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About 30 physics teachers and students will be at Tennessee Tech University Friday and Saturday, March 23 – 24, for the annual meeting of the Tennessee Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers, and members of the public are welcome to attend one special presentation.

In addition to presenting research and discussing new teaching methods, meeting attendees will listen to a talk, “Exploding Stars and the Rare Isotope Facility,” by Michael Smith, head of the Nuclear Astrophysics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Smith’s talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Following the talk, educators will watch a presentation of “Tour of the Universe.”

The talk and presentation are free and open to the public and will be held in the Millard Oakley STEM Center for the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The STEM Center is in Ray Morris Hall on the TTU campus.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit