Texas Section of the American Physical Society

Program Overview

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:00 am–5:00 pm Registration (Science and Research 1, 2nd Floor Lobby)
10:00 am–12:00 pm TSAPS and AAPT Executive Council Meetings (AAPT – Science and Research 1, room 410 and TSAPS – Science and Research 1, room 613)
10:00 am–12:00 pm SPS Welcome Activities/Meet and Greet (Houston Science Center, room 102)
9:00 am–12 pm Session A: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Workshop Session 1
AAPT Workshop I – Introducing Electrostatics using Modeling Instruction – Sticky Tape Lab (Fleming 232)
AAPT Workshop II – Turn Lab Style Problems into Authentic Laboratory Exercises (Fleming 233)
1:00–1:15 pm Welcome (SEC 100)
Dr. Gemunu Gunaratne (UH Department of Physics - Chair)
Dr. Carlos Bertulani (TSAPS President)
1:15–2:15 pm Session B: Opening Plenary Session (SEC 100)
Dr. David Alexander (Rice University)
2:25–4:05 pm Session C: Concurrent Sessions
Session Session Topic Location
C1 Biophysics and Soft Matter I SEC 102
C2 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) I SEC 104
C3 Astronomy and Astrophysics I SEC 203
C4 Material Science SEC 204
C5 High Energy and Particle Physics I SEC 101
2:00–5:00 pm Session D: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Workshop Session 2
AAPT Workshop III – Kinematics Graphs and Vector Addition Diagrams (Fleming 232)
AAPT Workshop IV – Engaging Audiences in Planetary Science (Fleming 233)
3:00–6:00 pm Poster Set-Up (TDECU Stadium - Club Level Suites)
4:05–4:15 pm Break (Science and Research 1, 2nd Floor Lobby)
4:15–5:55 pm Session E: Concurrent Sessions
Session Session Topic Location
E1 High Energy and Particle Physics II SEC 101
E2 Condensed Matter Physics I SEC 102
E3 Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics SEC 203
E4 Nuclear Physics SEC 204
E5 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) II SEC 104
6:15–7:45 pm Session F: Dinner, Keynote Speaker (Club Suite – TDECU Stadium)
Dr. Paul Chu (University of Houston, Texas Center for Superconductivity)
7:50–8:50 pm Session G: Poster Session/Vendor Tables (Club Suite – TDECU Stadium)
9:00pm–10:00pm Session H: ASUH tours of Observatory and TcSUH tours (Science and Research #1 Lobby)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am–12:00 pm Registration (Science and Research 1, 2nd Floor Lobby)
9:00–9:50 am Session J: Plenary Session II (SEC 100)
Dr. Margaret Cheung (University of Houston)
9:50–10:00 am Break (Science and Research 1, 2nd Floor Lobby)
10:00–11:45 am Session L: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Workshop Session 3
AAPT Workshop V - Numerical Calculations in Introductory Physics Using Python (Fleming 232)
AAPT Workshop VI - AP Physics Ideas (Fleming 233)
11:50 am–1:45 pm Session M: Lunch Keynote Speaker (Club Suite – TDECU Stadium)
Dr. Rhett Allain (Southeastern Louisiana University)
2:15–4:15 pm Session N: American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Workshop Session 4
AAPT Workshop VII – Make and Take Apparatus (Fleming 232)
2:10–3:50 pm Session P: Concurrent Sessions
Session Session Topic Location
P1 Society of Physics Students (SPS) II SEC 103
P2 High Energy and Particle Physics V SEC 101
P3 Optics SEC 203
P4 Biophysics and Soft Matter III SEC 102
P5 Condensed Matter Physics II SEC 204
4:00–5:00 pm Session Q: Closing Plenary (SEC 100)
Dr. Robert Kleinberg (Schlumberger, APS 2018 Distinguished Lectureship Award on the Applications of Physics)
5:00–5:30 pm Awards/Closing Remarks – AAPT/TSAPS Executive Committee Reports/TSAPS Spring and Fall 2019 Organizers/Fall 2018 Conference Organizers