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Scranton Hosts Physics Conference

Dr. Robert A. Spalletta demonstrating live Radio Telescope data to Dr. Matthew Farrar.
September 29, 2017

A Physics Teachers Resource Agents (PTRA) Workshop on Hands-On Electricity Lessons was held Friday, April 21st, in the introductory physics laboratory.

An AAPT National Bauder Grant was secured by CPS Section PTRA Leader, Pat Callahan (in red), who is also the National PTRA Advisory Board Director. The grant allowed the high school teachers who attended the workshop to leave with electricity equipment from the CASTLE Curriculum.

On Friday evening, a banquet dinner was held in the LSC Atrium and remarks were given by Professor Emeritus John R. Kalafut ‘60, who was President of AAPT-CPS in 1974. He reflected on how the conference gave him one of his first opportunities to present his work.

Following the dinner, a keynote talk was presented by an invited speaker Dr. Matthew Farrar of Messiah College and was titled: Seeing Anew: How Advances in Microscopy are Changing the Life Sciences held in the PNC Auditorium LSC 133.

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