The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

2012 MAP (Mississippi Association of Physicists)
Spring Meeting — April 13 - 14, 2012

 

Mississippi Association of Physicists

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The Mississippi Section of the
American Association of Physics Teachers


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SPRING MEETING

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MEETING AGENDA, APRIL 14, 2012
University of Mississippi, Lewis Hall

 

 

    Friday, April 13th
  • 7:00 - 9:00PM : Social & No-host dinner
    (Contact Lucien Cremaldi 662-915-5311 if you are staying Friday night)
    Saturday, April 14th
  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Coffee & Donuts (see directions below)
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome and Comments on New Madrid Earthquake Bicentennial — Brady Garrett
  • 9:15 - 9:45 Kinematic Story Time — Betsy Chesnutt (ICC)
  • 9:45 - 10:15 Online-instruction Panel Discussion — various school representatives
  • 10:15 - 11:00 Break
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Current Outreach at Ole Miss — Lucien Cremaldi, Jim Sabatier, et. al.
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Wimshurst Generator and Other Demonstration Ideas — Thomas Jamerson (UM)
  • 12:00 - 13:15 Lunch TBD
  • 13:15 - 14:00 MAP Business Meeting (Officer elections)
  • 14:00 - 15:00 INSPIRE Lab Demonstration — William Funderburk (MSMS) (MSU)

 

Accommodations

Hotel reservation information for Oxford may be found at http://visitoxfordms.com/where-to-stay/.
The rates for several hotels for that weekend are as follows:
Super 8$79.99
Comfort Inn$80
Days Inn$89.99
Hampton Inn East$159
Holiday Inn Express$154 & $179
Hampton Inn West$169

Directions

    A Word of Warning

    Please note: if you are following along with a map, State Highway 6 is sometimes marked as US 278. However, you will not see any US 278 signs on the route.

    From Memphis International Airport

    Follow signs for I-240 from the airport. Take I-240 west (toward Downtown/Little Rock/St. Louis) to I-55 south (Exit 26, toward Jackson, Mississippi). At Batesville (Exit 243A), take Highway 6 east towards Oxford. After approximately 20 miles, exit at Coliseum Drive and turn left. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

    From Jackson, Mississippi

    Take I-55 north (toward Grenada and Memphis) to Batesville. At Batesville (Exit 243A), take Highway 6 east towards Oxford. After approximately 20 miles, exit at Coliseum Drive and turn left. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

    From the Delta (Greenville, Clarksdale, etc.)

    Take US 82 east to I-55 and follow the directions for coming from Jackson, or take Highway 6 east from Clarksdale to Batesville and Oxford.

    From Tupelo or Birmingham, Alabama

    Take US 78 west toward Memphis. At Sherman, take Highway 9 south (Exit 76) towards Pontotoc and Oxford. After about 12 miles, turn right on Highway 76 west. Continue on Highway 76, which becomes Highway 6. In Oxford, exit at Coliseum Drive (You should pass the Old Taylor Road exit, even though it is marked for the university) and turn right. Turn right at the four-way stop onto Hill Drive. Follow Hill Drive to a four-way stop at All-American Way. Continue straight. Visitors are allowed to park in this parking area; Lewis Hall is the large building to the west.

Maps

Photos

Map 2012 Audience Map 2012 Group Picture