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Physics and Chemistry instructors needed for Fall 2017

Norco College of the Riverside Community College District is looking to hire a few part-time Physics and Chemistry instructors for this coming Fall 2017 semester from 8/28/17 to 12/14/17.

Minimum Qualifications: Master Degree in Physics for the physics position and Master degree in Chemistry for the chemistry position.

If interested, please email your resume or CV to phu.tran@norcocollege.edu.

Summer program for students

The application deadline for the Caltech Community Science Academy is this Saturday, April 15.

The program is open to all students who will be in grades 9 to 12 next year.

Information and application is online: http://csa.caltech.edu/SummerProgram.

UCR QuarkNet workshop

The UC Riverside QuarkNet group will host a two day teacher workshop on Thursday, July 27th and Friday, July 28th at the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The workshop will review the science of particle and physics and go through some analysis exercises with data from the CMS experiment. Teachers will receive a stipend of $100 / day.  Travel expenses and lodging for those outside of a reasonable commute distance may be covered.

A complete flyer can be found online: http://physics.ucr.edu/~owen/quarknet-flyer-2017.pdfIf you are a teacher and would like to take part in the workshop, please contact Owen Long (owen.long@ucr.edu) by June 1, 2017.Hurry! Space and budget are limited.  

 

Lunch and workshop reservations are due

Those interested in the $10 box lunch option need to complete the reservation form immediately. Reservations are due Monday, April 3.

Likewise, the workshop reservations are also due Monday, April 3.

 
SCAAPT Spring Meeting
April 8, 2017
Loyola Marymount University
 

Free Professional Development Opportunity

MiraCosta College and the Center for Astronomy Education invite all current and future astronomy instructors (and other related disciplines such as physics, earth/space science, etc.) to the 2017 CAE Southwest Regional Teaching Exchange.

Registration is free. We expect to provide light morning refreshments and a modest lunch.
Saturday, 06 May 2016
10:00am-4:00pm
MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, Room 4526
Oceanside, CA

http://tiny.cc/2017caeswrte

Whether you have been to a CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop or not, everyone is welcome. Discussions range from active engagement strategies to availability of research-validated curricula, online vs. on-ground, implementation issues, classroom management techniques, and more. Have you seen the materials and Lecture Tutorials on detecting exoplanets using gravitational microlensing and transits? How about the radio astronomy curriculum and Tutorial? Want to talk about teaching in a flipped classroom environment? What else will help you and your students achieve your learning goals? Your needs guide our discussions.

Astronomy instructors wanted (multiple positions)

MiraCosta College has multiple openings for part-time astronomy instructors for Fall 2017.

All courses run 21 August through 16 December 2017.

ASTR 101: Descriptive Astronomy (multiple sections including one online)
ASTR 101L: Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory (two sections)
ASTR 120: Life in the Universe (one section)

Full job announcement with details is here.

All interested parties MUST apply online at <https://jobs.miracosta.edu> and submit an application to the “Astronomy Associate (Part-time) Instructor 2017/2018” pool.

Spring Meeting deadlines

FYI: Lunch reservations and workshop reservations are due Monday, April 3. Please complete the online forms soon so we may have accurate counts.
SCAAPT Spring Meeting
April 8, 2017
Loyola Marymount University
The meeting website has information on all aspects of the meeting, including:

Information about the invited speakers: Jonas Mureika, Walter Buell and Michelle Feynman… and just added… Arnold Silver, one of the inventors of the SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device)!
Titles and abstracts of the member contributed presentations.
Logistics information- maps, parking directions and lunch options.

 

Spring Meeting schedule

The complete schedule for the upcoming Spring SCAAPT Meeting is now posted on the SCAAPT website.
Saturday, April 8
Loyola Marymount University
On the website you will see:

Information about the invited speakers: Jonas Mureika, Walter Buell and Michelle Feynman
Titles and abstracts of the member contributed talks
Descriptions of the optional morning workshops and their registration form.
Logistics information (maps, parking directions and lunch options).  Those interested in the $10 box lunch option need to complete the reservation form.

 

We look forward to seeing old and new friends alike at the Spring Meeting!

Spring meeting workshop registration

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 8 at Loyola Marymount University. We are pleased to open registration for the optional morning workshops. Before the formal portion of the meeting, there will be two concurrent workshops in which members can participate. There is no cost for either workshop. Space is limited for both, so please register your preferences soon. Descriptions for both are shown below.
Please complete the online registration form if you are interested in participating in one of the morning workshops.
Don’t forget, if you wish to reserve a box lunch, you need to fill out the online reservation form. Driving directions and parking information (including the price of parking… $0!), can be found on the meeting webpage. Don’t forget- we are scheduled to have several wonderful invited presentations: Walter Buell will share insights on preparing physics majors for the workforce that are based on his personal experience in industry and his work on the recent Phys 21 report, Jonas Mureika will discuss new ideas in quantum gravity based on models with one or two dimensions, and Michelle Feynman will present personal stories of her father, Richard Feynman.
Morning workshop descriptions:
Incorporating Astronomical concepts in General Physics- John Bulman (Loyola Marymount University)
This workshop is a hands on program that has three modules. Participants work with three concepts in Astronomy. The first deals with Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion. They will construct ellipses of different eccentricities and understand the location of the Sun and the planet. Working with these ellipses, Kepler’s second law, equal area in equal time ,is examined. Kepler’s third law is derived for circular orbits.

The second module is to construct a scale model of the solar system using 8 spheres of different sizes and one meter to equal […]

Spring meeting updates

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 8 at Loyola Marymount University. Now is the time to put the meeting on your calendar and start your planning.  If you wish to reserve a box lunch, you need to fill out the online reservation form. Driving directions and parking information (including the price of parking… $0!), can be found on the meeting webpage.

We will have several amazing invited speakers:

Walter Buell- Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers
Jonas Mureika- Gravity in Flatland: How dumping dimensions informs fundamental physics

and just announced…

Michelle Feynman- Genius to You, Father to Me

 

The full schedule with the member-contributed talks will be posted shortly.