Nebraska Section - AAPT

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Winter Meeting
Nebraska Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers
Nebraska–American Association of Physics Teachers
March 5, 2005
Bruner Hall of Science, University of Nebraska
Kearney, Nebraska

Tentative Schedule

9:15 – 9:45
Registration, coffee, juice, assorted pastries

9:45 – 10:00
Welcome: Mark and Trecia Markes, hosts

10:00 – 11:00

11:00 – 12:00
Guest speaker, Dan Werthimer, originator of SETI@home (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence screen saver)

12:15 – 1:45
Lunch (deli sandwich and salad buffet) and business meeting

2:00 – 4:30
Workshops and presentations

Dinner (Italian buffet) and guest speaker

Meals (about $7 each) can be purchased at registration.

If you would like to conduct a one-hour workshop or give a 15 minute talk, please email the following information to Trecia Markes at

Name, School, City, Title of Workshop or Presentation, Abstract or
Description (about 50 words or less)

While any topic relevant to teaching physics is acceptable, we are particularly interested in presentations that would be useful to high school teachers such as unusual demonstrations, interesting experiences of first and second year teachers, or anything to celebrate Einstein's birthday as part of the World Year or Physics.

The preferred deadline for abstract submission is Friday, Feb. 18. However, abstracts will be accepted until Monday, Feb. 28, if space is available. If you have questions, please contact Trecia Markes at or Tom Brestel at

Other things to do while in the Kearney area include a planetarium show (free, Bruner Hall, Friday, 7:00 pm), the Crane Watch at the Rowe Sanctuary, the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument in Kearney, and Pioneer Village in Minden.