Physics Workshops for the 21st Century

A Project of Joliet Junior College (IL), Lee College (TX), and the National Science Foundation


Workshop Stipend Information



I.    Participants may choose to do a small project or activity after the workshop for which they may receive a stipend of $150. Projects may be chosen from the following categories (but are not limited to this list):

A.  Physics Education Activity Development

1.   Development of a small physics education module or an activity related to technician education.

2.   Development of a physics education activity connected with this workshop for introductory physics courses.

3.   Development of a physics module or activity using the Technical Physics Video Series (from Workshop Physics) related to technician education.

B.  Implementation of a new workshop related aspect into your introductory physics curriculum.

C.  Communication

1.         Presentation of a paper at a state or national meeting involving a topic that ties into technician education.

2.         Presentations related to this workshop given for

Š             peers and colleagues at their high school/college, or high schools/colleges in the area, and at meetings of physics organizations;

Š             community service organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, PTAs, etc.

3.         Writing and submitting an article or letter having to do with the workshop for the CaFD or possibly a local newspaper or The Physics Teacher.

D.  Extension or implementation of a workshop related aspect (grants, assessment, TIPERs, etc.) introduced at the workshop.

II.        The finished written materials, program disks, copy of the talk, or other support materials should be submitted as part of your “report.”


III.                        Funds of $150 per participant are available for each workshop.


Each participant will need to submit a Participant Stipend Request Form with the finished materials to Curtis Hieggelke at Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938. An abstract or summary account of your stipend project would be useful.