2008 30th PPS Annual Physics Seminar-Workshop Convention (PPS2008)
Venue: Siquijor State University
|Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2008||End Date/Time: Apr 06, 2008|
|Registration Date: Apr 02, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 01, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2008|
|Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2008|
30th Annual National Physics Seminar-Workshop Convention
21st National Physics Olympics & 16th National Physics Fair
PPS Jade Celebration
April 2-5, 2008
SIQUIJOR STATE COLLEGE
6226 Larena, Siquijor
Theme: â€œPhysics and Magic, Mystics and Wizardry
Physicists, college and high school physics teachers, as well as research and development personnel in industry, are invited to participate in the 30th Annual National Physics Seminar/Workshop-Convention with the theme â€œPhysics and Magic, Mystics and Wizardry to be held on April 2-5, 2008 at Siquijor State College, 6226 Larena, Siquijor. The seminar/workshop-convention incorporates the 21st National Physics Olympics and the 16th National Physics Fair.
The seminar-convention will feature lectures, workshops, short courses, equipment construction and utilization, exhibits, and an educational field trip. Physics teachers, physicists, and industry practitioners are invited to contribute research papers, lectures, workshops, or demonstrations or to share their classroom/industry experience. An abstract or description of the presentation (not exceeding half of an 8Â½â€ x 11â€ page, single-spaced) should be received not later than February 15, 2008 by Dr. Gerardo C. Maxino, Physics Department, Maxino College, 6200 Dumaguete City (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). For new PPS presentors, a one-paragraph profile should accompany the abstract. For collaborative work, the presentor should be clearly indicated.
The physics Olympics will involve the application of physics principles and use of creativity in activities/contests like paper tower, egg drop, egg transport, large barge, super magnet, bamboo bridge, master robot and paper airplane. There are three separate categories: teachers/professionals, college students, and high school students.
The physics fair will present investigatory physics projects by students and teachers in all levels. No monetary prizes are involved; however, Certificates of Merit will be awarded to deserving entries. Three copies of the research/project paper/report should be received by the undersigned not later than February 15, 2008. The physics fair also welcomes exhibits of instructional materials (equipment, modules, etc.), pictorials, and posters.
The registration fee is P1200. This covers seminar kit, certificates, snacks, membership fee, Philippine Physics Journal, one dinner, and an educational field trip. Lodging at Larena costs from P150 to P500 per person per day. Food costs P50 upwards per meal. Requests for reservations/accommodations or travel information should be addressed to the Convention Director: Dr. Roel D. Taroc, Head, Physics Department, Siquijor State College, Old Capitol Circle, North Poblacion, 6226 Larena, Siquijor. [Tel: Officeâ€“(035) 377-2222; Cel: 09067267417; email:email@example.com; Fax: (035) 377-2223].
For those who are interested to buy Physics equipment, some equipment may be purchased at cost during the convention ranging from P100 to P5000. The Mefragata Experiment Set, which can do more than a hundred experiments, costs P5000.
Articles or notes for the Philippine Physics Journal (Vol. 30) should reach the undersigned not later than January 15, 2008. Contributions may deal with research, instruction/education, physics and society, apparatus construction, laboratory experiments, literature or equipment review. Contributions may be submitted in CD/diskette or, if less than 1.5 MB, as email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preferably, they should be in two columns, single-spaced, with font size comparable to 12 pts Times New Roman, 8Â½â€ x 11â€ page with 1â€ margin all-around, black and white illustrations, Open Office (Linux based) or Microsoft Word. Contributions should not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submissions go through the process of refereeing and editing. Contributions received late or unable to complete the editing process in time for publication will be considered for Volume 31 (2009).
GERARDO C. MAXINO, Ph D
National President, PPS
NATIONAL CONVENTION HOSTS: SILLIMAN UNIVERSITY (1979, 1982, 1997, 2002), FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY (1979, 1982), UNIVERSITY OF SAN CARLOS (1980, 1991, 1998), MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY â€“ ILIGAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (1981), XAVIER UNIVERSITY (1983), UNIVERSITY OF NEGROS OCCIDENTAL â€“ RECOLETOS (1984, 1993), ST. PAUL UNIVERSITY -- DUMAGUETE (1985), CENTRAL PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITY (1986, 1995), FATHER SATURNINO URIOS UNIVERSITY (1987, 2000, 2007), DIVINE WORD UNIVERSITY (1988), CENTRAL MINDANAO UNIVERSITY (1989), LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY (1990), HOLY NAME UNIVERSITY (1992, 2001), UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PHILIPPINES (1994), ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY (1996, 2004), LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY (1999), SAMAR STATE UNIVERSITY (2003), UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO (2005), AKLAN STATE UNIVERSITY (2006), SIQUIJOR STATE COLLEGE (2008).
LUZON CONFERENCE HOSTS: ADAMSON UNIVERSITY (2002), MAPUA (2003), TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES (2005), COLEGIO DE SAN JUAN DE LETRAN â€“ CALAMBA (2007).