Governor Rick Scott Declares January 4-11, 2014 "Physics Education Week" in Florida

Released: 12/20/2013 11:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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Newswise — College Park, MD December 18, 2013 – Governor Rick Scott declared, in an official proclamation, that the upcoming week of January 4-11, 2013 will be "Physics Education Week" in Florida.

In making his proclamation, Governor Scott recognizes the importance of physics education and research as a benefit to citizens of, not only Florida, but also the United States of America intellectually, economically, and socially."

The proclamation also specifically recognizes the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) for the development of effective teaching resources and enrichment programs. The full proclamation is available online.

Approximately 700 physics educators will gather in Orlando, Florida during the week for the AAPT 2014 Winter Meeting. Journalists interested in attending the meeting, which runs through Tuesday, can find registration information below.

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MORE INFORMATION FOR JOURNALISTS
The 2014 Winter Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) takes place from January 4-7 in Orlando, FL at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Information and registration will be available at the hotel.

KEY WEB SITES
Main meeting site: http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/wm2014
AAPT abstracts: http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/wm2014/session.cfm
Rosen Plaza Hotel: http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/wm2014/hotelpage.cfm

REGISTERING AS A JOURNALIST
Science writers intending to go to the meeting should contact Marilyn Gardner (mgardner@aapt.org) or 301-209-3306 about free registration. Journalists are encouraged to register in advance. Press badges can be picked up at the meeting registration desk and will allow you to attend all scientific sessions and exhibits.


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