APEX

The Alliance for Physics EXcellence (APEX)

NSF

2016 APEX Cohort 3 PTI Summer Institute at AAMU

7/5/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Summer Workshop for Cohort 3. The workshop was held from June 19th to July 1st at Alabama A&M University.

2016 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Summer Institute at AAMU

6/20/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Summer Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from June 5th to 17th at Alabama A&M University.

APEX on NSF 2016 Video Showcase

5/31/2016

Watch "APEX: Four step active learning in Alabama High Schools" presented at the NSF 2016 Video Showcase "Advancing Stem Learning for All." It features the Four Step Method used in numerous APEX activities.

Watch the APEX video (full size) from the NSF 2016 Video Showcase.

2016 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Spring Workshop at AAMU

4/4/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the third Spring Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from April 1st and 2nd at Alabama A&M University. Cohort 1 has completed the APEX program!

2016 APEX Cohorts 2 and 3 PTI Spring Workshop at UAH

3/14/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Spring Workshop for Cohort 2 and the first Spring Workshop for Cohort 3. The workshops were jointly held March 11th and 12th at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

2016 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

2/15/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Winter Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held February 12th and 13th at Alabama A&M University.

2016 APEX Cohorts 1 and 3 PTI Winter Workshop at UAH

1/17/2016

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the third Winter Workshop for Cohort 1 and the first Winter Workshop for Cohort 3. The workshops were jointly held January 15th and 16th at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

2015 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

10/5/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Fall Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from October 2nd and 3rd at Alabama A&M University.

2015 APEX Cohorts 1 and 3 PTI Fall Workshop at UAH

9/21/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the third Fall Workshop for Cohort 1 and the first Fall Workshop for Cohort 3. The workshops were jointly held September 18th and 19th at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

2015 APEX Cohort 3 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/29/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Summer Workshop for Cohort 3. The workshop was held from July 13th to 24th at Alabama A&M University.

2015 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/29/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Summer Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from June 15th to 26th at Alabama A&M University.

2015 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/15/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the third Summer Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from June 1st to 12th at Alabama A&M University.

APEX on NSF 2015 Video Showcase

5/11/2015

Watch the APEX video (full size) from the NSF 2015 Video Showcase..

2015 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Spring Workshop at AAMU

4/11/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Spring Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held April 10th and 11th at Alabama A&M University.

2015 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Spring Workshop at AAMU

3/14/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Spring Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from March 13th and 13th at Alabama A&M University.

Pi Day!

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

2/7/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Winter Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held February 6th and 7th at Alabama A&M University.

Capturing a collision for video analysis using Logger Pro.

2015 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

1/17/2015

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Winter Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held January 16th and 17th at Alabama A&M University.

2014 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

11/8/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Fall Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held November 7th and 8th at Alabama A&M University.

Dr. Jim Minstrell at Cohort 1 Fall Workshop 2014

2014 APEX Cohort 2 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

1/20/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the second Fall Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from October 17th and 18th at Alabama A&M University.

Second APEX Cohort 1 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

10/18/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Fall Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from October 17th and 18th at Alabama A&M University.

First APEX Cohort 2 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/30/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Summer Workshop for Cohort 2. The workshop was held from June 16th to June 27th at Alabama A&M University. The emphasis this year was on Kinematics, Energy and Momentum.

APEX Cohort 2 Summer Workshop 2014 Group Photo

Group Photo of APEX PTI Cohort 2 Participants, Summer 2014 Workshop. Click on image for full size picture.

Dr. VanderPutten Visits APEX

6/16/2014

Dr. Elizabeth VanderPutten, MSF Program Director, visited AAMU on June 25th 2014. She meet with almost the entire APEX team, AAMU Dean of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Sciences, Dr. Chance Gleen, AAMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Daniel Wims, and AAMU President Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr.. Dr. VanderPutten was also able to personally observe several APEX PTI workshop sessions, as her visit came during the second week of Cohort 2 2014 PTI activities.

Dr. VanderPutten visits APEX Cohort 2 Summer Workshop 2014

Dr. VanderPutten visits APEX Cohort 2 Summer 2014 Workshop. Click on image for larger picture. More Photos from her visit.

6/16/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Summer Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from June 2nd to June 13th at Alabama A&M University. This year the focus was Electricity and Magnetism.

2014 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Spring Workshop at UA

1/19/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Spring Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from March 7th and 8th at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

2014 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Winter Workshop at AAMU

1/19/2014

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Winter Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from January 17th and 18th at Alabama A&M University.

2013 APEX Cohort 1 PTI Fall Workshop at AAMU

11/16/2013

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Fall Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from November 15th and 16th at Alabama A&M University. It included the annula Putcha Venkateswarlu Memorial Lecture given by Nobel Lareate Dr. Richard R. Schrock, entiteled "The Inside and the Outside of a Nobel Prize in 2005."

First APEX Cohort 1 PTI Summer Workshop at AAMU

6/25/2013

APEX Physics Teacher Institute (PTI) has convened the first Summer Workshop for Cohort 1. The workshop was held from June 3rd to June 14th at Alabama A&M University.

APEX Cohort 1 Summer Workshop 2013

Scene from APEX PTI Cohort 1 Summer Workshop 2013 (taken June 7th, 2013). Click on image for full size picture.

APEX Cohort 1 Summer Workshop 2013 Group Photo

Group Photo of APEX PTI Cohort 1 Participants, Summer 2013 Workshop. Click on image for full size picture.

Picture Album

Alabama State Department of Education Press Release.

3/4/2013

Alabama State Department of Education Press Release: $8 Million Grant To Provide Specialized Training For Alabama High Schoolphysics Teachers.

University of Alabama Press Release.

10/25/2012

University of Alabama Press Release: UA Receives $1.6 Million Grant for Physics Education Improvements in High Schools.

APEX Leaders Meet Dr. Bice.

10/19/2012

Members of the APEX leadership team traveled to Montgomery to meet with the Alabama State Department of Education AMSTI/ASIM team. We also had a chance to meet Dr. Tommy Bice, the Alabama State Superintendent of Education.

AAMU Team with Dr. Bice

The APEX Team in Montgomery (Left to right: J.W. Harrell (UA), Marius Schamschula (AAMU), Steve Ricks (AMSTI), Amanda Rylant (AMSTI), John Reutter (DSTC), Barbara Cady (AAMU), Donna P. Turner (UA), Tommy Bice (Alabama State Superintendent of Education), Dr. Mostafa Dokhanian (AAMU), Dennis Sunal (UA), Martha Anne Allison (AMSTI), Dianne Kirnes (AAMU), Sandy Ledwell (AMSTI), and Paul Norgaard (AMSTI))

WAAY TV Coverage.

9/28/2012

Local Huntsville, Alabama TV Station WAAY Story on APEX Grant.

APEX Grant Awarded.

9/26/2012

The National Science Foundation has given Alabama A&M University a five year Math Science Partnership - Targeted Award called Alliance for Physics EXcellence (APEX). The APEX Partner Organizations are the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Drake State Technical College, Huntsville City Schools the American Association of Physics Teachers/Physics Teaching Resource Agents, the Alabama State Department of Education/Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI), and Evaluator American Institutes for Research.

The Award Abstract.

AAMU Team

The AAMU APEX Team (Left to right: Dr. Mostafa Dokhanian (Principal Investigator), Dianne Kirnes (Program Manager), Dr. Vernessa Edwards (Co-Principal Investigator), Dr. Barbara Cady (Co-Principal Investigator, Education Director), and Dr. Marius Schamschula (Co-Principal Investigator, TPACK)

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