Fall 2003


Executive Committee meeting

On October 25 the Executive Committee held a teleconference meeting with 12 (of 18) members and one guest taking part. In order to save travel money the Executive Committee holds several meetings each year by teleconference plus a face-to-face meeting at the APS April meeting.

The Committee discussed the report of the Budget Subcommittee (Christian, Heller, Malamud, Rossing, and Zollman) on ways to use available FEd funds to further physics education. It was decided to support the registration fee for new fellows at the meeting at which they are presented their certificates, and to support teacher preparation workshops and/or special sessions at APS and joint APS/AAPT (regional) meetings. A Physics Education Award is also being considered.

In addition to sessions planned for the March and April meetings (listed elsewhere in this newsletter), we plan to co-sponsor a session on "Physics of Beams and the Accelerators that Produce Them" at the AAPT national meeting in Sacramento next summer. DPM and AAPT have approved this session which will be organized by Ernie Malamud. It is hoped that this session will be a model for other APS divisions in future years.