APS News

May 2009 (Volume 18, Number 5)

If Only Beethoven Had Some of These

Teachers day large photo
Photo by Edward Lee

At the APS March Meeting Teachers' Day in Pittsburgh, this trio was part of a larger group playing Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" on Boomwhackers™, a set of tuned plastic tubes. Pictured here are teachers Amy Barley (on left) and Marita Howell (right), and in the middle Gary White, director of the Society of Physics Students and the presenter for the waves workshop. Fifty-seven teachers from around the Pittsburgh area participated in various workshops, and heard research talks by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky of the University of Texas, Dallas, and Brian Swartzentruber of Sandia National Laboratories.