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Fall 2016

October 15- Oregon AAPT invites the Washington section to its fall meeting.

The Oregon section of AAPT has invited the washington section members to attend their fall meeting.  The meeting is Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - at Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR  form 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Among other interesting talks, they have invited Eugenia Etkina who will present a workshop Light-Emitting Diodes: A Hidden Treasure and lead a Discussion of students use of physics textbooks.  It should be an interesting meeting!  You can find information about the Oregon section here, and the agenda for the meeting here..


October 28, 29- Washington AAPT invites the Oregon section to its fall meeting.

Friday evening, October 28- We have a workshop on Integrating Computation into Undergraduate Physics presented by the Partnership for Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP).

​Saturday October 28- Fall meeting.
This is our normal fall meeting and the schedule (as it is filled out) will be posted on these pages.  See the links to the left.


Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 
The 2017 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics is January 13th-15th, 2017 at Montana State University.  Students can apply here.
There will be a carpool from Bellevue college.  Contact for more information.


AAPT Winter meeting Early Bird Registration 
The 2017 AAPT Winter Meeting is in Atlanta, Georgia. February 18 - 21, 2017.  You can save substantially by registering early at the AAPT conference site.  Act soon.  Early Bird Registration ends December 14th.


AAPT wants your input.

  • ​National elections are under way.  Voting ends 11:59 pm Eastern Time November 1, 2016.  Log in using the unique credentials sent to your AAPT registered e-mail account.  THE By-Laws question and candidate info are on the ballot.  If you have questions email to
  • The Summer meeting 2022 is meant to be located in our region -Colorado-Wyoming, Idaho-Utah, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alberta and Alaska.  The meetings committee is looking for proposals.  Past meetings or proposals have come from Vancouver, Edmonton, Anchorage, Seattle, Spokane, Denver, Salt Lake City, Provo, Boulder, Eugene, Bozeman, and Golden.  THese are illustrations.  Please contact your section representative (currently with questions or suggestions for a site for this meeting.
  • PERLOC is seeking nominations for national office. Send nominations to with "PERLOC Nomination" in the subject line.  If you want to know more about PERLOC, the same email is a good starting point.  Ask for the standard nomination email recently sent.


Spring - PNACP Meeting.
​The spring 2017 PNACP meeting is at Yakima Valley Community College
Friday-Saturday April 7th-8th 2017.  We have adopted a modified meeting schedule this year - half-day Friday, whole-day Saturday, with Board Meeting Friday morning.  For additional information about PNACP, visit the site at


Tenure Track position at the Evergreen State College.
​A tenure track search for someone to teach physics at Evergreen has begun. The position description is posted at:

Krishna Chowdry would be happy to answer any questions about what it can be like to teach at this highly non-traditional college.  You can e-mail him at Krishna Chowdary <>.