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Anyone attending AAPT Orlando (Jan 4-7)?

  1. Dec 23, 2013 #1

    robphy

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    So how was it? :)
     
  4. Jan 15, 2014 #3

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    It was okay...

    The Winter Meeting is smaller than the Summer Meeting... but it seems that the meetings are generally getting smaller. The number of vendors in the exhibition hall seems to be getting smaller. The location of the conference was nice (the Rosen Plaza, apparently one of many conference centers in that immediate area [near Universal Orlando]).

    As usual, there were some interesting talks and posters... mostly concerning introductory physics... but some concerning upper-level undergraduate physics. (I wish there were more upper-level.)

    The most interesting thing I saw there was the IOLab (old version: http://news.illinois.edu/ii/11/1020/physics_device.html, newer version: http://labframe.org/ ), which is a hopefully-low-cost device that can compactly and wirelessly stream real-time data from various sensors so that students can do their own experiments and measurements at home or on the go (i.e. not necessarily in the lab classroom). Unfortunately, you can't buy it yet. It is under development and is being tried out in some classes at UIUC.


    The weather was nice (in the 60s to upper 70s)... but it did catch some cold days (near freezing at night) while the northern states were feeling that polar vortex. There were some who were scheduled to present but had their flights cancelled.


    I plan to be at the next meeting, in Minneapolis. (I usually go to at least one per year.)

    http://www.aapt.org/Events/meetings.cfm lists the future meetings:
    2014 Summer Meeting, July 26-30 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
    2015 Winter Meeting, January 3-6 (San Diego, California)
    2015 Summer Meeting, July 25-29 (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland)
    2016 Winter Meeting, January 9-12 (New Orleans, Louisiana)
     
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