Tri-State Physics Teachers

Greater Cincinnati Area

Modeling Instruction: Mechanics for Teachers in Grades 7-12

High School Modeling Instruction received the Excellence in Physics Education Award in 2014 from the American Physical Society, the largest association of research physicists worldwide! More information can be found at the modeling website: Participants receive a $3300 value!!
a. 4 hours of graduate physics credit from UC at no cost
b. Physics modeling curriculum aimed at Ohio standards
c. One year membership to the American Modeling Association
d. $90 stipend for participation in follow-up activities
e.$200 in classroom materials
There are still 10 spots remaining!!
Applications received will now fill on a first come first serve basis.
  • 2017 Information Flyer - grades 7-12 teachers UC Modeling Instruction Course
  • 2017 Application - grades 7-12 teachers UC Modeling Instruction Course
  • Please forward to any candidates you know would benefit!
    Physics by Inquiry for Teachers in Grades K-8

    This course is designed for K-6 teachers. A background in physics is not necessary. Participants will work together in cooperative learning groups to perform hands-on science inquiry activities. The course will emphasize learning science content through inquiry and serve as a model for inquiry based science instruction. Participants receive:
    a. 4 hours of graduate physics credit from UC (no cost)
    b. Physics by Inquiry curriculum aimed at Ohio standards
    c.$240 stipend for participation in summer course and academic year follow-up activities
    d.$150 in laboratory materials to take back to the classroom to support inquiry learning
    Applications received after this deadline will be considered if spaces remain.
  • 2017 Information Flyer - grades K-6 teachers Physics by Inquiry at UC
  • 2017 Application - grades K-6 teachers Physics by Inquiry at UC
  • Environmental Research Training Program For Teachers

    July 3 - August 5, 2017
    Graduate Tuition is Free!
    The Environmental Research Training Program for Teachers trains 3rd - high school teachers in the fundamentals of environmental research through a hands-on summer experience with practicing scientists at the UC field station. Teachers will work directly with field scientists in various environmental and biological disciplines.
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  • Engineering Event at UC February 25

    The Society of Women in Engineering is hosting a High School Outreach Event from 1 pm - 4 pm on February 25th. It is open to both male and female students in grades 9-12. The event takes place in 755 Baldwin at the University of Cincinnati main campus (map of location attached with permission slip). We will be talking about the different types of engineering, taking apart apart old items, and having a question and answer panel. There is a $5 fee for supplies and a snack. For more information about UC SWE please visit If you have any questions please contact SWE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

    Saturday January 21st - International Masterclasses in Particle Physics attract high-school students worldwide

    Opening the window of cutting-edge physics to young investigators Each year research institutes and universities around the world invite high-school teachers and students for a day-long program to experience life at the forefront of basic research. These International Masterclasses give students the opportunity to be particle physicists for a day by analyzing real data from the Large Hadron Collider, or LHC, at CERN. The Masterclasses this year will attract students from 42 countries worldwide. The University of Cincinnati is participating in the program on Saturday January 21st We invite you to join us along with four or more students. If you can't make it, your students can come without you.
    UC Physics LHCb Masterclass Saturday Registration and Lunch signup
    This year you'll get a chance to analyze data from the LHCb Beauty experiment and videoconference with physicists at CERN. LHCb is an experiment set up to explore what happened after the Big Bang that allowed matter to survive and build the Universe we inhabit today Fourteen billion years ago, the Universe began with a bang. Crammed within an infinitely small space, energy coalesced to form equal quantities of matter and antimatter. But as the Universe cooled and expanded, its composition changed. Just one second after the Big Bang, antimatter had all but disappeared, leaving matter to form everything that we see around us - from the stars and galaxies, to the Earth and all life that it supports.

    Engineering Event at UC November 12th

    The Society of Women Engineers will be holding an event for all high school students (male and female) interested in learning more about engineering on Nov. 12. Attached is the flyer. SWE HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM

    Astronomy and Astrophysics day at UC on Saturday, October 15th

    Mark your calendars for: Saturday, October 15th from 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch will be provided. To register, please fill out the program registration and lunch form.
    Sign up for lunch and register
    Teachers are recommended to bring 3 -4 students with them. However, exact numbers can be flexible based on attendance response. Students can also attend without teachers. All events will take place on UC's main campus in the Geology Physics & Braunstein Buildings.
    Schedule of Events:

    9:00 Welcome & Introductions
    9:15 Our Place in Space Talk Dr. Michael Sitko
    10:15 Demonstrations & Activities (small group rotation with physics majors)
    1. Galactic center and curved space-time demonstration
    2. Modeling the Expansion of the Universe
    3. Measure Distance with Cepheid's Variables and Parallax
    4. Determining the Hubble Constant and Hubble Deep Field Structures
    12:00 Lunch and safe viewing of the sun through telescopes look for sunspots and solar prominances!

    12:30 Panel with Physics students and faculty
    1:00 Astrophysics in Antarctica Research (Dr. Collin Bischoff)
    2:00 Exoplanet Searches and Tour of UC Telescope Facility
    3:00 Wrap-up & Conclusion of Day

    Questions about the event? Please contact one of the PhysTEC outreach coordinators:
    Jeff Rodriguez or Lora Sheppard