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Submit an Abstract for the 2016 PhysTEC Conference

The 2016 Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Conference, the nation’s largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education, will be held March 11-13 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, Maryland, immediately preceding the APS March Meeting 2016. Go to abstracts.aps.org to submit an abstract for the poster session now. For more information and to register, go to the 2016 PhysTEC Conference page.

Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education

Created by the APS Committee on Education, the award recognizes departments and programs that support best practices in education at the undergraduate level. Nominations for the award are being accepted until July 15, 2016. More information can be found at the Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education web page.

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 at the Physics Graphs & Statistics page.

Join the APS Topical Group on Physics Education Research (GPER)

In GPER, physics education researchers engage with working physicists to strengthen research on teaching and learning in physics departments and in the physics community. By joining GPER you will strengthen the APS commitment to physics education research (PER) as a research field within the physics community and physics departments; support dissemination of the results of PER to the broader physics community; and be informed of current PER events through newsletters and other communications.

APS Speakers Lists Feature Physics Education Researchers

The APS Speakers Lists contain names and contact information for physicists who are willing to give talks on a variety of subjects, along with the titles of the talks they offer. Advanced searches enable search specifically for physics education researchers. Learn more at the Speakers List web page.

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