Upcoming Events

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please email Dr. Sachiko McBride (mcbridesa@marshall.edu).


AAPT Meeting! – 11/07/2019

We are delighted to announce that our opening Keynote Speaker for this year’s A-AAPT conference is Dr. Don Thomas, a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions. His talk is FREE to attend and open to the public. He spent 44 days in space and orbited the Earth 692 times, traveling 17 million miles in the process. In his presentation he will discuss his journey to become an astronaut after first dreaming of going into space when he was only six years old. Through hard work, persistence, and determination he finally achieved his life-long dream. He will also discuss what it is like to live and work in space and share some of his favorite views of Earth taken from above. The 2019 Meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teacher will be held at Marshall University, November 7-9, 2019. Contact Dr. Maria Hamilton (babiuc@marshall.edu) or Dr. Sean P. McBride (mcbrides@marshall.edu) for more details on the meeting.


AAPT Meeting! – 11/7-9/2019

Marshall University will host the 2019 Meeting of the Appalachian American Association of Physics Teachers (A-AAPT 2019) Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 7-9, on the Huntington campus. It is open to students and high school teachers from throughout the region. This year’s meeting will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Dr. Don Thomas, former NASA astronaut and a veteran of four Space Shuttle missions, will be the public keynote speaker for the conference. Dr. Don Thomas’ talk starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Room 154 of Smith Hall and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Birke Art Gallery Atrium with the Birke Art Gallery in Smith Hall holding special hours, being open from 6-9 p.m. for the event. See here for more details and to register: http://appalachian.aaptsections.org/news-a-aapt-2019/.


Donate to Win – A 45 Quart River Green YETI!



SPS Fundraiser – T-Shirt and Sweatshirt Sale!

T-Shirts $15

Sweatshirts $20


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