Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 14:22:05 -0400

Author: Machele Cable

Subject: Re: Hello and suggestions for a chaotic lab

Post:

If I offended anyone, please accept my apology; it certainly wasn't intended!

I never intend to step on anyone's toes, but my casual nature and brash
personality does get me in trouble sometimes. Still, you all seem to like me well
enough...hehehe...


Chele

PS Karl: Thanks for correcting my politics. If I ever run for office, I'm hire
you as my campaign manager.... ;)

"Karl I. Trappe" wrote:

> Chele: Technically, we *do not sponsor* anything because we are not
> a *committee* of AAPT, but we are an "Affiliate Society". The
> Lecture Demo Workshop has always been sponsored by the Apparatus
> Committee of AAPT (even before PIRA existed).
>
> Nonetheless, PIRA members are invariably among the presenters
> (frequently the presenters are *all* PIRA members, so the gist of
> your reply remains correct.
>
> I thought I'd clarify that one before the wrong toes were stepped upon...Karl
>
> And Stephen: Your counterparts at Harvard told us that Yale quit
> teaching physics....smile. You'll find that we *all* help each other
> on this group (even UTexas and Texas A&M)
>
> >Welcome Stephen (or is it Steve?). As secretary and webmaster for PIRA, its
> >my sworn duty to bug you about becoming a member...lol. PIRA, or Physics
> >Instructional Resource Association, is a group of people, such as those on
> >this list, who work with labs and demos. Its open to all levels of
> >education, but is primarily made up of university level people. We sponsor
> >the 2-day demo workshop at the AAPT meeting and also have started lab
> >workshops.
> >
> >Anyway, feel free to check us out and email me if you have any questions!
> >Again, welcome to the list!
> >
> >Chele
> >www.pira.nu
> >
> >
> >
> >Stephen Irons wrote:
> >
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> I was alerted to this forum by Dick Berg whom I visited earlier this
> >> semester. I am the quite new (as of last July) Director of Yale's
> >> Physics Instructional Laboratories. I took over from Don Shirer, (who I
> >> am sure some of you know) who retired last year. I am planning on being
> >> at Boise this summer, so I hope to meet some/all of you there.
> >>
> >> I am interested in developing a lab unit on chaotic motion for our
> >> advanced introductory lab section (taken by 1st or second year physics
> >> or engineering majors). I have looked over the recent AJP article (AJP
> >> 69, (9) p. 1016 2001) and it looks like a good model to work from. But I
> >> thought I might ask you all whether any of have anything different that
> >> works. We have a good stock of Vernier's LabPro interfaces, so I would
> >> probably try and use that data collection system, but after that, I'm
> >> open to ideas.
> >>
> >> Thanks again for your input. I've enjoyed the repartee and have already
> >> gotten some good ideas from your discussions.
> >>
> >> Best regards,
> >>
> >> **********************************
> >> Stephen Irons Yale
> >> University
> >> Director, Instructional Laboratories Department of Physics
> >> tel: 203-432-3664 P.O. Box
> >> 208120
> >> fax: 203-432-6175 New Haven,
> >> CT 06520-8120
> >> email: stephen.irons@yale.edu
> >>
> >> COURIER DELIVERIES PLEASE USE
> >> Yale University
> >> Department of Physics
> >> 217 Prospect Street
> >> New Haven, CT 06520
> >
> >--
> >Machele Cable-----Lab Manager-----Wake Forest University
> >
> >-----"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." - Indiana Jones-----
>
> --
> Dr. Karl I. Trappe Desk (512) 471-4152
> Lecture Demonstration Office Office (512) 471-5411
> Physics Department, Mail Stop C-1600 Home (512) 264-1616
> The University of Texas at Austin
> Austin, Texas 78712-1081

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-----"Nothing shocks me. I'm a scientist." - Indiana Jones-----

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