Meeting & Demo Show Schedules

Friday, April 14, 2017

Schedule subject to change





5:30 pm Meeting Check-in Panorama East, A. Ray Olpin Union Building
(Campus Map)
5:30 - 7:00 pm Banquet (free to meeting attendees) Panorama East, A. Ray Olpin Union Building
(Campus Map)
6:00 - 6:20 pm Welcoming remarks
Dr. Ben Bromley, Dept. Chair, U of U
Panorama East, A. Ray Olpin Union Building
(Campus Map)
7:00 - 7:30 pm Prep time for Demonstration Show James Fletcher Building, room 103
7:30 - 9:30 pm Physics Demonstration Show, open to the public
(Click here to sign up for a demonstration presentation)
James Fletcher Building, room 103




Demo Show Schedule (Friday, April 14, 2017)

Friday, April 14, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, James Fletcher Building, room 103

The following is a tentative schedule for demonstration presentations (The order of presenters will likely change as more requests come in).  This session will be open to the public.  

Click here to sign up for a demonstration presentation




Demo Title

7:30 pm Adam Beehler University of Utah Star-in-a-Jar
7:40 pm Ron Galli Weber State University Angular Momentum
7:50 pm James Coburn Utah State University Magnetic Array & Force Between Current Carrying Conductors
8:00 pm James Coburn Utah State University TBA
8:10 pm Brian Pyper BYU-Idaho Science is Fun
8:20 pm Richard Hills Weber State University Bernoulli Plus
8:30 pm Duane Merrell Brigham Young University The Hot Poker vs. the Water Bottle
8:40 pm Clark Snelgrove Brigham Young University Teaching Electrical Circuit Diagrams
8:50 pm Kathrine Skollingsberg University of Utah Ripping Apart Curren(t)cy
9:00 pm Brian Patchett Utah Valley University Diamagnetic Liquid Oxygen
9:10 pm Brian Patchett Utah Valley University Dual Pendulum
9:20 pm Dallin Durfee Brigham Young University Coherent Imaging on the Cheap
9:30 pm      


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Please note these times are not yet finalized, and subject to change.

"JFB" = James Fletcher Building (JFB)





7:00 - 8:00 am Poster Setup JFB, Lounge
7:00 - 8:00 am Meeting Check-in, Breakfast JFB, room 103
8:00 - 8:10 am Opening Remarks JFB, room 103
8:10 - 9:00 am Invited speaker: Kevin 'The Dark Ranger' Poe,
from Bryce Canyon National Park
JFB, room 103
9:00 - 9:30 am Student Poster Session, morning snacks JFB, Foyer
9:30 - 11:30 am Contributed Session I JFB, room 103
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch, Business Meeting, Raffle, & Group Photo JFB, room 103
1:00 - 3:00 pm Contributed Session II JFB, room 103
3:15 - 5:15 pm Tour Utah Nano-Fabrication Lab
Sorenson Molecular Biology Building,
Room 2515

















Noon - 1:00 pm Meeting (SPS Members Only) B-1 JFB



Presentation Schedule (Saturday, April 15, 2017)

Subject to change.

Start Time

End Time

(in minutes)



7:00 am 8:00 am 60 Breakfast JFB 10
8:00 am 8:10 am 10 Welcome & Opening Remarks Adam Beehler
University of Utah
8:00 am 9:00 am 60 Syzygy & Women's Work: August's Solar Eclipse & Diversity in Physics Kevin Poe
Bryce Canyon National Park
9:00 am 9:30 am 30 Student Poster Session JFB Lounge


9:30 am 9:45 am 15 Paschen Curve as a Final Project in the Advance Lab David Allred
Brigham Young University
9:45 am 10:00 am 15 Videos of Lecture Demonstrations Ron Galli;
Weber State University
10:00 am 10:15 am 15 Shark Bait Chase Goddard;
Box Elder High School
10:15 am 10:30 am 15 Bernoulli's Principle Gone Amok Steve Hart
Snow College
10:30 am 10:45 am 15 Comparing Jumping Rings Powered with AC & DC Rondo Jeffery
Weber State University
10:45 am 11:00 am 15 Gender-Based Outcomes in NSF PRO-STEM Scholars at UVU Phil Matheson
Utah Valley University
11:00 am 11:15 am 15 Workshops for Senior Quantum Mechanics R. Steven Turley
Brigham Young University
11:10 am 11:30 am 15 Solar Eclipses I Have Known & Loved Harold Stokes
Brigham Young University
11:30 am 1:00 pm 90 Lunch, Business Meeting, Group Photo, & Raffle JFB 103


1:00 pm 1:15 pm 15 Student Retention - Interventions That Work Tonya Triplett
Utah State University
1:15 pm 1:30 pm 15 Acoustic Apps Traci Neilsen
Brigham Young University
1:30 pm 1:45 pm 15 My Experience with "Answer until Correct" Multiple Choice Tests & Quizzes Matt Zachreson
1:45 pm 2:00 pm 15 Science Education & Outreach with Portable Planetariums & IR cameras Rhett Zollinger
Southern Utah University
2:00 pm 2:15 pm 15 Let's All Graph Cheryl Davis
Brigham Young University
2:15 pm 2:30 pm 15    
2:30 pm 2:45 pm 15    
2:45 pm 3:00 pm 15    
3:00 am 3:15 pm 15 Snacks, Walking to SMBB  
3:15 pm 4:15 pm 60 A Matter of Scale Utah Nano-Fabrication Laboratory
SMBB Room 2515
4:15 pm 5:15 pm 60 Tour of the Utah Nano-Fabrication Lab Utah Nano-Fabrication Laboratory
SMBB Room 2515


Poster Presentations

   Poster Title


Characterizing the Effects of High Level Radiation on Skeletal Muscle Cells Lori Caldwell
Utah State University
Investigation of Analog & Digital Holography Vanessa Chambers
Utah State University
Modeling Ion Sheath Formation In The Icp-Ms Using Successive Over-Relaxation Joseph Chandler
Brigham Young University
Fish Switching Schools: Emergence of Consensus in Boolean Belief Networks Jake Christensen
Utah State University
Optical & Transport Phenomena in Gapless Topological Phases Jing Ma
University of Utah
The Meshboard & Its Potential for Equipotential William Oldroyd
Brigham Young University
Opal Cubesatellite Flight & Line of of Sight Integration Modeling Kenneth Zia
Utah State University




The 36th Annual Spring Meeting of the Idaho-Utah Section of the AAPT is graciously supported by the following wonderful groups:
Clark Planetarium Natural History Museum of Utah
Educational Innovations Vernier Scientific PASCO Scientific Arbor Scientific
  AstronomUrs Idaho Museum of Natural History  
We wholeheartedly thank these groups for their tremendous generosity and their on-going commitment to improving STEM education.
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