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Fall Meeting of the Ohio Section

        October 17-18, 2003 Meeting ID: OSF03
        Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio
        Online Abstract Submission:

This website has been updated on October 15, with the latest on the program and a link to the accepted abstracts list.

If you wish to go right to the program details, the abstract information, the registration and banquet information, or the housing, parking, and directions section, please click on the corresponding label on the navigator bar above. These different subjects are also (briefly and incompletely) described (and linked) below in this "OSF03" section, but which expands upon what is found on the APS announcement for this meeting. In addition, the contact information, the organizing committee, and the OS/APS leadership are listed.

An attractive poster with pictures you'll not soon forget is here. This poster is also being mailed to nearby physics departments and OS/APS members.

Introduction and Deadline for Registration and Abstracts

The APS Ohio Section Meeting will be held Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, 2003, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration and Abstract Submission have the same deadline of September 19, 2003.

About the Program and Registration

The general theme of the plenary talks is "Physicists Get Down to Business." Parallel sessions of contributed papers, however, are unrestricted in subject matter. The meeting is co-sponsored by the AAPT Ohio Section, with the co-theme of "No Physics Teacher Left Behind."

With respect to the industrial physics theme, the meeting emphasizes participation by physicists in industry as well as academia and government laboratories, especially from institutions located in the Ohio, Michigan and surrounding areas. Plenary talks on the physics and business of entrepreneurship are to be presented on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The Friday afternoon poster session and the Saturday morning parallel sessions (which consist of ten-minute contributed papers) are open to all APS and AAPT attendants, with special encouragement extended to graduate and undergraduate student participants. At least one parallel session will include papers on industrial and clinical imaging.

With respect to the physics teacher co-theme, the meeting has Saturday education workshops, and the familiar "how I do it" session. "The Art of Changing the Brain" and "The Fantastic Physics of Comic Book Superheroes" are the respective subjects of the Friday evening after-dinner and the Saturday afternoon after-lunch speakers. Up-to-date details on the program is available at program.

For a description of registration and meal costs and a registration form (that can be downloaded and mailed in) see housing. NOTE THAT THE OS/AAPT MEMBERS SHOULD NOT REGISTER WITH THIS FORM. They will receive a separate registration package through their normal OS/AAPT sectional meeting procedures.

Peter B. Lewis Building Photo


Contributed papers dealing with all areas of physics education and original research were solicited from both APS and AAPT members, for both oral and poster sessions. The accepted abstracts for the poster and oral contributions can now be found at The receipt deadline for all submitted abstracts was September 23, 2003 by 5:00 PM EDT.

Location, Housing, Directions, and Maps

Case Western Reserve University is located in Cleveland's University Circle, the 500-acre, park-like home of more than 40 cultural, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions. The University is about five miles east of downtown Cleveland on Euclid Avenue (U.S. Routes 6, 20, and 322). Most road maps of Ohio have the University clearly indicated.

The campus is easily accessible from downtown locations and major highways by car, public transportation, or taxi. For general university-provided information on traveling directly to the CWRU campus, please see the CWRU directions. For recommended housing and directions to that housing that we have put together for you for this conference, as well as some useful map links, please see housing.

Contact Information

Robert Brown
Department of Physics
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7079
Phone: (216)368-4010
Cell: (440)666-1953
email:  or

Cyrus Taylor
Department of Physics
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7079
Phone: (216)368-3710
Cell: (216)571-3535
email:  or

Organizing Committee

Cyrus Taylor, CWRU (co-chair)
Shmaryu Shvartsman, Philips Medical Systems
Bahram Roughani, Kettering
Joellen O'Neill, Collinwood High School (OS/AAPT chair)
Gerald Mearini, GenVac Aerospace
Stephen Majoros, Lorain County Community College
Jingzhi Liu, Cleveland Clinic
Kenneth Hass, Ford Motor Company
Mark Haacke, Wayne State
Carl Garesche, Alcoa
Hiroyuki Fujita, USA Instruments (GE Medical Systems)
Gordon DeMeester, Philips Medical Systems
Robert Brown, CWRU (co-chair)


Chair:Michael Crescimanno YSU 330-742-7109
Vice Chair: Elizabeth Mann KSU 330-672-9750
Secretary: Bruce Craver UDayton 937-229-2219
Associate Secretary: Kimberly Coplin Denison 740-587-6615
Treasurer: Klaus Fritsch John Carroll 216-397-4626
Associate Treasurer: Brad Trees Ohio Wesleyan 740-368-3776
Membership: Fred Trexler Spring Arbor C. 517-750-6376
Associate Membership: Graciela Lacueva John Carroll 216-397-4625
Past Chair: Paul WolfAFIT 937-255-3636, x4560
Past Past Chair: Robert Brown CWRU 216-368-4010
Ombudsman: Ronald Winters Denison 740-587-6227
Awards Chair: Robert HengeholdAFIT937-255-3636,x4502
Council Rep.:Perry YaneyUDayton37-229-2221
Web Master: Roger Rollins OhioU740-593-2979
Fall Meeting Coordinator: Robert Brown CWRU 216-368-4010