FHSU students, faculty make presentations at American Association of Physics Teachers meeting
11/10/2000

HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University hosted the annual fall meeting for the American Association of Physics Teachers on Oct. 27-28. Several FHSU students and faculty gave presentations during the conference, which was organized by Dr. Paul Adams, associate professor of physics at FHSU.

The students who gave presentations are listed below by hometowns, classification, and presentation title.

BELOIT: Eric Gourley, junior, "Developing an Integrated System for Using a CCD Camera, Telescope, and Computer: A Report on Progress."
COLBY: Jessica Schlick, senior, "Kansas Cosmosphere NASA Trips: A Report."
HAYS: Lora Clark, senior, "Samples from and Integrated Mathematics and Physical Science Unit on Temperature and Heat"; Rebecca Charles, senior, "The NASA's Young Astronauts Program: An Opportunity for Community Outreach"; Adam North, senior, "A Simple Radioactive Decay Laboratory using CBLs and Balloons"; William Peterson, senior, "Absorbing Boundary Conditions and the Time-dependent Propagation of Wave Packets."
SALINA: Andrew Prideaux, 1508 Pershing, special undergraduate, "Absorbing Boundary Conditions and the Time-dependent Propagation of Wave Packets."
SCHOENCHEN: Jesse Shaver, senior, "Effects of Dispersion and Aberrations in Ocular Focusing of Femtosecond Pulses and the Impact on Damage Mechanisms."
TESCOTT: Jaimi Hutchinson, senior, "Kansas Cosmosphere NASA Trips: A Report."

Faculty members who gave presentations are listed below.
Dr. Paul Adams, associate professor of physics, "University-High School Partnerships in AOK States"; "Developing an Integrated System for Using a CCD Camera, Telescope, and Computer: A Report"; "Fort Hays State University NASA/NOVA Project: An Overview"; "Kansas Cosmosphere NASA Trips: A Report"; "NASA's Young Astronauts Program: An Opportunity for Community Outreach"; "A Simple Radioactive Decay Laboratory Using CBLs and Balloons."

Dr. Gavin Buffington, assistant professor of physics, "Effects of Dispersion and Aberrations in Ocular Focusing of Femtosecond Pulses and the Impact on Damage Mechanisms"; "Absorbing Boundary Conditions and the Time-dependent Propagation of Wave Packets."
Dr. Ervin Eltze, professor of mathematics and computer science, "Fort Hays State University NASA/NOVA Project: An Overview"; "NASA Project NOVA -- Improving Science and Mathematics Instruction at the University and College Level."
Dr. Timothy Folkerts, assistant professor of physics, "Toward a Paperless Lab."
Dr. James Hohman, professor of chemistry, "Fort Hays State University NASA/NOVA Project: An Overview"; "NASA Project NOVA -- Improving Science and Mathematics Instruction at the University and College Level."
Dr. Germaine Taggart, assistant professor of teacher education, "Fort Hays State University NASA/NOVA Project: An Overview"; "Global Issues in an Inquiry-Based Setting."
Other presenters are listed below.
CONCORDIA: Todd Leif, Cloud County Community College, "PEPTYC-Qu-Op -- An ATE NSF Collaboration for the Enhancement of Physics Instruction at the Two-year College Level."
EL DORADO: Earl Legleiter, El Dorado High School, "Modeling Methods of Physics Instruction."
ELLIS: Perry Mick, Ellis High School, "Heat of Vaporization of Water."
GARDEN CITY: Dr. Rod Milbrandt, Garden City Community College, "Medical Physics: An Overview."
HAYS: Cheryl Sheperd-Adams, Hays High School, "Introduction to Using the TI-CBL System in Teaching Physics."
MANHATTAN: Fred Nelson, Manhattan High School, "Amusement Park Physics and More -- What can be learned in an alternative setting."


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