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PHYSICS EDUCATION NEWS (PEN) January 1994, No. 2 An electronic newsletter of the AIP Education Division AAS TEACHER RESOURCE AGENT PROGRAM INVITES APPLICATIONS The American Astronomical Society (AAS) Teacher Resource Agent Program invites teacher applications for four week summer institutes to be held at Loyola University in Chicago, Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and the University of Maryland at College Park in summer of 1994. Participant's room and board, up to $300 in travel expenses, and a $1,200 stipend will be provided. Upon completion, participants are required to present workshops on Astronomy within their geographic regions. (For more information or an application, contact the American Astronomical Society Education Office, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-1083; 512-471-6503; E-mail: aas@astro.as.utexas.edu) INTERAMERICAN CONFERENCE ON PHYSICS EDUCATION SLATED FOR JULY The Fifth InterAmerican Conference on Physics Education will be held at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, July 17 through 22, 1994. The conference will feature sessions in both English and Spanish, centered around the theme "Building bridges for cooperation in physics education." The conference will also include exhibits, special evening presentations, socials, physics demonstrations, and physics olympics. (For more information, contact Robert Beck Clark, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4242; Phone: 409-845-3332; Fax: 409-845-2590; E-mail: rbc@pinet.aip.org) ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION BIBLIOGRAPHY PUBLISHED The Fall 1993 issue of the Journal of Engineering Technology, published by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), contains a valuable resource for science and engineering educators: "The 1992 Engineering Technology Education Bibliography." The bibliography lists articles and books published in 1992 that relate to engineering technology education. Entries are grouped under 20 different headings, including curriculum, computers, instructional technology, liberal studies, minorities, research, teaching methodology, and telecommunications. The annual bibliography is a special project of the ASEE Engineering Technology Council's Publications Committee. (Authors and readers interested in contributing to the 1993 bibliography should contact Marilyn A. Dyrud, Communications Dept., Oregon Institute of Technology, 3201 Campus Dr., Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801; 503-885-1504; E-mail: DyrudM@oit.osshe.edu) NASA OFFERS VIDEOTAPE EXPLORING THE INTERNET SYSTEM The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has produced a 12-minute videotape to show educators how they can utilize the Internet, a global system of computer networks, to improve their teaching. "Global Quest: The Internet in the Classroom" shows students and teachers how to use Internet resources to carry out classroom research assignments. The videotape will be broadcast several times on NASA Select television, which is available on many local cable-television systems, and can also be ordered from NASA. (For more information, contact the NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin, OH, at 216-774-1051, ext. 293 or 294) ********************** PEN is being published on a trial basis through December 31, 1994. Please tell us your opinion of PEN. American Institute of Physics Education Division Contact: Mr. Tracy Schwab 301-209-3100, ext. 6450 tschwab@aip.org To subscribe to PEN: Send your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address to the AIP contact listed above.

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