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2017 Fall NCS-AAPT Meeting Call For Papers

Contributed papers on all physics and astronomy teaching topics, physics outreach, and undergraduate research are encouraged. Talks will be limited to 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions. The exact schedule will be dependent on the number of talks submitted. Abstracts for workshop sessions are also being accepted at this time. 

Abstracts and workshops should be submitted on the following form.

For more information or questions, please contact the ECU Physics Department meeting coordinator via email at

Deadline for Abstracts: October 2, 2017

Rules and Preparation Guidelines:

  1. Who may submit an abstract - The privilege of contributing papers is restricted to:

    • NCS-AAPT, SACS-AAPT, SPS and other AAPT members in good standing;
    • Nonmembers whose completed membership applications and payments for the first year's dues are submitted before the appropriate deadline;
    • Nonmembers whose abstracts are sponsored by members. These abstracts must include a footnote with the statement: "Sponsored by (member's name)."
  2. Time - Contributed papers are 12 minutes in duration, plus 3 minutes for questions.
  3. Deadline - Abstracts must arrive by the submission deadline of October 2, 2017.
  4. Multiple papers - You may present one oral paper or one poster presentation at this meeting.
  5. Format of Abstract Submission: Qualtrics form.
  6. Abstract and Title Length - Abstracts must be fewer than 150 words. The program chair reserves the right to edit abstracts, if necessary, for clarity, grammar, or good usage. Abstracts above the 150-word limit will be edited. Titles of abstracts are limited to 12 words.
  7. SPS Poster session - Any undergraduate or high school student who has conducted research may submit a poster. Posters must not exceed 4 feet in height and 4 feet in width. All posters must be set up in the time allotted before the session. Audiovisual equipment to individual posters will not be provided. If needed, you may have access to one standard electrical outlet should you need it. When you register your poster, please be sure to note this need.
  8. Policy - In accordance with the AAPT Constitution and policy, authors are requested to be sensitive to, and show respect for, ethnic, cultural, religious, and sexual diversity. For example, you should not use language that suggests that physicists are exclusively male. Additionally, AAPT's official measurement system is the International System of Units (SI). We recommend that our members and those writing for our publications make every effort to use the SI system exclusively.