TNAAPT Conference

2012 Meeting of the Tennesee Section of American Association of Physics Teachers
Hosted by Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University

TN-AAPT 2012: March 23 & 24

Welcome to the 2012 Meeting of TN-AAPTTAAPT 2012

We'll kick-off the weekend on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm with Guest Check-In at TTU's Millard Oakley STEM Center which will be followed by dinner.

After dinner, attendees will enjoy a presentation by Dr. Michael Smith, Head of the Nuclear Astrophysics group at Oak RIdge National Lab.

The lecture is followed by a planetarium-like 'tour of the universe' in the STEM Center's Virtual Theater.

Saturday's session will begin at 8.30am with breakfast, followed by invited and contributing speakers and a short business meeting, continuing after lunch as necessary. There will be a poster session for students, with prizes awarded.

Friday's dinner and breakfast, lunch on Saturday are provided free-of-charge, but reservations are required by Wednesday, March 21. Meal registration is handled through the online registration form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TN AAPT Register & Submit Abstract Via Online Registration Form
Registration OPEN SOON.

Research, Projects & Posters

  • Attendees are invited to submit contributed talks on physics and astronomy research and pedagogy for the meeting program. The presentations will be restricted to 10 minutes in duration with about three minutes for questions. TAAPT 2012
  • Abstracts for presentations should be submitted on-line as part of the conference registration or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , by Monday, March 19.
  • Concurrent with the meeting will be a student poster session. Students may present a poster display on a course project or research project in which they are (or have been) involved.
    • The posters will be judged by meeting attendees and the top two posters, one (1) for the best high school student and one (1) for the best university/college student, will receive prizes during the closing remarks on Saturday afternoon.

    • Posters can be set up on Saturday morning.  A dedicated time will be scheduled on Saturday for attendees to view the posters, when students should be available for questions and discussion, if possible.

    • Titles/abstracts for posters should be submitted via the on-line conference registration form or emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, March 19.

Check In & Section Dues

  • The annual dues of $5, will be taken at Check In on Friday and Saturday at the STEM Center.

Outstanding High School Teacher Award

  • Nominations are being solicited for the annual Outstanding High School Physics Teacher Award. Please forward your nominations for this prestigious award to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday, March 19. The award will be presented at the Saturday session.

Meals

  • Friday's dinner and breakfast, lunch on Saturday are provided free-of-charge, but reservations are required by Wednesday, March 21. Meal registration is handled through the online registration form.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE TN AAPT MEETING

  • Click here to access the online register form and submit your abstract.
    Click the "back" arrow to return to the TN AAPT web page after submitting your registration.
  • Print Before You Submit: To maintain a hard copy of your registration and abstract for your files PRINT THE ONLINE REGISTRATION PAGE BEFORE YOU CLICK "SUBMIT". When you "Submit" - the registration is logged and the form will clear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TN-AAPT Itinerary and Program for Friday & Saturday
All Times Central

Friday, March 23

  • 6pm - Arrival & Check-inTAAPT 2012
  • 6:30pm - Dinner & Conversation
  • 7.30pm - Speaker: Dr. Michael Smith, Astrophysics Group, ORNL
    Title: Exploding Stars & The Rare Isotope Facility
  • 8.30pm - STEM Center Virtual Theater Experience, To the Edge and Back: A Tour of the Universe

Saturday, March 24

  • 8.30am - Breakfast at the STEM Center
  • 9am - Program Session I
    Invited Talk: Mark Davids / STEM of Modern Communications
  • 10:30am - Break
  • 10:45am - Program Session II
  • 12pm - Lunch & Poster Session
  • 1pm - Program Session III / Concluding with Door Prizes
    More details coming soon...

 

Country Inn & Suites
1131 South Jefferson Avenuecomfort inn
Cookeville, TN 38506
931-520-3800

Making Reservations:
A block of rooms has been reserved for TN AAPT meeting attendees. To obtain the special meeting rate of $60 per night, attendees need to call the hotel and mention AAPT or TTU.

NOTE: The $60 rate is available for both nights - Friday, 3/23 and Saturday, 3/24.

Directions & TTU's Campus

The Tennessee Tech campus is approximately a 10-15 minute drive from the hotel - going north on Jefferson Avenue.

 

Meeting Organizer

Dr. Steve Robinson
Department of Physics
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN 38505

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 931-372-3483
Fax: 931-372-6351

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