American Association Of Physics Teachers Holding Sectional Meeting At Concord

For Immediate Release: 
Apr 19 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.






ATHENS, W.Va. – A joint meeting of the Chesapeake and Appalachian sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) will be held at Concord University in Athens from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The meeting will take place on the 4th floor of the Science Building. This education-oriented meeting is free for K-12 teachers.

The meeting will feature contributed talks and demonstrations, an invited talk, and an invited workshop. The invited talk features Concord University’s own Dr. Richard Cyburt.  He will speak at 12:45 p.m. on “Astrophysical Hoyle State Enhancement”.

At 2 p.m., an invited workshop on “Women and Minorities in the History of Physics, Role Models for Today” will be provided by Dr. Gregory Good, the Spencer Weart Director from the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics.

The on-site registration fee is $25, or a discounted rate of $15 for guests and students. Fees are waived for K-12 teachers. Those interested in the conference can contact Rachel Dominguez from Randolph Macon College at or Dr. Alice Hawthorne Allen at Concord University.

The Spring 2016 Chesapeake Section AAPT meeting was held at Randolph Macon College in Virginia, and the Fall 2016 meeting was held at Northern Virginia Community College. This is the first AAPT meeting to be held at Concord University. 




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if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.