The Melba Newell Phillips Medal has been awarded to Thomas L. O’Kuma, Physics Faculty, Lee College, Baytown, Texas, in recognition of his creative leadership and dedicated service that have resulted in exceptional contributions within AAPT. The Medal will be presented during a Ceremonial Session of the AAPT 2015 Winter Meeting in San Diego, California.
The Spring TSAAPT Meeting was held March 6-7, 2015 at Lee College, Baytown TX. A great venue was planned for K-16 educators, the weather was great, and it is always great to be with fellow educators. The meeting included inviting 150+ middle school kids to the campus to have fun with Paul Williams while they… [Continue Reading]
The TSAAPT Spring 2014 meeting was held at Abilene Christian University, hosted by Jess Dowdy. There were three primary themes: The Future of Energy, Physics Education Research for Science Majors, and Future of Optics. Special speakers included: Kirk Sorenson (Liquid Thorium) Peter McIntyre (TX A&M – accelerator energy) Andrew Dessler (TX A&M – Energy and… [Continue Reading]
As part of our service to educators, TSAAPT put together numerous sessions with stellar presenters. Sessions were designed for both elementary and secondary teachers of physics and physical science. After CAST we will post the handouts, ppts, etc. at this site. If you came to a session and signed in, then we have your names… [Continue Reading]
The Texas Section AAPT Spring meeting was held April 4-6, 2013 at Tarleton State University. A great conference with over 300 physics professors, teachers, and students from across the state. There were plenary speakers, poster sessions, and workshops so there was something for everyone. If you attended, please tell us what your favorite session was. … [Continue Reading]
Members of TSAAPT provided nearly 20 sessions for teachers in all grade levels. Paul Williams and Joe Musser entertained teachers in the TSAAPT booth with amazing physics “tricks”. Presentation documents and resources are available to those attending the sessions using the password provided during the session. Click on the Menu button at the top of… [Continue Reading]
The TSAAPT Fall Meeting was held in November 2012 at Texas Tech University. Members provided workshop sessions for elementary and secondary teachers. Thanks to support from ESC 17, Lubbock ISD, and the TRC, between 20 and 35 teachers attended. The workshops were hosted by Texas Tech University. Thanks to Dr. David Lamp and the others… [Continue Reading]