FEd Fall 2002 Newsletter - Executive Committee Virtual Meeting
FORUM ON EDUCATION
Executive Committee Virtual Meeting
To save travel expense, the FEd Executive
Committee held a "virtual meeting" in the form of a teleconference
on October 19. Following is a summary of some of the items of interest
to FEd members.
- Fred Stein reported that a new brochure from the Committee on the
Satus of Women in Physics is ready for distribution. Teacher days
are planned for both the March and April APS meetings and all are
invited to participate. A conference called "Physics on the Road," February
22-23, 2003 will bring together those who take experiments and exhibits
out to schools (physics vans) aimed at grades 4-7.
- The VIII InterAmerican Conference on Physics Education will be
held in Havana, July 7-11. Information is available at <www.physics.ohio-state.edu/~aubrecht/VIIIIACPE(E).cfm>
- The nominating committee has received a lot of nominations but
few from industry or the National labs. The deadline for nominations
is 14 weeks before the April meeting.
- In order to facilitate the building of bridges between AAPT and
APS, AAPT members will be allowed free admission to all four APS
FEd sessions at the APS meeting and will be issued a special badge
only for the FEd sessions.
- FEd members should become more involved in teacher licensing issues
in their states. Working with the APS Education Office, we could
alert members in each state to get involved in discussions early
enough to influence decisions.
- The FEd Executive Committee plans another virtual meeting early
in January and then meet during the April APS meeting in Philadelphia.
Forum members are invited to suggest agenda items.