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Latest Posts

  • October “Open Nights” at SUNYSB

    Attached is the most up-to-date information on this month’s talks. For
    new updates, please visit the website listed under the corresponding
    discipline, and be on the lookout for emails from the respective

    Please note that this fall’s Living World talks will be given on
    Mondays. This month’s talk will be on October 16 at 5:30 pm at the
    Javits Center, room 103. There is free parking.

    Please note that Astronomy, Physics, and Geology talks will be given on
    Fridays at 7:30 pm at Harriman Hall 137.

    Zoom option: Living World and Geology talks are hybrid format, while
    Astronomy and Physics are in-person only.

    More info click here

  • Physics Teacher Opening: St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School (West Islip)

    St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School is looking for an experienced physics teacher to fill a full time position. The principal suggested they might be able to make the position part time instead, in case a currently retired teacher would be interested taking on a smaller teaching assignment. If you are interested contact the school’s principal, Biagio M. Arpino (Principalsoffice@sjbdhs.org).

  • E&M course this summer (6 credits)

    Download the Full Document

    PHY622: Learn how to teach E&M better at Buffalo State this summer.

    Would you like to improve your understanding of Electricity and Magnetism and improve your
    students’ learning? Are you confident teaching the related yet distinct ideas of electric field,
    electric forces, electric potential, electric potential energy, EMF, voltage, capacitance,
    inductance, magnetic fields, magnetic forces, and current to your students? Would you like to
    develop greater conceptual comfort with robust atomic level models more appropriate for HS
    and college introductory E & M learners than Ohm’s Law and water flowing through pipes?*

    PHY 622:

    The class will run 15 days July 10-28 8 AM-5 PM with live face to face student discourse-intensive
    classes with extensive hands-on activities on campus, followed by 10 days July 29-Aug 11 of

    online synchronous and nonsynchronous activities. Approximately $500/cr for 6cr (SUNY in-
    state graduate tuition). PHY622 is instructed by a team of Buffalo State physics department

    faculty, NYS Master Teacher Fellows, and the American Modeling Teacher Association (AMTA)
    Master Teachers. Registration is currently open, see https://suny.buffalostate.edu/summer for
    application, registration, and fee information.

    We will review all topics present in a standard calculus-based E&M lower division course,
    complete an ASU Modeling Physics E&M workshop, complete graduate-level readings and
    discourse in teaching and learning E&M, a video project, and a content exam. Variants of this
    course have been offered at Buffalo State since 2002, though this course was recently
    reformatted and extended to satisfy NYSED requirements.
    Campus housing is available if desired at $60/day, and several LEAs have in the past provided
    Title II funds for up to the full cost of attendance at this course, including tuition, books, travel,
    room and board – check with your principal. For additional queries regarding PHY622, please
    contact the instructor of record, Professor Dan MacIsaac at macisadl@buffalostate.edu .
    *Sample reading: Saeli, S. & MacIsaac, D.L. (2007). Using gravitational analogies to introduce
    elementary electrical field theory concepts.

    The Physics Teacher, 45(2), 104-108. Available from Scitation.org or by googling.