October 19, 2024
CEBAF Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
US/Eastern timezone
Registration and the Call for Abstracts are now open. Please note the early deadlines!

This Meeting is hosted by the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

with additional funding from:


The Chesapeake and North Carolina Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers (CSAAPT and NCS-AAPT) will be holding their Fall 2024 Meeting jointly on Saturday, October 19, 2024 at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (aka Jefferson Lab or JLab) in Newport News, VA.

No membership required!             
You do not have to be an AAPT, CSAAPT, or NCS-AAPT member to attend. We welcome participation of all physics/science teachers and students in the region (DC, DE, MD, VA, NC and neighboring states) as well as anyone interested in physics education, or physics in general.

The semiannual CSAAPT/NCS-AAPT meetings are great forums to exchange ideas on novel teaching techniques and economical physics demonstrations, and to meet a fascinating cohort of physics education enthusiasts.

This meeting is semi-virtual.  The in-person venue is the CEBAF Center at Jefferson Lab.  See the Meeting Location page for details.  The Meeting will be broadcast on Zoom so that people from afar (both presenters and attendees) can join in.  

Lodging Support!             
We have limited funds to provide up to $206 in lodging support to high school physics teachers. Support for community college faculty is also available from OPTYCs. Please see the Travel and Lodging Info page for details.


We are working to include the following in the meeting program: 

  • Contributed talks and demos by attendees, both in-person and remote.  See below for the parameters.

  • Poster session by undergraduate students/Student recruitment session by Universities/Booths by publishers and vendors (to be run concurrently)

  • Invited talk on the physics research at Jefferson Lab.  Speaker TBA.

  • Tour of the Jefferson Lab Facilities (1:30PM-3:30PM, must be 18 years or older to participate)

  • We are also planning to organize a banquet (get together) in the evening of Friday, October 18, 2024 at a local restaurant (time and place TBA).

The actual program will be compiled and announced after the cutoff date for abstract submission.

Contributed Talks/Demos/Posters:

We solicit contributions within the following parameters:

  • 15-minute talk or demo (12 minute talk + 3-minute Q&A, both in-person and via Zoom)                   
    Talk topic/demo can be anything pertaining to physics teaching

  • Research Poster (4'x3') on any physics topic by undergraduate students
  • To submit the title and abstract of your talk/demo/poster, please register first and then click on Call for Abstracts in the menu

  • If you are a student submitting the title and abstract for a poster, please add your research advisor's name as a co-author of the poster                                
  • The deadline to submit your title and abstract is midnight of Sunday, September 22, 2024                       
  • Contributors of talks/demos/posters will be issued certificates of presentation                       


  • In-person attendance:                                  
    • Please use the in-person attendance registration form on the Registration page,                  
    • The deadline to register for in-person attendance is midnight of Sunday, September 29, 2024.  
    • In-person attendees are requested the following registration fees to cover meals and administrative costs:                                  
      • Instructors/faculty of 2-year and 4-year colleges/universities, employees of institutions/organizations/companies : $40
      • K-12 Instructors, Retirees, Students, Guests : $30                                
    • The registration fee is NOT payable upon registration.  A link for you to directly pay the registration fee online will be emailed to you.    
  • Remote Attendance:                                  
    • Please use the Zoom attendance registration form on the Registration page,                  
    • The deadline to register for remote attendance is midnight of Friday, October 18, 2024.                                  
    • There is no registration fee for remote (Zoom) attendance.                                  
    • Please note that the Zoom link for the meeting will not be made public and will only be emailed to registrants.  The Zoom link will be sent to you in a Zoom or calendar invite, so please pay attention to what you are receiving in your email.               
    • Once on Zoom, please change your Zoom name to your full name followed by your affiliation in parentheses, e.g. Jane Doe (Thomas Jefferson High School). This is so that we can identify your presence for the purpose of issuing your certificates of attendance.                               

  • Certificate of Attendance/Presentation:                                  
    • Certificates of attendance/presentation will be issued to both in-person and virtual attendees/presenters.                                  
    • If you need a certificate of attendance and/or presentation, please register your name exactly as it should appear on your certificate(s).  No nicknames or pseudonyms, please.                      
    • A detailed program in pdf can be generated by clicking on the "PDF" button at the top of the "Timetable" page (once the timetable is available).

Important Deadlines:

  • Application for Lodging Support: midnight of Sunday, September 8, 2024
  • Hotel room-block cutoff: midnight of Sunday, September 15, 2024 
  • Submission of talk, demo, and poster abstracts: midnight of Sunday, September 22, 2024
  • Registration for in-person attendance: midnight of Sunday, September 29, 2024
  • Registration for virtual attendance: midnight of Friday, October 18, 2024                               

Organizational Committee:

Tatsu Takeuchi (CSAAPT President, Virginia Tech, VA)
Muge Karagoz (CSAAPT Vice President, MD)
Joe Heafner (NCS-AAPT President, NC)
Brittney VornDick (NCS-AAPT Past President, Durham Technical Community College, NC)
Marie Boer (Virginia Tech, VA)
Joshua Erlich (College of William and Mary, VA)
Ryan Fisher (Christopher Newport University, VA)
James Freericks (Georgetown University, DC)
Elena Kuchina (Virginia Peninsula Community College, VA)
Kris Lui (AAPT-OPTYCs, MD)
Carl Mungan (US Naval Academy, MD)
Felix Jaetae Seo (Hampton University, VA)
Jason Sterlace (James Madison University, VA)
Denise Wetli (Wake Technical Community College, NC)
Kent Yagi (University of Virginia, VA)

CEBAF Center, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
12000 Jefferson Ave. Newport News, VA 23606
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