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A force to attract physics teachers, PhysTEC open house at CSULB April 9

March 10, 2011

Category: A Closer Look

Guests at CSULB's 2010 PhysTEC open houseLooking 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 details about the CSULB program or open house, contact coordinator Angela Tuan at (562) 985-8317 or or visit this site:

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