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New Physics Teacher Workshops – March

Dear New Physics Teachers,

There will be two new Physics Teacher Workshops in March.  The focus of these workshops will be Waves: Light and Sound.  All participants will receive teaching materials, equipment, and hands-on experience using the free equipment.

Use this link to RSVP for one of these:

Sat – March 2nd @ Santa Monica College
Sat – March 9th @ San Diego State University

As always, these workshops are absolutely free.


Please share this email or our website with a New or Upcoming teacher.  I hope to see you next month.


James Lincoln

2019 Summer Physics Academy at UCR

The UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the 11th annual Summer Physics Academy (SPA) for High School Teachers

Time: June 24-28, 8:30am-4:00pm
Location: UCR Physics Department
Application deadline March 25th, 2019 (notifications will be made by April 8th)
Online application and information details at:

The SPA is a 5-day institute for high school physics teachers taking place at the UCR Department of Physics and Astronomy and coordinated by UCR physics faculty.

Refresh your content knowledge of physics concepts
Participate in hands-on activities to understand NGSS instruction
Learn about current research performed by UCR faculty
Network with teachers in the region and UCR faculty

-Morning coffee, lunch, materials and UCR parking permit will be provided for each day of the academy.
-A stipend of $400 will be given to participants attending all 5 days

Registration Open: 2019 Girls in STEAM Symposium on March 2

Calling all girls and young women, grades 4 – 12! St. Margaret’s will host its 3rd annual Girls in STEAM Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expanded to a full day this year, Girls in STEAM is designed to ignite passions for STEAM fields and explore areas of studies and career avenues through workshops, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in design challenges, mini hack-a-thon, an escape room, and connect with a larger community of female role models in the STEAM fields. If you are or know a bonafide STEAM girl, or one who just wants to learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math, please plan to attend this action-packed, fun-filled day of hands-on activities and connecting with inspiring STEAM women! We are also looking for STEAM leaders to participate in the Symposium! Girls in STEAM 2019 is open to girls from the Southern California region! Click here for more information and to register. Please contact St. Margaret’s STEAM Fellow Dr. Jennifer Ross-Viola with any questions.