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Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Teslamania 2019
Saturday, October 19

Spark new life into STEM with a physics competition for educators (and students)!

Saturday, October 19, 2019  |  8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Stony Brook University – Room TBA
100 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook NY 11790

Early Bird Savings: Register by Sat. October 12 at midnight to save $5 off 

Early Bird SPECTATOR $25  |  Early Bird DEMONSTRATOR $20  |  STUDENT Spectator or Demonstrator = $15 

 

What is Teslamania?

  • Teslamania is an exciting day of demonstrations in which physics teachers showcase their ideas, inventions and activities for improving physics education and student engagement.
  • Both new and experienced teachers will learn innovative ways to improve their craft. Modeled after a similar competition held in Europe, Teslamania is organized by New York State Master Teachers from Long Island who are committed to spreading Teslamania throughout North America.
  • Teslamania is much more than a physics competition—it is a day of sharing ideas, making and strengthening professional relationships, connecting with community and celebrating physics.

 

Who can participate?

  • Teachers and scientists who specialize in introductory physics/physical science courses at the Secondary, College and University levels are invited to participate. Educators who attend or demonstrate will earn six hours of professional development credit.
  • Students and Science Enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome!  We encourage students and spectators to attend or present.

Attend as a SPECTATOR $25 – As an attendee, you will be able to learn new “tricks of the trade” and network with local physics teachers. Spectators can also bring “mystery” lab equipment to our “What is it?” session to share with attendees.

Participate as a DEMONSTRATOR $20 – Demonstrators give a 15-minute presentation. Your presentation can be a completely new idea, or an innovative take on a classic concept. The best presentation, as determined by the audience, wins the Teslamania 2019 Omega Winner title. (See below for past demos and Omega winners.)

STUDENTS – Spectator or Demonstrator $15 – See science come to life through demonstrations that spark, gravitate and explore the forces of physics!

 

What’s included?

  • Your registration fee includes entrance into Teslamania 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.
  • A lunch of assorted sandwiches and water will be provided as part of your admission.
  • Educators who attend or demonstrate will earn six hours of professional development credit.

 

Registration

Adult EARLY BIRDS Save $5 – Space Limited
Deadline for Early Bird Prices = Sat. October 12, 2019 at midnight

Register as a DEMONSTRATOR – $20 ($25 if you register after 10/12)
Register as a SPECTATOR – $25 ($30 if you register after 10/12)
Register as a STUDENT – $15

 

Check out highlights from past years:

Projectile Droplets
Inertia Demos
Refraction Shot Glass
Circular Motion Demos

Past Omega Winners
2008 – Sean McCorkle – “Antique Van de Graff”
2009 – Tom Tomazsewski – “Light My Fire”
2010 – Kilian Cardo – “Tesla Coil!”
2011 – Gillian Winters – “Seeing is Believing”
2012 – Pavithra Sundar – “Projectile Droplets”
2013 – Greg Guido & Karyn Libretto – “Sound Demonstrations”
2014 – Rich Slesinski – “Kumar’s Bed of Nails”
2015 – Terese Keogh – “Disappearing Paper”
2016 – Justin King – “Color Filter Fun”
2017 – Richard Gearns – “Filament Physics”
2018 – Pavithra Sundar – “Ball through a Wall”

 

We hope to see YOU at Teslamania 2019!

We will also help coordinate a Teslamania event in your area!  Contact us at info@teslasciencecenter.org or 631.886.2632

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