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Spring 2012 Newsletter

Paul J. Dolan, Jr., Editor

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In This Issue

  • From the Chair, Chandralekha Singh
  • From the Editor, Paul Dolan
  • About the FEd Session at APS April 2012 Meeting, Renee Diehl
  • FEd Session Schedule at APS March 2012 and April 2012 Meetings
  • Notice of the Physics Research & Education Gordon Conference: "Astronomy's Discoveries and Physics Education"
  • ALPhA-BFY (Beyond the First Year) Conference
  • APS Members Recognized by AAPT for Excellence in Physics Education
  • Upcoming AAPT Meetings & Workshops
  • Call for Nominations: Awards and Fellowships, Larry Woolf
  • 2011 APS Fellows Nominated by the Forum on Education, Larry Woolf
  • About our New APS Fellows: Noah Finkelstein and Chandralekha Singh
  • Browsing the Journals Carl Mungan.
  • Web Watch Carl Mungan.
  • Executive Committee

Letters & Opinions

  • "High School Physics, First or Last, Must Be Mathematical," Stewart E. Brekke
  • "Necessities for improving STEM education" George O. Zimmerman
  • "Is the textbook obsolete?" Peter Lindenfeld and Suzanne White Brahmia


  • "A Course to Prepare Physics Students for the Research Laboratory," David G. Haase, Hans Hallen, and David P. Kendellen
  • "Astronomy Outreach Adventures in Rural Guatemala!" Linda Strubbe.
  • "An Introduction to PIRA" Dale Stille
  • "Answer to Challenge to the Readership" Paul Dolan.

Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart, Editor

  • From the Editor of the Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart
  • "The Boston University PhysTEC Program" Andrew Duffy
  • "Physics Learning Communities, Teacher Scientist Alliances, and Local Physics Alliances: Professional Development whose Time has Come Again" Jacob Clark Blickenstaff.
  • "University of Arkansas Case Study: Teaching, Research, and Advising" Gabriel Popkin

Disclaimer: The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.