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ASU Physics Dept Hosting State Conference

March 19, 2012

Angelo State University’s Department of Physics will host the Texas Physics 2012 Joint Spring Meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and American Physical Society (APS), and Zone 13 chapters of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) March 22-24 on the ASU campus.

More than 200 professional and student physicists from throughout the state are expected to attend the joint meeting that will include research and education presentations, plenary sessions featuring national physics experts and an evening banquet. 

Scheduled speakers include Dr. Chrystal Bailey, APS education and careers program manager; Dr. Robert Hilborn, AAPT associate executive officer; and Dr. Gary White, national SPS director.  The banquet speaker will be Susan Cummins Miller, former member of the U.S. Geological Survey, current research associate of the University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research on Women, and author of the award-winning “Frankie McFarlane” geology-based mystery novels. 

Drs. Andy Wallace, Toni Sauncy, David Bixler and Charles Allen of the ASU physics faculty will each chair research presentation or plenary sessions during the meeting. 

More information on the annual meeting is available online at