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It with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Greg Dolise on 13-August-2016. He was our dear friend and colleague. Greg faithfully served on the executive board from 2006-2016. He held the position of our Two Year College Representative. He was passionate about teaching and generous in sharing his knowledge and skills with others.


Gregory Dolise was an Associate Professor of Physics at Harrisburg Area Community College. He taught astronomy as well as physics courses in traditional and online formats. Greg worked in the aerospace sector, where he specialized in star simulation and space optics. On an early job was with Perkin-Elmer on the Hubble Space Telescope, Greg performed measurements for vibration testing of the secondary mirror, and helped with design and fabrication of the star simulator to test the Optical Control system and Fine Guidance System of HST. Later jobs with Bendix Aerospace involved star simulation for satellite navigation systems.




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The American Association of Physics Teachers Central Pennsylvania Section exists for

  • the advancement of the teaching of physics in the colleges and universities of Central Pennsylvania and environs,

  • the promotion of a professional spirit and acquaintanceship among the members of the Section, and

  • the encouragement of instruction in physics in the secondary schools of the region served by the Section.

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Important Dates


Dr. Matthew Farrar
AAPT-CPS Spring Confernce and PTRA Workshop at the University of Scranton

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Matthew Farrar
Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics, Messiah College
Talk: Seeing Anew: How Advances in Microscopy are Changing the Life Sciences

PTRA Topic: Hands on Electricity Lessons for High School Physics
See Meetings Page for details

Support for Mini-Meetings

In its ongoing effort and mission to promote physics teaching in high schools and colleges, AAPT-CPS has developed the concept of "Mini-Meetings". These are meant to be more local meetings than the annual Spring Conference. Examples of ideas include such things as talks, workshops, demos, etc. See the meetings page for examples.

AAPT-CPS would like to help facilite Mini-Meetings.
If you would like to hold an AAPT-CPS mini-meeting, AAPT-CPS will sponsor up to $50 for expenses associated with your event. We can also help with such things as mailing lists, speakers, brochures.

Please contact an AAPT-CPS officer for more information.

Special Notices/Announcements PhysTEC Conference March 11-13, 2016

See Notices Page for details

Membership Offer

AAPT-CPS offers 1 year free membership for new AAPT-CPS Conference Meeting attendees.

Volunteers Needed

  • AAPT-CPS is always looking ahead to plan future conferences.  The success of AAPT-CPS depends on members volunteering to help with governance and hosting conferences.  If you are interested in becoming an executive board member please contact any of the current officers for more information.  Contact info is found on the AAPT-CPS Officers page.


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