AAPT Idaho-Utah Section -- 2003 Annual Meeting

Weber State University, Ogden, Utah

March 28 - 29, 2003

All physics teachers and students in the region are invited to attend! The meeting will begin Friday evening and continue until mid-afternoon on Saturday. Click here to see the preliminary schedule.

Public events: The Friday evening portion of the meeting is free and open to the public. Anyone who is interested in physics and astronomy, regardless of age or background, should enjoy these events: a public lecture on astrobiology, a physics demonstration show, and a star party. Click here for a detailed schedule. Small children should be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration: Please click here to register for the meeting online. (If you prefer to use the traditional print-and-mail form, it is still available at Steve Shropshire's AAPT web site.)

Meeting location. The meeting will take place in the Lind Lecture Hall at the northeast corner of the Weber State University campus.

Directions: (WSU campus map; Ogden map)

From the south, exit I-15 in Farmington onto U.S. 89 north, then proceed for about 12 miles to Harrison Blvd. Turn right to continue north on Harrison for about 2.5 miles to the main campus entrance at 3850 S. Turn right (east) then left (north) onto the campus loop road (here called Dixon Drive), and follow the loop road north and then east (where it becomes Edvalson Street) to the Lind Lecture Hall, a round building on the right side of the road.

From the north, exit I-15 at 12th Street (exit 347) in Ogden, and take this east about 3.5 miles to Harrison Blvd. Turn south on Harrison and go 3 miles to 36th Street. Turn left (east), then after about 0.4 miles turn right (south) on Birch Avenue. After a block, Birch ends at Edvalson Street. Turn left and you will soon see the Lind Lecture hall on the right.

Parking. All parking on campus is free after 4:00 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday.

(Unfortunately, the WSU Physics Department is not within easy walking distance of any restaurants, lodging, or other shops. We are, however, only a five-minute walk from the nearest hiking trails!)

Lodging. A block of rooms for meeting participants has been reserved at the Ogden Marriott Hotel at 247 24th Street in downtown Ogden, about three miles from the WSU campus. The discounted rate for single or double occupancy is $55 plus taxes. To reserve a room, call the Marriott at 1-888-825-3163 and mention the "WSU physics conference". To reach the Marriott from the WSU campus, take Harrison Blvd. north to 24th Street and turn left and go about 1.5 miles, when the hotel will be on the left (south) side. To reach the Marriott from I-15 northbound, exit in Ogden at 24th Street (exit 345) and head east about 1.5 miles. From I-15 southbound, exit at 12th Street (exit 347) and head east two miles past Wall Avenue to the next right, Lincoln Avenue; turn right and go south 1.5 miles to 24th Street, then turn left and the hotel will be on your right.

Meals. Participants are encouraged to attend a no-host dinner at a local restaurant (TBA) on Friday evening. Breakfast on Saturday can be purchased at the Marriott Hotel or at various other restaurants between downtown and the WSU campus. Saturday lunch will be available on campus for an additional charge. Please register by Tuesday, March 25 to reserve a space at lunch.

Micron Oustanding Science Teacher Awards. Thanks to Micron Technology, six $250 cash awards will be given to outstanding science teachers in Idaho and Utah. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 17, at 5:00 pm. Additional information and nomination forms are available here.

SPS meeting. Concurrent with the AAPT section meeting, we will also host a meeting of the Society of Physics Students (SPS). All physics students are invited to attend. On Friday night the program will be combined with that of the AAPT meeting, featuring our ever-popular demonstration show. On Saturday, SPS will have its own sessions in a room near the AAPT meeting room, where students can present results of their research projects and also hear presentations on opportunities for employment and graduate study. Please contact Dr. Colin Inglefield for more information.

Recreation. If you can spend more time in the Ogden area, there's plenty to do! The nearest hiking trail begins at the top of 36th Street just a couple of blocks northeast of the WSU Physics Department. Downhill skiing is a half-hour away by car, up Ogden Canyon via 12th Street and then north or south to the ski area of your choice. For Friday night relaxation, Rooster's Restaurant and Brew Pub is at 253 25th Street in downtown Ogden, just a short walk from the Marriott Hotel.

Last modified on 14 March 2003