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Ohio Section holds its Annual Spring Meeting
The APS Ohio Section held its annual spring meeting, May 1-2, at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana and Southern Ohio Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers. The program featured five invited speakers. Leon Lederman, director emeritus of Fermilab, addressed current issues in K-12 physics education. Philip Sadler of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, discussed several common misconceptions in physics. Mark Trodden of Case Western University summarized the status and future of particle cosmology. Speaking on the topic of the "Mars Direct" was Robert Zubrin, president and founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a space-exploration R&D firm. Finally, Alfred Hubler of the University of Illinois described a special feature of his introductor physics courses called "CYBERPROF" - a Web-based homework grading system.
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