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Registration Open for Fall Workshop at UNL

A large workshop will be held for high school and college instructors of Physics and Astronomy at UNL on October 12, 2019. The workshop will be a joint meeting of the annual Astronomy Education Workshop and the fall biannual meeting of the Nebraska chapter of the American Association of Physics Teachers. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 am in Jorgensen Hall and the event will run until 4:30 pm.

Guests include:

  • Robert Hilborn (Associate Executive Officer of the AAPT) — who will be delivering a plenary on the nature of gravitational waves and teaching a longer session on implementing computation in physics classes. He will lead a breakout session on the Living Physics Portal -- a vast repository of teaching materials for IPLS (Introductory Physics for Life Science) students debuting soon.
  • Kathryn Williamson (Teaching Assistant Professor at West Virginia University) — who wil be delivering a plenary on incorporating networks of robotic telescopes in instruction and delivering a longer session on the Pulsar Search Collaboratory.

Attendees can choose between a large number of breakout sessions and three longer sessions. Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and parking are provided.

Registration is available at http://go.unl.edu/astro2019. A flyer describing the event is available at https://astro.unl.edu/graphics/UNLworkshop2019.pdf.

Attendees who are interested in leading one of the half-hour (interactive) breakout sessions should e-mail Kevin Lee at klee6@unl.edu.

Thursday, August 1, 2019  —  Kevin