OAPT C O N F E R E N C E 2014
Thurs May 8 to Sat May 10, 2014
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Physics: The Roots of STEM
(Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

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Thursday May 8 2014

Registration and Dinner

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm - 7:40 pm

*ECE Tours
*Demo Derby


9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Friday May 9 2014


8:45 am - 8:55 am

Keynote: Bonnie Schmidt - Let's Talk Science
8:55 am - 10:15 am

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Two single sessions (A & B) or One Double Session (AB)
10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Noon – 1:30 pm
Boxed lunches are provided

Session C
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Session D
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Closing Remarks for the Day
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Great Giveaway

You may sign up to one of five restaurants.

Social Room in Residence is open after dinner for those of you who wish to chat.
Light snacks provided.

Saturday May 10 2014

Session E
9:00 am – 10:15 am

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Session F
10:45 am – 12:30 pm


Friday May 9 2014 - Session A
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Number Title Presenter Room
01 Negative-Refraction, Super-Resolution Imaging and Invisibility with Metamaterials George V. Eleftheriades
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Toronto
02 Perimeter Institute: What Good is a STEM Education? Damian Pope BA2145
03 Girls in Science Shohini Ghose
Centre for Women in Science at WLU
Dawn Britton
University of Toronto Engineering Outreach
Chandra Boon
04 Dr. David Harrison
University of Toronto
Department of Physics
Friday May 9 2014 - Session B
11:15 am - Noon
Number Title Presenter Room
05 Engineering Education – Emerging Trends and Innovations
The Inverted (Flipped) Classroom Lessons Learned from a Second-Year Physics Course
Susan McCahan
University of Toronto
Micah Stickel
University of Toronto
06 This session has been cancelled    
07 Universal Tool for Tinkering Hasan Shodiev
Sir Wilfrid Laurier University
08 Applying Physics Principles to Build a Career Roadmap Caroline Burgess
Ian Burgess
Friday May 9 2014 - Session AB
10:15 am - Noon
Number Title Presenter Room
Note Sessions 9 and 10 are DOUBLE SESSIONS If you choose 9 or 10 DO NOT
select any sessions from 1 to 8
09 STEM, STSE and Relevance Mars Bloch BA2165
10 Engineering Contests and STEM Roberta Tevlin
Andrew Moffat
Friday May 9 2014 - Session C
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Number Title Presenter Room
11 Sustainable Energy Systems
University of Toronto
Nazir Kherani Advanced
Photovoltaics and Devices Research Group
Olivier Trescases
High-Efficiency Power Management
Zeb Tate
Smart Grid Design
Micah Stickel
12 Cancelled   NA
13 New Pedagogies for Teaching Physics John Caranci BA2145
14 From Black Currant to Green Current: A New Old Way to Catch Sunrays Franco Gaspari
15 STEM Problem Solving
Chris Meyer BA2165
16 Studying the Climate - Resources for High School Aubyn O'Grady
CANDAC - University of Toronto
Shawn Brooks
Friday May 9 2014 - Session D
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Number Title Presenter Room
17 Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Stewart Aitchison
Biomedical Sensing and the ChipCare Project
Willy Wong
Neural Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation
Dr. Micah Stickel
18 Resources and Supports for Physics Teachers Stacey Joyce
Perry Kotkas
Dr. Sacha Noukhovitch

Getting the 21st century H.O.T.S.*

Dave Doucette
Edward Gissing
20 Fun with Waves and Sound
University of Toronto
Jason Harlow
Andrew Myertholen
Physics MP125-A
21 Perimeter Institute:
The New Cosmology Resource
Damian Pope
Kevin Donkers
22 Bridging the Transition to
1st Year Physics with PER
James Fraser
Queen’s University
Martin Williams
University of Guelph
Aaron Slepkov
Trent University
Tetyana Antimirova
Ryerson University
Saturday May 10 2014 - Session E
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Number Title Presenter Room
23 Engineering Design and Leadership in the High School Science Experience
University of Toronto
Patricia Sheridan
Jason Foster
24 Fun with Physics and Music Rolly Meisel BA2145
25 Teaching Physics by Coding Richard Taylor BA2155
26 S.T.E.M. In Model Schools for Inner Cities Donna Quan - TDSB Director of Education
Vicky Branco - TDSB Superintendent of Education
Saturday May 10 2014 - Session F
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Number Title Presenter Room
27 "Particles Smarticles": Using Group Interactive
Demonstrations to Model Particle Behavior
James Ball
Saara Naudts
28 Represent! Multiple Representations as
the Key to Deep Understanding
Chris Meyer
Tim Langford
29 Redefining Science in a School Lisa Lim-Cole
Margaret Scora