Pennsylvania 2017

Title: Using engineering to teach physics

It seems everyone is talking engineering these days and physics classes seem like a good place to teach some engineering. However, how do we fit yet another thing into our full curriculum? Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn about engineering projects that work within any physics or physical science curriculum and go beyond guess and check strategies.

Presenter: Alice Flarend

Location/Date: University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown, October 14, 2017

Time: 9-12:30

Cost: $30

Act 48 credit availabe if UPJ is on your institution’s list of providers


Central Pennsylvania Section

American Association of Physics Teachers

Spring 2017 PTRA Workshop

Hands on Electricity Lessons for High School Physics


The workshop at the University of Scranton on April 21, 2017 explored the later units of the CASTLE curriculum designed to help students understand how electric fields are related to the function of electric circuits. The day also included learning how semiconductors work and the nature of AC. Workshop leaders: Pat Callahan ( Dave McCachren ( )

Hosting Institution Contact:
Prof. Nicholas P. Truncale, University of Scranton, 204 Monroe Ave