- Check out one of the coolest and most most in-demand degrees, UCF’s new Photonic Science & Engineering B.S. (and our new sponsor!).
- Do you teach an undergraduate electronics lab? Earn $500 for piloting an NSF-funded simulation.
- UCF Physics has been working to standardize content in algebra-based Physics 1 courses with feeder schools and MCAT. See the learning goals for yourself.
- Let us know how Physics education is doing in your area and we’ll post it here. Submit newsletter items to AAPTflorida@gmail.com.
- Oct 19-20: FL-AAPT Fall Meeting at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Registration and call for proposals open now.
- Oct 25-27: Florida Assoc. of Science Teachers fall conference in Miami.
- Jan 12-15, 2019: AAPT Winter Meeting in Houston, TX
- April 11-14, 2019: NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, MO.
- July 16-18, 2019: National Astronomy Teaching Summit in Baltimore, MD.
- July 20-24, 2019: AAPT Summer Meeting in Provo, UT
- January 18-21, 2020: AAPT Winter Meeting in Orlando.
Florida science media you should be following
- Walkabout the Galaxy may be your new favorite podcast. This trio of UCF Planetary scientists compare their show to Car Talk. It’s a humorous discussion of the latest scientific and geek happenings … and you may end up learning something while you listen.
- If you aren’t reading FSU Physicist Paul Cottle’s blog A Bridge To Tomorrow, you’re missing out on legislative updates, education policy analysis, and witty commentary.
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