Teachers' Conferences

A Unique Opportunity for Secondary School Science Teachers to Interact with Some of the World's Leading Research Scientists

The KITP is dedicated to a series of one-day conferences designed to bring secondary school science teachers in the U.S. into close contact with some of the world's leading experts in the most exciting current areas of forefront physics research. This is done in conjunction with KITP programs and conferences, which bring to Santa Barbara many of the world's leaders in a given research area to advance the scientific frontiers in that area through discussion and research collaboration. The organizers of the teachers' conference select speakers from this group known for their talents as expositors to general audiences, as well as for their stature as scientists.

The conferences are scheduled to give ample time for questions and discussions from the audience, with talks typically about 40 minutes followed by an interaction period of 15-20 minutes. At lunch teachers gather with the speakers and other scientists for informal discussion along with great food.


Raab Contest

From 2008 to 2011, Simon and Diana Raab generously supported prizes in a contest for the best secondary school science class presentations based on the KITP Teacher's Conference. The past prize winners are listed below.

Past Raab Contest Winners!

Simon and Diana Raab have generously supported prizes in a contest for the best secondary school science class presentations based on the 2011 KITP Teacher's Conference, on the subject of "Physics and Biology: Evolution of Life and Evolution of Science".

First Prize

Nick NicastroNick Nicastro
Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, MA

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Second PrizeCheryl Harper

Cheryl "Cherie" Harper
Greensburg Salem High School, Blairsville, PA

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Third Prize

Terry HipsherTerry Hipsher
Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Tulsa, OK.

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NOTE: We offer the class presentation in 2 formats: PowerPoint and PDF. The original creation was in PowerPoint. Because that file can require a long time to download and is not always fully compatible with every computer's software, we offer the alternative of a PDF file of the same material. It downloads rapidly and should be readily usable on all computer platforms. What is lost is (1) the animations sometimes provided in PowerPoint, and (2) the opportunity for you to edit the presentation easily to tailor it to any special needs you may have. Contact us if you have any questions or problems downloading the files.

Simon and Diana Raab have generously supported prizes in a contest for the best secondary school science class presentations based on the 2010 KITP Teacher's Conference, on the subject of "Planets Beyond the Solar System: The New Astronomical Revolutions".

Steven BrehmerFirst Prize

Steven Brehmer
Mayo High School (retired); University of Minnesota

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Second Prize (2-way tie):

Hakan Armagan
Burke High
Omaha, NE

Cheryl Harper
Greensburg Salem High School
Blairsville, PA

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Download the presentation

NOTE: We offer the class presentation in 2 formats: PowerPoint and PDF. The original creation was in PowerPoint. Because that file can require a long time to download and is not always fully compatible with every computer's software, we offer the alternative of a PDF file of the same material. It downloads rapidly and should be readily usable on all computer platforms. What is lost is (1) the animations sometimes provided in PowerPoint, and (2) the opportunity for you to edit the presentation easily to tailor it to any special needs you may have. Contact us if you have any questions or problems downloading the files.

Simon and Diana Raab have generously supported prizes in a contest for the best secondary school science class presentations based on the 2009 KITP Teacher's Conference, on the subject of "Light Meets Matter: Atoms and Lasers".

First Prize Steven BrehmerSteven Brehmer
Mayo High School, Rochester, MN

 

 

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Presentation (ppt) :: Presentation (pdf)

Second Prize Nick NicastroNick Nicastro
Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, MA

 

 

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Third Prize

Gail Van EkerenGail Van Ekeren
New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School, New Brunswick, NJ.

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Presentation (ppt) :: Presentation (pdf)

NOTE: We offer the class presentation in 2 formats: PowerPoint and PDF. The original creation was in PowerPoint. Because that file can require a long time to download and is not always fully compatible with every computer's software, we offer the alternative of a PDF file of the same material. It downloads rapidly and should be readily usable on all computer platforms. What is lost is (1) the animations sometimes provided in PowerPoint, and (2) the opportunity for you to edit the presentation easily to tailor it to any special needs you may have. Contact us if you have any questions or problems downloading the files.

Simon and Diana Raab have generously supported prizes in a contest for the best secondary school science class presentations based on the 2008 KITP Teacher's Conference, on the subject of Particle Physics in the Age of the Large Hadron Collider.

First Prize

Kevin McKone
Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Wesson, MS

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Second Prize

Jon Anderson
Centennial Senior High School
Circle Pines, MN

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Third Prize (4-way tie):

Steven Brehmer
Mayo High School
Rochester, MN

Gail Van Ekeren
Gill St. Bernard’s School
Gladstone, NJ

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Cheryl Harper
Greensburg Salem High School
Blairsville, PA

Nick Nicastro
Wachusett Regional High School
Holden, MA

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Download the presentation

NOTE: We offer the class presentation in 2 formats: PowerPoint and PDF. The original creation was in PowerPoint. Because that file can require a long time to download and is not always fully compatible with every computer's software, we offer the alternative of a PDF file of the same material. It downloads rapidly and should be readily usable on all computer platforms. What is lost is (1) the animations sometimes provided in PowerPoint, and (2) the opportunity for you to edit the presentation easily to tailor it to any special needs you may have. Contact us if you have any questions or problems downloading the files.


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