Mr. Chaffins to be a Featured Speaker at Marshall University!

SVHS Chemistry and Physics teacher, Jeffrey E. Chaffins, will be a featured speaker at the 2019 Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers – Appalachian Section, at Marshall University on November 8 – 9, 2019.  The focus of the meeting will be Celebrating 50 Years from the Moon Landing.  Mr. Chaffins will also be conducting a workshop for high school teachers and college professors on the attributes of utilizing the Pulsar Search Collaboratory to increase STEM college readiness among high school students via principles of Astronomy and Astrophysics.  The Pulsar Search Collaboratory is a citizen science organization for high school students sponsored by the National Science Foundation, West Virginia University, Associated Universities, Inc., and the Green Bank Observatory, a National Radio Astronomy facility.  Keynote speaker for the event will be NASA Astronaut Don Thomas, a veteran of four Space Shuttle Missions.  Dr. Thomas spent 44 days in space and orbited the Earth nearly 700 times while travelling 17 million miles in the process.  For additional information, contact Mr. Chaffins in Room 203;  call 304-429-1203; or see http://appalachian.aaptsections.org/a-aapt2019/