Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics

Minutes for the Miami meeting of the Committee on International Education

Members Present: J. Fitzgibbons (Chair), G. Aubrecht, J. Drenchko, H. Manos, P.A. Johnson, G. Ramsey, H. SadaghianiGuests Present:
E. Chesick, D. Franklin, D. Gewanter, A. Gibson, G. Golan, L. Jossem, H. Kastrup, J.V. Mallow, S. Micklavzina, C. Papanikolorou, M. Pessonha, C. Robertson, M. Souza, F. Stein, J. Yoo, D. Zollman
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2004.

Members and friends present introduced themselves. It was noted that there were many international visitors present. The minutes of the summer meeting at Madison were unanimously approved. (Moved: Drenchko, second: Fitzgibbons).

A. Future international meetings:
1. GIREP meeting, Moravia, Czech Republic, July 7-13, 2004.
2. Physics Education Conference, "What Physics Should We Teach?", 5-8 July, 2004, South Africa.
3. IACPE (tentative) Dehli, India 2005
4. IACPE (tentative) Costa Rica 2006

B. The Chair reminded the committee about sponsored sessions on Wednesday.
Session EC: Cuban Physics Education: Reports from VIII IACPE Session FE: Physics Teaching Around the World

Information on international conferences and Fuller Fund nominations should be sent to G. Ramsey at gpr@hep.anl.gov. Information can be found at the committee website at: http://www.luc.edu/depts/physics/cie.html. The page is also accessible from the AAPT home page: http://www.aapt.org/.

A. Sessions for Albuquerque
1. Udine, Italy GIREP seminar - Organizer: Stan Micklavzina
2. Report from the GIREP conference - Organizer: J. Fitzgibbons
3. PTAW - Organizer: Don Franklin
B. Sessions for Sacramento
1. Physics Teaching in Africa - cosponsored by CIE and Minorities
2. Physics Teaching: Pacific Rim - cosponsored with Women in Physics
3. Physics Teaching Around the World

A. Future meetings:
1. Summer - July 31-August 4, 2004: California State University, Sacramento, CA. Abstracts due April 1, 2004.
2. Winter - January 8-12, 2005: Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM. Workshop requests due May 1 and abstracts due September 9.
3. Summer - August 6-10, 2005: University of Utah Salt Lake
4. Winter - January 21-25, 2006: Egan Convention Center, Anchorage, AK
Since 2005 is the World Physics Year, suggestions for meeting topics include: (a) metric system standard in the USA (b) environmental issues (c) contributions of immigrants to (US) physics [cosponsor with History committee]
5. Summer - 2006, Syracuse, NY (Tentative)
6. Winter - January 2007, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
7. Summer - 2007, Seattle, WA (with AAS)
8. Winter - January 2008, Baltimore, MD (probable)

B. Nominations for new members of the committee:The following names were submitted to the AAPT Nominating Committee: Tom Haff, D. Gewanter and Peter Hopkinson for committee membership. J. Fitzgibbons mentioned that we should seek future nominees from younger AAPT members who are involved with international activities.

C. Increased international members of AAPT - what can committee do to keep better contact with international members - J Mallow & Helge Kastrup will investigate this

D. Check if articles in AJP could be translated into different languages. Contact C. Mamola of TPT on the exchange of articles from different journals.

E. We should have greater contact with other physics teachers organizations in other countries - e.g. Great Britain (IOP), China and Denmark (DAPT).

F. Nominations for the Fuller Fund:
The following people have been nominated for Fuller Fund awards: Daniel Lottes (Brazil) was mentioned as an earlier nomination. J. Fitzgibbons will request to C. Robertson that we be notified as to the awardees.

G. LISTSERVE - file of addresses for notifying the committee on topics - J. Fitzgibbons will check if subsets of the committee can be notified; members and friends expressed an interest in using this feature. The Chair will check into this.

H. D. Franklin - briefed the committee on the HS International Olympiad (17 question packet of open ended experiments) [in English] Oral presentations of group work will be mandatory. Schedule: Brisbane, Australia June 24-July 1, 2004; Switzerland 2005; Brataslava, Slovakia 2006; s. Korea 2007.

I. F. Stein APS - The Spanish translation of String and Sticky Tape demonstrations is available and free - compiled by Ron Edge and translated by Teddy Halpern.

J. D. Zollman is maintaining the ICPE website - http://web.phys.ksu.edu/icpe - International Commission on Physics Education. He will cross link to the committee website and we will reciprocate (G. Ramsey).

The meeting was adjourned (Motion: Drenchko, Second: Ramsey) at 8:00 p.m.
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