AAPT/APS/SPS Spring Meeting

March 7-9, 2019

2019 Joint Spring Meeting
Texas Section of the American Physical Society (APS)
Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Zone 13 of the Society of Physics Students (SPS)


Stephen F. Austin State University
Gwen & Ed Cole STEM Building
1720 Clark Blvd., Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3044


Contact Dr. Dan Bruton at dbruton@sfasu.edu
or call 936-468-3001 or 936-229-0064
or visit the Registration Desk in Room 102 of the STEM Building.


The Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building is home to classrooms, labs, makerspaces, research areas, a planetarium, and computer labs that support areas of study in physics, engineering, astronomy, computer science, information technology, and other STEM fields.

Invited Speaker
Kilonova: A New Era in Astronomy
Steven Ball
LeTourneau University
Banquet Speaker
The Unknown Physics Teacher and Her Place in History
Jill A. Marshall, University of Texas at Austin
Plenary Presentation
Walter Trikosko
Stephen F. Austin State University
Plenary Speaker
Involving Undergraduate Students in Shock Wave Physics and Chemistry Research
Eric Petersen
Texas A&M University
Plenary Speaker
Innovations in Integrating Cavity Technology: Sensitive Detection in the Most Turbid Environments
John D. Mason, Texas A&M University
Plenary Speaker
Potential for Exoplanetary Neighbors in Alpha Centauri
Billy Quarles
Georgia Institute of Technology

Nacogdoches is a 300-year-old city known as “The Oldest Town in Texas.” It’s located in the heart of Deep East Texas almost equidistant between Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Shreveport, Louisiana. Nacogdoches is home to Stephen F. Austin State University and has a population of 33,000. Also designated the Garden Capital of Texas, Nacogdoches is recognized for its natural beauty, creeks and trails.