Looking for educators with electromagnetic personalities, the PhysTEC program at California State University, Long Beach will host an open house for high school physics teachers and their students Saturday, April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
PhysTEC, the National Physics Teacher Education Coalition, promotes the recruitment and development of undergraduate and graduate students looking to teach high-school physics or physical sciences.
Nationally, only a third of high school physics teachers have a major in physics or physics education.
Last October, attendees at CSULB’s last PhysTEC open house met professors who explore condensed matter and self-folding membranes. They also toured six CSULB laboratories, including one with an atomic force microscope that can image subjects as small as one-millionth the diameter of a piece of hair. Three of the visiting high school teachers were formerly physics undergraduate students at CSULB.
For more, visit www.phystec.org.