Meeting Schedule

Fall 2016 Wisconsin Association of Physics Teachers Meeting Schedule
(Updated October 28, 2 pm)

Friday (October 28, 2016) 

big-share-logo_smAll Friday evening activities in Reeve Memorial Ballroom 227AB
4:30-6:30 pm: Registration
5:00 pm:  Reception (lemonade and punch)
6:00 pm:  Dinner (2016 WAPT meal descriptions)
7:00 pm:  Dr. Lane Earns, UW Oshkosh Provost (Welcome)
7:15 pm:  Dr. Jim Gates, University of Maryland, Plenary Speaker
9:00 pm:  Big Share!

Big Share! is a physics and physical science share meeting co-sponsored by Phox Valley (Fox Valley Physical Science Share Group), MAPS, and SPASH. All are welcome! Please bring your favorite physics demonstration or physics-teaching idea! Present for 10 seconds or 10 minutes! The Plenary and Big Share! are free and open to students, teachers, and the general public.

11:00 pm: Late night book signing/party, Deep Learning in Introductory Physics (Information Age Publishing), Author: Dr. Mark Lattery.

Saturday (October 29, 2016)

8:00-10:00 am: Registration (Halsey Science 367)
8:00 am: Dr. John Koker, Dean, College of Letters & Science (Welcome) (Halsey Science 107)
8:00-11:00 am: Oral Presentations (Halsey Science 107)
8:00-11:00 am: Workshops (Halsey Science 3rd Floor)
11:00-11:30 am: Posters  (Halsey Science 367)

12:00-1:00 pm:  Lunch and business meeting (Reeve Memorial Ballroom 227A)

1:30-5:00 pm: Oral Presentations (Halsey Science 107)
1:30-4:30 pm: Workshops (Halsey Science 3rd Floor)


Friday Evening Plenary: Is SUSY the Guardian of Our Reality from Oblivion?

Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:30–9:00 p.m. • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Reeve Memorial Ballroom

S. James Gates, Jr.Jim Gates is University System Regents Professor, Distinguished University Professor, the John S. Toll Professor of Physics, and the Center for Particle & String Theory Director, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He received two BS degrees (mathematics & physics) in 1973 and a PhD, all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the latter in 1977. His doctoral thesis was the first thesis at MIT to deal with supersymmetry. He also completed postgraduate studies at both Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). Gates serves on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and the Maryland State Board of Education (MD-BoE). He is known for his work on supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. In 1984, working with M.T. Grisaru, M. Rocek, W. Siegel, Gates co-authored Superspace, the first comprehensive book on the topic of supersymmetry. In 2006, he released, the L’arte della Fisica (The Art of Physics), and has authored over 200 scientific publications.

S. James Gates, Jr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD


Other Meeting Highlights

Roundtable Discussion for Teacher Preparation [Discussion]
Jennifer Docktor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

A Good Research Project for an Undergraduate Student [Talk]greenler
Robert Greenler, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Energy of Recurve and Compound Bows [Workshop]
Gary Baier, Green Bay East High School

Building Electric Guitars in the Physics Classroom [Workshop]
Ryan Peterson, Brillion High Schoolgaragelogo_sm

Science and Innovation in Garage Physics [Talk]
Duncan Carlsmith, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Introduction to Stellar Spectra [Workshop]
Nadejda Kaltcheva, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh