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Summer 2008 Newsletter

Larry Woolf, Editor

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In This Issue

  • From the Chair, Ernest Malamud
  • From the Editor, Larry Woolf


  • Forum on Education News: FEd Program Committee, FEd Nominating Committee, FEd Fellowships
  • Video Analysis Workshops for College and University Faculty, Robert Teese
  • Introducing ALPhA, Michael Crescimanno
  • New Web-Based Collection of Open Source Physics Resources, Bruce Mason


  • Physics Textbook Writing: Medieval, Monastic Mimicry, Craig Bohren
  • Thoughts about the Career of a Graduating PhD in Physics, Martin C. Gutzwiller
  • The APS/AAPT Conference on Graduate Education in Physics, Janet Tate
  • Information Fluency and Physics Curriculum: Faculty/Librarian Collaboration, Pat Viele
  • Computer-based Tutorials to Develop Expertise in Introductory Physics Students, Chandralekha Singh
  • From the Desk of the NIH Director: Special Edition on Science Education, Elias A. Zerhouni

Invited Education Sessions at the 2008 APS April Meeting

  • Session B4: How to Communicate Physics to the General Public Using Books and Articles, Art Hobson
  • Session D7: Physics Demonstrations and Strategies for Teaching and Public Outreach, Diane Miller, James Cibulka, Rebecca Trousil
  • Session H4: Undergraduate Education in Nuclear Physics, Warren Rogers, John Shriner, Sekazi Mtingwa
  • Session J5: US Particle Accelerator School Session, William Barlet, Evgenya Smirno, Michael Syphers
  • Session L4: Why We Should Double the Number of Undergraduate Degrees in Physics, Ted Hodapp, Robert Hilborn, David Boulware
  • Session T7: Excellence in Physics Education Award Session, Peter Shaffer, Jill Marshall, Gary Gladding
  • Session X4: Programs to Prepare Teaching Assistants to Teach, Steve Pollock, MacKenzie Stetzer, Ken Heller

Invited Education Sessions at the 2008 APS March Meeting

  • Session J7: Undergraduate Nanotechnology and Materials Physics Education I, Robert Chang, Greta Zenner, Jeffrey Collett, Fiona Goodchild, Pradeep Haldar
  • Session Q7: Undergraduate Nanotechnology and Materials Physics Education II, Emily Allen, Gregory Salamo, Chris Hughes, Michael Dubson, Janet Tate
  • Session U7: Physics Demonstrations and Strategies for Teaching and Public Outreach, Wendy Crone, Murty A. Akundi, Stephen Collins, John Thacker, Robert McGuire

Teacher Preparation Section

  • From the Editor of the Teacher Preparation Section, John Stewart
  • 2008 PTEC Conference: "Master Teachers: Change Agents for Teacher Preparation", Gabe Popkin
  • Doing the Right Thing (and in the Right Place):Starting a Teacher Preparation Program at a Research University, Laurie E. McNeil
  • Improving Physics Education through a Diverse Research and Learning Community at Florida International University, Laird Kramer, Eric Brewe, and George O'Brien
  • Contributing to Teacher Preparation through "Broader Impacts" Activities, Monica Plisch

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.