April 22-24, 2004 (Thur.-Sat.)

Microcomputer-Based Lab (MBL) Workshop

one of the Physics Workshops for the 21st Century

(supported in part by a grant from the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) by the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF))

at Estrella Mountain Community College, Avondale, AZ (near Phoenix).

with Dwain Desbien as our local host and

featuring workshop leaders

Ronald Thornton (Tufts University, MA) bio

Tom O'Kuma (Lee College, TX) bio

John Gastineau (Vernier Software & Technology, OR) bio and

Curtis Hieggelke (Joliet Junior College, IL) bio

 Participants hotel room share list (contact Dwain if there are any problems)

 Workshop Schedule.(pdf or html)

 Participant list (pdf or html revised posted on 4-19-04)

 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

 Ground Airport Transportation Information After arriving at your terminal, claim your baggage at the baggage claim. If you arrive in terminal 3 or 4 please proceed to the SOUTH curb on the baggage claim level. If you arrive in terminal 2 please exit the main exit of the terminal. No matter what terminal you arrive at please wait just outside the terminal. Wear the identification badge so that the Estrella Mountain Community College representative can readily identify you. If your flight is delayed, please call 480-980-6374 (Dwain Desbien's Cell).

 Workshop and Travel Information (pdf) and Workshop Travel & Accommodation Form (pdf-return to Dwain BEFORE April 16). Post-workshop letter to Administrators Form (pdf-return at workshop or mail), Pre-workshop materials will be sent from Lee College.

 Hotel rooms shared with another participant will be provided for Wednesday evening to Saturday evening. Participants wishing a single room or bringing a spouse will be expected to pay for half of the room. We have limited number of rooms reserved and so we strong urge you to share with another participant. We will reserve your hotel room for you at the at the Hampton Inn & Suites (2000 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338). The Hampton Inn's telephone number is (623) 536-1313. Please do not call them to reserve a room unless you are staying before or after the workshop. Any questions or problems, please contact Dwain or Curt.


 MBL suppliers and workshop supporters

Vernier Software & Technology

PASCO scientific

John Wiley & Sons

RealTime Physics

 TIPERs (Tasks Inspired by Physics Education Research) information

 Ranking Task Exercises in Physics: Student Edition by Thomas O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke (new in 2004 and published by Prentice Hall as part of the Series in Educational Innovation)


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