Spring Meeting

Information

The Spring Meeting will be Friday-Saturday, April 29-30, 2022 at Avon High School in Avon, IN.

Cost is $30 which includes the program on Friday night, presentations and session on Saturday morning, and our business meeting and luncheon early Saturday afternoon. Rates are discounted if you are a first-time attendee or if you bring a friend. Also, college students can attend for free! Virtual-only attendance is $5.

After you have registered, you can pre-pay your registration fee using the Pay Pal widget below. Payment will also be accepted at the event.

Call for Papers

Saturday morning and afternoon will include presentations by physics teachers and educators with varying levels of experience and expertise. We need session proposals from many of you in order to make this program a success, so please consider sharing your ideas and experiences with other physics instructors. Plan now to attend and make a presentation!

Presentations will be scheduled to run 15 minutes plus five minutes for questions. A limited number of double block sessions will be accepted. Please indicate any special equipment needed.

Talks of any variety that might be beneficial to our association are welcome. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

Meeting Agenda

Friday Evening

6:00-7:00pm Registration: Mingling with light snacks available

7:00-8:00pm Electronics Workshop with Chris Hill, Avon High School Tech Ed teacher and 2017 Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the year (see abstract below).

8:00-9:00pm Demo Derby: Bring your favorite demo, teaching tool, or something you want to share/learn about

9:00pm Social hour: Many participants go out to eat together during this time.


Saturday

8:00-8:25am Registration: Mingling with light breakfast foods

8:30am President's Welcome and Meeting Information

8:40-11:40am Concurrent sessions

11:45am-12:15pm Lunch

12:15-12:45pm Keynote Address: "Bringing Information Science to High Schools" by Dr. David Baxter, Physics Dept Chair at Indiana University and Managing Director for the Quantum Science and Engineering Center (see abstract below).

12:45-1:30 Business Meeting and Presentation of Awards

Electronics Workshop (Friday Evening 7:00)

Chris Hill, Avon High School Tech Ed teacher and 2017 Finalist for Indiana Teacher of the year

This workshop will involve building and testing a 555 timer circuit using a breadboard, oscilloscope, and various Digital Electronic Components. This a hands-on session, working through a variety of experiments to document how altering capacitance and resistance in a circuit impacts a sine wave.

Keynote Address (Saturday Afternoon 12:15): Bringing Quantum Information Science to High Schools

Dr. David Baxter, Physics Dept Chair at Indiana University and Managing Director for the Quantum Science and Engineering Center.

Much of our modern technology has come out of our knowledge of quantum mechanics, and some have come to refer to this 20th century transformation of our technological power as the First Quantum Revolution. The devices underpinning this first revolution (transistors, digital electronics, magnetism, much of Chemistry, fluorescent and LED lighting, etc.) rely on quantum effects involving single particles. New technologies are starting to emerge that will harness the very weird phenomenon of quantum entanglement, and these too may transform our lives in the years to come. This coming “Second Quantum Revolution” (SQR) will have a profound impact on our lives and economy as much as the first, and today’s students (both in High School and College) would be well-served by an early introduction to some of the basic ideas behind these new technologies. Many of these students are likely to be quite excited by the opportunities the SQR will bring. Fortunately, one can gain a significant appreciation for the power of these technologies without any of the mathematical baggage that has accompanied traditional introductions to Quantum Mechanics. In this talk I will try to convey some of the beauty and power of some SQR developments as well as to demonstrate how some of the ideas can be explored with tools available to high-school students.

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