APS News

December 2011 (Volume 20, Number 11)

New Faculty Gather in College Park

New physics and astronomy professors
Photo by Michael Lucibella

On a sunny autumn day in late November, more than 50 new physics and astronomy faculty members gathered for a photo opportunity at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD, as part of the latest in an ongoing series of workshops. These semi-annual 3-day conferences are designed to give new faculty an update on the latest in teaching techniques, as well as to provide some guidance for navigating the often treacherous waters of academe. 

APS is a co-sponsor of these conferences, whose other sponsors include the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional support is provided by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The workshop chair is Robert Hilborn of AAPT.