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PNACP Newsletter Spring 2019

April 16, 2019


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1.  2020 PNACP Meeting
2.  Short Course: Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses
3.  Job Opening: Part-time Lecturer in Physics at UW Bothell

1.  2020 PNACP Meeting
With the successful 2019 meeting in the rearview mirror, mark your calendars for the 2020 meeting March 27-29 at Whitman College in Walla Walla with the theme "From Past to Present: Historical Perspectives on Physics"

2.  Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning
July 15-17, 2019, Portland, Oregon
Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning.  The course fee is $225. (Early bird registration until May 1 is $195.)

Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools. Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be available for an additional $90/credit.

For more information and to register, visit

3.  Part-Time Lecturer Competitive Recruitment in Physics, Physical Sciences Division, UW Bothell
The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic educator to join the fast-growing Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  The University of Washington, Bothell has a new undergraduate degree in physics and is seeking to build strength in this program. Faculty in the Division of Physical Sciences have knowledge of modern pedagogic methodologies; ability to address questions of diversity, equity and inclusion in courses; and expertise in working with diverse student populations.  Read more at
Next PNACP Meeting:
March 27-29, 2020 at Whitman in Walla Walla
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