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Spring 2013 Newsletter 

Paul J. Dolan, Jr., Editor

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In This Issue 

  • From the Chair, Renee Diehl
  • From the Editor: What Are the Best Conferences You Have Attended?, Paul Dolan
  • FEd Session Schedule at APS March 2012 and April 2012 Meetings
  • Upcoming APS & AAPT Meetings & Workshops
  • New Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction
  • ALPhA Immersions for Summer 2013
  • Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education
  • Award for Excellence in Physics Education
  • AAPT Awards to APS Members
  • Call for Nominations for Awards and Fellowships
  • New APS Fellows Nominated from the Forum on Education
  • About our New APS Fellows: David M. Cook, Paul Cottle, Paul DeYoung, David E. Meltzer
  • Browsing the Journals, Carl Mungan.
  • Web Watch, Carl Mungan.
  • Executive Committee

Letters & Opinions

  • “Interested in more than just Physics Education?” About the Society for College Science Teachers, Brian R. Shmaefsky
  • “Some Reasons for Lack of Physics Achievement in Inner City Schools”, Stewart E. Brekke
  • “Enhancing Your Local Section Meetings”, Joss Ives


  • “An intermediate-level physics laboratory: A system of two coupled oscillators with low-cost accelerometers”, Mary Lamont and Minjoon Kouh
  • “Einstein on Faster-Than-Light (FTL) particles?”, Robert Ehrlich
  • “Service Learning in Introductory Astronomy and Physics”, Michael P Orleski
  • “Preparing Physics Graduate Students for Careers in Industry”, Lawrence Woolf

Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart, Editor

  • From the Editor of the Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart
  • “Towson University PhysTEC Project”, Cody Sandifer and Ronald Hermann
  • “The PhysTEC Program at Virginia Tech”, John Simonetti
  • “The CSUSM Learning Assistants Program”, Edward Price

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.