Please this link to submit an abstract for the hybrid meeting on Saturday, November 11th at UCONN.

(Note: At this time, we are accepting only in-person presentations. (We are unable to accept virtual presentations at this time due to current equipment capabilities, but we hope to welcome virtual presentations for the spring meeting.)

Members: Link to forum thread on the meeting Fall 2023 Meeting.

AAPT-NES Spring 2022 Meeting

  • 2022-05-14
  • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mt Holyoke College: Hybrid - in Person and via Zoom
  • 279


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Keynote, invited & contributed talks, discussion, attending in person - includes Box Lunch on site.
  • Keynote, invited & contributed talks, discussion, attending via Zoom
  • Special Registration (Virtual only) for new teachers of physics who are in their first five years of teaching and who have yet to participate in AAPT-NES. Please email for approval for this registration to
  • Virtual only Registration for H.S., Undergraduate, and Graduate Students only.
  • Vendor Registration (1 person) includes sponsorship mention, 10 minute speaking slot, mailing list access, and box lunch.
  • Vendor Registration (2 Persons) includes same as 1 person registration, and breakout room/table for Saturday and lunch for 2 persons.

Registration is closed

The Spring 2022 Meeting of the New England Section of AAPT will be hybrid: virtual with an onsite option...  

Location:  Mt Holyoke College, Willits-Hallowell Conference Center
25 Park Street, South Hadley, MA is the correct GPS address.

Hybrid: in Person and via Zoom.  Zoom link will be emailed to participants on Friday...  

The Meeting Theme is:  Building Community for Teachers of Physics

Open questions fitting the theme for contributed talks might include:
1) How do we network in a post(?)- or waning pandemic world?
2) How do we access shared resources that remain current and available?
3) What type of existing communities for teachers of physics exist?
4) How do we bridge outside of New England to other communities of teachers of physics?
And any talk related to the teaching of physics is always welcomed as a contributed talk.

Official program available in person and online via Zoom starting at 9:45 am Saturday, May 14th. 

Schedule:  As of 5/9/2022, talk start times will be consecutive as much as possible.

Friday, May 13, 2022; no scheduled activity

Saturday, May 14 2022; AAPT Saturday Session

9:45 am Zoom Room opens for Conversation, Testing, Open Chat, Etc. breakout rooms for AAPT-NES Fall Board Meeting, and other discussions

10:00 am SESSION CALLED TO ORDER, Opening Remarks
Ed Hasenohr, President AAPT-NES ( )
David Sturm, New England Representative to AAPT ( )
AAPT Summer Meeting 2024 Boston!
Julie Hammond, AAPT-NES Board, introducing our morning speaker

10:30 am - 11:55 am Morning Keynote Speaker and Discussion - Professor Doctor Lucy Avraamidou, Director of the Institute for Science Education and Communication (ISEC), University of Groningen. Presenting "Social, Cultural, and Gender Issues of Physics Education: What's Identity Got to Do with It?" 

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm  Lunch break, open discussions

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Afternoon Keynote Speaker - Ann Walkup, Cranston High School East, Cranston RI. Presenting "What We Learned Teaching in a Pandemic" .

Contributed Talks:

1:15 pm - 

Workshop:  (time 2:00, follows Contributed Talks and short break)
In person participants fully participate, online participants can watch

  • Workshop:  Steve Henning, PTRA

    • Title:  Excerpts from Perimeter Institute Curricula

Description: Workshop will focus on activities from the Perimeter Institute such as Climate Change, GPS, Planck's Constant, and others as time allows.

**  Note, APS members are always welcome to register for AAPT sessions and workshops with the understanding that there is no APS documentation of presentations as at AAPT or AAPT-led joint meetings.

* AAPT welcomes all other contributed papers/posters at link above.

ZOOM HOST Contact:

David Sturm, University of Maine 207-478-4937 (text only)


Ed Hasenohr, President AAPT-NES ( )

The New England Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT-NES) is an affiliate section of AAPT representing physics teachers in the six New England states and other interested teachers.  AAPT-NES can currently be reached by mail in care of David Sturm, Treasurer AAPT-NES, 274 French St, Bangor, ME 04401. is the primary website for AAPT-NES.  Additional materials and historic information is available at  Consult it for further information.

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