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2016 AP Physics Exam Analysis and Discussion

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at BOCES, Deer Park 7-9PM

May 18, 2016 AP Discussion





Arrival & Coffee


AP-1 Exam-Bill Leacock, presenter


AP-2 Exam-Gillian Winters, presenter


AP-C Exam-Rich Slesinski, presentation to AP-C subgroup



 A certificate for 2 hours professional development credit will be available to current LIPTA members

 Physics Teacher Events & News




TEACHER IN SERVICE CREDITS If your school requires you to have a sequence of educational opportunities in order to receive in-service credit, SUNYSB will provide attendance certification for each of the lectures attended during the Spring 2016 semester.  Contact for details:  

Physics: Lukasz Fidkowski <lukasz.fidkowski@stonybrook.edu>  

Astronomy: Michael Zingale <michael.zingale@stonybrook.edu>  



ASTROFEST AT SUNYSB   7PM Earth & Space Sciences Building  Every spring semester the Stony Brook Astronomy Club holds our annual AstroFest. The purpose of this astronomy outreach event is to show people why astronomy is so awesome in a comfortable and welcoming environment. It is open to all students and faculty of Stony Brook as well as to the public. On the eve of Astrofest, we decorate the first floor of the ESS and order plenty of food. We then invite members of Stony Brook and the public to come and learn about Astronomy in a relaxed environment. Club members research a topic of interest and create posters explaining the topic. Members will often exhibit fun demonstrations in order to reinforce their topic. We open the roof of ESS and show visitors the magnificence of the cosmos with our 14" telescope. You'll be taken on a tour of our campus-scale model of the solar system.  We show episodes of Carl Sagan's hit series COSMOS and hold astronomy-related contests with cool prizes. Rain Date is May 6th



ASTRONOMY LECTURE AT SUNYSB  7:30PM ESS001 Michael Zingale “Why Do Stars Explode?” Stars can explode in a wide-variety of ways, producing various types of supernovae, X-ray bursts, novae... We'll discuss the sources of energy a star can tap and when in their lifetime they can become explosive. We'll also discuss what remains to be understood about each of these events and how we hope to solve these remaining questions.



PHYSICS LECTURE AT SUNYSB  7:30PM ESS001 Matthew Eisaman: "Next-Generation Clean-Energy Technologies Explained" To meet the goals of the recent Paris Agreement and limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius, next-generation clean-energy technologies will need to move from the research and demonstration phase to mainstream deployment. In this talk, Dr. Eisaman will discuss a few examples of such technologies from his research, and explain the basic physics that underlie how these technologies work.   



EXEC COMMITTEE MEETING in Roslyn, 9AM to noon.  All LIPTA members are invited to attend - please let us know that you are coming using the 'Contact Us' tab at the left side of this page






END-OF-YEAR LIPTA BBQ  12-3PM, in Blue Point; FREE for current LIPTA members


NEWS FLASH!  LIPTA member (and Master Teacher) Gillian Winters wins the 2015 Paul W. Zitzewitz  Excellence in Pre-College Teaching Award


6 Long Island Physics Teachers are now NYS Master Teachers!  

Richard Gearns, Sachem HS East

Justin King, Commack HS

Keith Lundquist, Huntington HS

Jaime Rogers, Walt Whitman HS

Richard Slesinski, Syosset HS

Gillian Winters, Smithtown East HS  


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Tesla Museum - Shoreham  $1.37 million dollars was raised from 33,254 contributors to buy Tesla's Wardencliffe laboratory in Shoreham and construct a museum there.

On Tesla's 158th birthday, Elon Musk pledged $1x10^6 for the effort to fully restore and operate the museum. (cnn article)


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