Zone Meeting Highlights: Zone 13

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In The Zone - Regional SPS Highlights

Zone Meeting Highlights: Zone 13

Joint meeting with Texas sections of APS and AAPT provides opportunity for outreach


Megan Cromis

Abilene Christian University

Students attending the outreach event learned about physics while playing ball, messing around with rainbow diffraction glasses, and bending images on television screens using magnets. Photos courtesy of Megan Cromis.

The joint meeting of the Texas sections of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association of Physics Teachers, and SPS zone 13 took place in March at Lee College in Baytown. This was a very special conference for the students who attended. In addition to the stellar keynote speakers and APS speaker series, SPS had its own speaker series and provided opportunities for students to present posters as well. This allowed students to gain presentation experience and enjoy presentations geared more toward undergraduates. My favorite part about the conference was the opportunity for outreach. Local elementary schools participated in hands-on science experiments. Making connections with the next generation of scientists and engineers really brought together the entire conference. //

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