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Winter 2015

January  30- Deadline for AAPT Fellows Nominations.

Recently, AAPT set up the Fellows program to honor members who have made exceptional contributions to the mission of the AAPT (i.e., to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.)

Each Area Committee and each Section is eligible to nominate an individual for consideration by the Awards committee. 

Usually this is done in the fall of each year, but because this was the first cycle of consideration, the Awards Committee has extended the nomination timeline until January 30, 2015.  The nominees should be active AAPT members (for a minimum of seven years) from the two-year college community.  (The four-year college community will be considered in 2015 and the high school community in 2016).

Please use the general nomination form found on the AAPT website.  Two letters of recommendation are required as well as a CV of the nominee.

 Please consider nominating someone from the two-year college community by January 30th..  


January  31- Libations and Demonstrations - v3.0: 
​A second night of physics fun.

Join us Saturday January 31,  7-10 PM at the Bounty in Shoreline for the Third installment.     This is a bit closer to the north end.  Hope to see more of our neighbors from up that way.  

There is an excellent selection of wine, beer, coffee, even fantastic root beer floats and your favorite physics demonstrations.  Light snacks available.

Set up is 6:30 PM and the fun starts at 7:00 PM.  
The address is 17551 15th Ave NE,  Shoreline, WA 98155.

Details: Bring your favorite demonstration. If it does not travel well, contact Robert Hobbs ( to check on equipment loans.
The Bounty Staff will be on hand to serve you (at normal prices).

Feb/March- Libations and Demonstrations - v4.0: 
​A fourth night of physics fun.

Nominate a date and venue for another meeting preferably South of downtown Seattle, but all nominations are considered.  Use the Contact form to send your ideas.


April 10-11 - PNACP Meeting.

New Physics by New Faculty.

Western Washington University, Bellingham.


June 18-20  - Chautauqua Short Course.
Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning.

NEW: Including RealTime Physics 3rd Edition, Clicker Interactive Lecture Demonstrations and Video Analysis
June 18-20, 2015  •  Portland, Oregon
Presented by: David Sokoloff  •  Priscilla Laws  •  Ronald Thornton
This hands-on course is designed for college, university and high school* teachers of physics interested in making learning in their introductory courses more active. Participants will be introduced to research-validated strategies for each component of the course: lecture, lab, problem-solving, modeling and video analysis. Course fee is $200. For more information:

*One or two graduate credits are available from the University of Oregon for $90 per credit.