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2018 AP Physics Exam Analysis & Discussion

Wed., May 23, 2018 7-9 PM  at BOCES, Deer Park

Directions to BOCES, Deer Park

 Physics Teacher Events & News




Stephen Hawking dies at age 76 - read some of his QUOTES; his appearances in Star Trek TNG, the Pink Floyd album 'The Division Bell', the Simpsons, the Metropolitan Opera piece, 'The Prologue', the Big Bang Theory and the movie 'The Theory of Everything' are HERE



SUNYSB will provide attendance certification for each of the lectures attended during the Spring 2018 semester. NYS teachers who wish to receive CTLE credit for any of these lectures must register HERE  You must register for each lecture you attend and sign-in at the lecture. The Graduate School will send a CTLE certificate about six weeks after each lecture.  

Fri 4/20

BIOLOGY LECTURE AT SUNYSB   Charles Wang Center Auditorium; 7:30PM, SBU EARTH DAY CELEBRATION PLENARY LECTURE, National Science Foundation and Purdue University will present a lecture by Dr. Paul Shepson, Jonathan Amy Distinguished Professor in Analytical and Atmospheric Chemistry at Purdue University, entitled “Embrace the Change”  A growing global population, continuing industrialization, and continuing reliance on fossil fuels are combining to create a number of threats to natural ecosystems and to sustainability of human processes. These impacts will affect where we live, how we feed ourselves, and other important measures of quality of life. While the solutions to climate change are rather daunting, there are a multitude of reasons for optimism, and associated opportunities. Indeed, there are great opportunities for personal leadership, for business development, contributions to the economy, to sustainable development, and to quality of life. Technical developments are enabling the identification of a wide array of viable paths to carbon-free energy production and transportation systems. We have the tools needed to change the world, to rebuild healthier cities, and to better protect ourselves from natural and human-derived hazards, and to build resilience to rapid change. But equally exciting is the fact that New York and Stony Brook University can lead in many ways, and in this talk I will encourage us all to do that! We can be the change we want to see in the world, and making it happen will be exciting!

Fri 4/27

GEOLOGY LECTURE AT SUNYSB 7:30PM ESS001, Joel Hurowitz, “The PIXL investigation on the Mars 2020 Rover mission: Investigating ancient environments and searching for signs of past life on Mars” The Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry, or PIXL, is a micro-focus X-ray fluorescence instrument that has been selected as part of the scientific payload of the upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. Mounted on the end of the rover's arm, PIXL will be used to reveal chemical clues about Mars' watery past in an effort to determine whether Mars was ever home to microbial life. In this presentation, I will discuss what it takes to mature a scientific instrument from the concept stage to the point that it has been transformed into actual flight hardware, ready to fly to Mars.  

Fri 5/4

ASTRONOMY LECTURE AT SUNYSB 7:30PM ESS001, Michael Zingale, “Stellar Nucleosysthesis and the Origin of the Elements”  Aside from hydrogen and helium and a few other light elements and isotopes, the elements in our bodies and on earth trace their origins to stars. During their lifetimes, stars produce energy by fusing light elements into heavier elements. At the final stage of stellar evolution, supernova explosions and stellar mergers make the very heaviest elements. In this talk, I will present an overview of the process of stellar nucleosynthesis and outline some of the sites where it takes place.

Tu 5/8

AP-1 Exam at 12 noon (schedule)

Wed 5/9

AP-2 Exam at 12 noon (schedule)

Sat 5/12

Exec Board Meeting in Bellmore (LIPTA members invited; just let us know you are coming)

Mon 5/14

AP-C Exam 12 noon=Mechanics; 2PM=Electricity & Magnetism (schedule)

Wed 5/23

AP Physics Exam Analysis & Discussion at BOCES, Deer Park, 7-9PM 

Tu 6/19

Physics Regents Exam (see Regents Exam Schedule)

Th 6/21

LIPTA Barbecue 4-7PM in Blue Point (no charge for current LIPTA members)


You can now renew your LIPTA membership for FOUR years! Go HERE to renew for 1, 2 or 4 years.


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