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Teacher Workshops

Workshops for both High School and College teachers are planned for Friday April 5, 2013 and Saturday April 6, 2013 in the Science Building. Use the the links below obtain more information.


All workshop questions and comments including

  1. How to pre-register for workshops?
  2. How to present a workshop?
  3. How to suggest a workshop topic?

should be addressed to Tom O'Kuma, Physical Science Department, Lee College, P.O. Box 818, Baytown, Tx 77522. Phone: (281) 425-6522. Email Tom at tokuma@Lee.Edu

Conference participants may register for workshops at the conference. However, space is limited and some workshops may be filled. It is therefore suggested that participants pre-register for workshops.

P1: "Ranking Task's for Today's Classroom" by Trina Cannon of Highland Park High School - Friday 10:15-12:00 in Science 236

P2: "Using and Adapting OSP-Based Materials for Interactive Classroom" by Wolfgang Christian of Davidson College - Friday 2:00-5:00 in Science 236

P3: "Teacher Geek Catch the Bug" by Jill Lewis of Sargent Welch - Friday 2:00-5:00 in Science 235

P4: "Research-based Tools and Tips for Teaching Quantum Mechanics" by Chandralekha Singh of the University of Pittsburgh - Saturday 10:30-12:30 in Science 236

P5: "Context Rich Problems and Other Strategies" by Trina Cannon of Highland Park High School - Saturday 10:30-12:30 in Science 234

P6: "Video Analysis in the Introductory Physics Lab" by Tom O'Kuma and Regina Barrera of Lee College - Saturday 12:45-2:45 in Science 236

P7: "Supercomputing for Under $1,000" by Bryant Wyatt and Justin Eiland of Tarleton State University - Saturday 12:45-2:45 in Math 304   

Special Events

SPS Student Social

Where: Tarleton SPS Room 

When: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM 

Event: A chance to meet other university and high school physics students from across the state while enjoying Food, Video Games, and more.

Planetarium Shows

Where: Tarleton Planetarium in the Science Building

When: Thursday Evening and Friday, April 4-5, 2013 at various times

Event: Presentations will be provided throughout the conference using Tarleton's Digistar 3 star projector. Check at the registration desk or planetarium box office for times.

Star Party & Observatory Tour

Where: Tarleton Observatory at the Honeywell Ranch Southeast of Town

When: Friday Evening, April 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM (After the Banquet)

Event: Drive out the TSU observatory after the Friday banquet, see some stars, and try your hand at operating our 32" fully robotic telescope.

Accelerator Laboratory Tour

Event: Tour Tarleton's tandem accelerator facility. Ask the registration desk to see when a tour guide will be available.