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2016 PhysTEC Conference
Save the date! The 2016 PhysTEC Conference, the nation’s largest conference on physics teacher preparation, will be held March 11-13 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, in Baltimore, MD. The conference will precede the APS March Meeting.

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Research Mentor Training Seminar Guide
This Guide provides suggestions and materials for preparing and presenting an educational seminar for physics faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in mentorship roles. It is ideal for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, and can be run as a weekly seminar during the summer. The guide is available in pdf format on the APS website; enter “mentor training” in the search bar and select the first option in the search results.

Free Graphs and Raw Data
APS generates statistical reports on issues in undergraduate physics. These reports are freely available for your use. You may use the graphs in reports and presentations or you may use the raw data to create new graphs and charts. Access the reports on the Physics Graphs & Statistics page.

Physics Education Research Speakers
The APS Speakers Lists contain names, contact information, and talk titles of physicists who are willing to give talks on physics education research. At the Speakers List page, select “Education” in advanced search and then click on “Physics Education Research.”


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