Physics Workshops for the Twenty-First Century


Physlets and TIPERs Workshop


Lee College

Baytown, TX


February 14-16, 2002


Tom O’Kuma, Host

(281) 425-6522


General Workshop Information



Registration begins Thursday morning February 14th at 8:15 a.m. Workshop sessions are scheduled to start each morning at 8:30 a.m. The bus will be leaving the hotel at 8:00 a.m. each morning to go to the college. Evening workshop sessions on Thursday and Friday are scheduled until 9:30 p.m. The workshop ends on Saturday afternoon at around 4:00 p.m. You are expected to be able to attend all of the sessions.



Non-local participants will be provided a room (shared with another participant) for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (if staying over) nights at the Hampton Inn in Baytown, TX. The grant covers only the cost of the room for these nights and meals for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (including supper). It does not cover the costs of room service or telephone charges that you will be responsible for upon check-out.



Meals on Thursday (breakfast, lunch and supper), Friday (breakfast, lunch, and supper), and Saturday (breakfast, lunch and supper if you stay over) will be provided by the grant.



You or your college  are responsible for your travel  arrangements and expenses to and from the Baytown, Texas area. However, ground arrangements will be made to bring you to the Baytown area if you fly into Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport during certain time slots.


If you are flying into Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport on Wednesday evening between 5:00 and 9:30 p.m. we will make arrangements to have you picked up. After picking up your luggage on the ground floor, exit the door “Passenger Pickup” on this level and wait by the curb.


Upon arrival at the curb, please wear the enclosed nametag for this will help to identify you to those who will be picking you up. Look for a white Lee College vehicle (probably a van). 


Throughout the workshop, Lee College will provide transportation between the hotel and the college.


Departures on Saturday evening should NOT be scheduled before 7:00 p.m. in order to provide enough time to get to the airport after the workshop ends. Sunday morning departures should be scheduled between 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. We need to leave the hotel 2 1/2 hours prior to departure, so please make your arrangements and plan accordingly. If you are departing during these times, arrangements will be made to take you to the airport. 


Note:  Please call (281-425-6522) if your flight is delayed.



From Intercontinental airport you can take the exit (south) going to North Belt. Take North Belt east going past US59. Stay on the North Belt, which becomes Beltway 8 as it goes from east to south. When you get to I-10, turn east going toward Baytown/Beaumont. Stay on I-10 until you get to the Garth Road exit at San Jacinto Mall (Exit 792). The hotel is next to Denny’s Restaurant. Total trip is approximately 30-35 miles.


From Hobby airport you can go to I-45 and head North toward Houston. When you get to I-610 East (towards Pasadena), take this exit and stay on the loop over the ship channel bridge. When you approach I-10 East, take the east ramp going toward Baytown/Beaumont. Stay on I-10 east until you get to Garth Road exit at San Jacinto Mall.


The hotel is next to Denny’s Restaurant. Total trip is approximately 30-35 miles.


The Hampton Inn number is (281) 421-1234.



Transportation to and from the Hampton Inn to Lee College will be provided by Lee College. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. and arrive back in the evening by 10 p.m. If participants wish to make their own travel arrangements between the hotel and college, maps and parking decals will be provided. The workshop will be held in the Barney Gray Science Building on campus.


Important Phone Numbers

Tom O’Kuma

            (Work)                        (281) 425-6522

            (Home)                        (281) 452-0429


            (fax)                            (281) 425-6425


 Project Office at Joliet Junior College

WWW Home Page                   

            Kathy O’Kuma at Lee College            (281) 425-6522


Christi Wren                                       (815) 280-2603



Curtis Hieggelke

            (work)             (815) 280-2371

            (home)             (815) 744-2073


            (fax)                (815) 280-6671


Hotel                           Hampton Inn (281) 421-1234