September 2018 Newsletter


  • The FL-AAPT fall meeting is Oct 19-20 at UF! Check out workshops, registration info, and submit a presentation proposal.
  • Step Up 4 Women is a new APS effort addressing the gender gap in Physics majors using just two periods of your high school class. Together we can fix this.
  • Check out one of the coolest and most most in-demand degrees: UCF’s new Photonic Science & Engineering B.S. (and FL-AAPT’s new sponsor!).
  • Let us know how Physics education is doing in your area and we’ll post it here. Submit newsletter items to

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Florida science media you should probably 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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