2016 Schedule

Join us on Friday, May 27, 2016.

This page will be updated as new information arrives and is subject to change. If you have any questions about the meeting or schedule, please contact MacKenzie Stetzer.


8:30 – 9:00, Bennett 140


9:00 – 9:15, Bennett 140

  • Welcome


9:20 – 9:50, Bennett 140

  • Robert Meulenberg (University of Maine) – Tuning the conductive properties of nanostructured solids


10:00 – 11:40

  • David Small (Windham High School) – A “backwards” approach to using rocket motor impulse data to summarize all you’ve taught your students this year…
  • MacKenzie Stetzer, Billy Ferm, and Caleb Speirs (University of Maine) –Examining the relationships among intuition, reasoning, and conceptual understanding in physics
  • James Vesenka (University of New England) – Modeling Ohm’s Law with Snap Circuits
    (Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Logger Pro software.)

Lunch/Open Space/Demonstration Show

11:50 – 1:00, Bennett 137

  • David Sturm (University of Maine) – Demonstration Show

Workshops (repeat)

1:10 – 2:50


3:00 – 4:00, Bennett 140

  • Peter Enderlin (Ellsworth High School) – From slinkies to redshift: a student-focused approach to teaching waves at the ninth grade level
  • Caleb Speirs (University of Maine) – A new way to examine student reasoning in physics… and its implications for instruction