Trying to prepare for SCAS-AAPT 2010?
Are you a first-time attendee?
For your convenience, the frequently asked questions have been divided into separate categories pertaining to each unique facet of the annual meeting:
Where is SCAS-AAPT annual meeting and what is the address?
The meeting will be held at the College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.
The main meeting will take place in the New Science Center Building (NSCB) situted on the corner of Calhoun and Coming streets.
A detailed campus map is available here.
Until Google Earth will update its satellite view to show the actual NSCB, please use these GPS coordinates: latitude= 32dgr 47' 5.15"N and longitude= 79dgr 56' 23.82"W.
The New Science Center Building (NSCB)
Where do I park my car?
A limited number of parking meters are available around the campus. Please do not park in College of Charleston faculty/staff parking spaces; you could be ticketed or towed.
There are also a number of private parking garages avalable to public.
PG garage on St. Philip street (one blocks from the NSCB) located on St. Philip street between Vanderhorst and Calhoun streets with GPS coordinartes latitude=32dgr 47' 10.63"N and longitude=79dgr 56' 18.36"W.
GG garage on George street (three blocks from the NSCB) located on St. Philip street between George and Liberty steets with GPS coordinartes latitude=32dgr 46' 59.12"N and longitude=79dgr 56' 10.39"W.
WG garage on Wentworth street (five blocks from the NSCB) located at the corner of Wentworth and St. Philip streets with GPS coordinartes latitude=32dgr 46' 53.19"N and longitude=79dgr 56' 5.52"W.
The cost of parking in these garages runs between $10.00 and $16.00 per day, but you may also pay by the hour.
Do I have to be a member to attend?
No, the meeting is open to anyone interested in science teaching.
What is the expected meeting attendance?
Between 50 and 100 attendees are expected at SCAS-AAPT meeting in Charleston.
When is the workshop proposal deadline?
The workshop proposal deadline is October 9, 2010. Please submit your abstract online at SACS-AAPT, or email the intended title and abstract of your workshop to Dr. Ana Oprisan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the abstracts deadline for plenary presentations?
The abstract submission deadline for plenary presentations is October 9, 2010. Please submit your
abstract online at SACS-AAPT or email it to Dr. Ana Oprisan at her email email@example.com.
I am a student attendee, is there anything special I should know?
Yes. There is no registration fee for students.
I am a K12 science teacher attendee, is there anything special I should know?
Yes. There is no registration fee for K12 science teachers and you can receive continuing education credit for attending the workshops.
Join SCAS-AAPT as a regular member for a nomnal fee of $10/year. Please go online at SACS-AAPT website and register.
There is no registration fee for attending the meeting if you are a science teacher or student
Although we do not have any special discounts for SCAS-AAPT atendees, there are many hotels in Charleston and surrounding areas. Here is a partial list of possible hotels.
At the Meeting
Friday, October 22, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, College of Charleston, New Science Center Building (NSCB) Auditorium
Dr. Luke C. Sollitt, Assistant Professor of Physics, Citadel, Charleston
Talk title: "The LCROSS Mission: Looking for water in all the right places (as is turn out)"
Friday, October 22, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm, College of Charleston, New Science Center Building (NSCB) Hall Atrium
Saturday, October 23, 9:30 am - 10:00 am and 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, College of Charleston, New Science Center Building (NSCB) Hall Atrium. All posters should be on display starting Saturday, October, 23 at 8:00 a.m. Please remove the posters no later than 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010.
Saturday, October 23, 8:00 am - 9:30 am and 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, College of Charleston, New Science Center Building (NSCB) Auditorium. All talks are 15 minutes.
All workshops are conducted in parallel on Saturday, October 23, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at the College of Charleston, Rita Hollings Science Center.