Spring 2003



Previous Newsletters

Current Issue

Contact the Editor

Conference/Workshop for Physics on the Road

February 22–23, 2003
Colorado State University


Friday, February 21 / Saturday, February 22

  • On arrival: Vans will take participants to Best Western Hotel
  • Check in or leave luggage and check in later.
  • Pick up welcome packet in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center

Saturday, February 22, 2003

10:00am – 6:00pm - Attend Open House of Little Shop of Physics

Main Ballroom, Lory Student Center, CSU campus

Long’s Peak Lounge / Long’s Peak Dining Room will be for exclusive use of APS conference participants during the day for refreshments and informal networking.

12:00pm – 2:00pm - Lunch Buffet
Long’s Peak Dining Room, Lory Student Center

6:00pm – 7:30pm - Dinner

Long’s Peak Dining Room, Lory Student Center

8:00pm – 9:30pm Poster Session and Informal Networking

Physics Department: Pendulum Area

Sunday, February 23, 2003

7:30am – 8:00am Buffet Breakfast

CSU Physics Department Pendulum Area

Part I: Introductions & Setting the Stage

Hammond Auditorium

8:05 – 8:20 - Welcome & Introductions

David Krueger, Chair, Physics Department, Colorado State
Brian Jones - CSU
Fred Stein – APS

8:20 – 8:40- Keynote Speaker: Douglas Osheroff – Stanford University, Nobelist

The Effect of Physics Outreach on one Particular Youngster

8:40 – 9:30 - Session #1: Panel Session

Models for Physics on the Road
Jones, Sampere, Shropshire, Trappe, Simon
Facilitator: Stein

9:30 – 10:00 -Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 - Break/Networking/Finish Poster Tour

Part II: Details of What is Being Done

10:30 – 11:30 - Session 2: Defining Key Elements of Different Models

Birds of a Feather in Three Concurrent Sessions

  • Programs that Consist of Mobile Demonstration Shows
    Room E203
    Facilitator and Recorder: Marlin Simon
  • Programs that Consist of Mobile Hands on Experiments
    Room E202
    Facilitator and Recorder: Julie Conlon
  • Programs that Consist of Other Activities (teacher workshops, etc.)
    Room D104
    Facilitator and Recorder: Meera Chandrasekhar

11:30 – 12:00 - Brief reports from Concurrent Sessions

Hammond Auditorium

12:00 – 1:00pm - Lunch

Lory Student Center Long’s Peak Dining Room

1:00 – 1:30 - Session 3: Topical Discussion

Hammond Auditorium

Begin the planning and designing a mobile component for the World Year of Physics in 2005
Clark and Harris

1:30 – 2:30 - Session 4: Topical Discussion in Two Groups

Rooms: E202 / E203

Developing the Outcomes: Website, Listserv, database, Blueprints and Conferences for Physics on the Road

Facilitators and Recorders:

Two groups

  • Group 1: Website, listserv, database – “Communications” Facilitator: Gelfand
  • Group 2: Blueprints and Conferences – “Activities and Events" Facilitator: Shropshire

2:30 - 3:00 - Break/Networking/Refreshments

Pendulum Area

3:00 – 4:00 - Session 5: Practical Details

Moving People and Equipment, Scheduling, Finances: The Nuts and Bolts

Hammond Auditorium
Jones, et al. Facilitator: Deborah Kuchnir Feygenson

4:00 – 5:00 - Session 6: My Favorite Demo or Experiment, A “Sharing” Session

Hammond Auditorium
Master of Ceremonies: Stan Micklavzina
Might be a nice idea to have someone who coordinates this part of the program. Stan would do a great job with it.

5:00 – 5:30 - Session 7: Wrap up Discussion

Hammond Auditorium

5:30 – 6:00 - Optional Tours

Physics Department Tour: Jim Sites
CSMATE Tour: Fred Stein
Physics Department Teaching Labs Tour: Brian Jones

We can arrange other tours as well, depending on numbers and interest. We will also still have the vans, if folks would like to go downtown for dinner at Coopersmith’s, say. The first round is on the Little Shop!