Dehart
Teachers Marisa Carillo and Doug Muckelroy (top photo) are building a mousetrap car as part of a hands-on workshop at the March Meeting High School Physics Teachers’ Day.

In the bottom photo, Donald Kolle and Jeanette DeHart are performing a kinematics experiment with a calculator-based ranger and graphing calculator. Reflected ultrasonic pulses provide the distance from the ranger to the ball, and the calculator produces graphs of distance, speed, and acceleration vs. time.

The program also included two research talks, one on Granular Material by George Crabtree and Igor Aronson of Argonne National Lab, and the other on Quasicrystals by Renee Diehl of Penn State. Physicists from the meeting joined the teachers for lunch.

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May 2003 (Volume 12, Number 5)

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New DOE Security Guidelines Impose Restrictions on National Labs
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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
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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