AAPT Will Show Underrepresented Students Learning Science is Fun

Released: 12/19/2013 9:55 AM EST
Source Newsroom: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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Newswise — College Park, Maryland (December 18, 2013) — On Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) along with the Society for Physics Students (SPS) will host the Students Exploring Engineering and Science (SEES) program for 100 Title I 8th grade students from Howard Middle School at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The SEES program will consist of three hours of hands-on science activities.

AAPT will provide the lunches, career information, and science materials. The Society of Physics Students (SPS), an organization for undergraduate students interested in physics, organizes the program consisting of four interactive stations. Students rotate through each station and have an opportunity to engage in a science activity.

AAPT and SPS volunteers will spend the morning encouraging students to stay in school and take science, math, and writing courses. The main purpose of this program is to reinforce the importance of learning science in school, while making learning fun.
To learn more about the Students Exploring Engineering and Science program, visit: http://bit.ly/aaptSEES.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, physics education researchers, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching the practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.