The ComPADRE Collections

Workshop Logistics

The workshop will begin at Noon on Sunday, July 29th and conclude at 10:00 pm on Monday, July 30. The time is short so that it is essential that you attend the full workshop.
During the AAPT meeting the workshop participants are encouraged to help ComPADRE Staff highlight their activities at the ComPADRE Booth.
Note that there is a separate registration process for the AAPT meeting. Participants should register for both the workshop and the meeting.

Travel and Lodging

Travel and Lodging information are available through the AAPT Summer Conference Website. Reasonable travel costs will be covered by the workshop. Receipts will be needed for reimbursement.

Participants should make their own lodging arrangements for the AAPT meeting. They will be reimbursed for two nights of their lodging through the workshop. NOTE: The Conference Hotel in Greensboro is full. We recommend you look into the Drury Inn Greensboro, which is across the street from the meeting convention hall.


Communications with participants before the workshop will be by email and through this web site. If desired by the participants, we may hold a teleconference before the workshop to discuss the pedagogical modules and the workshop logistics.

All participants have indicated that they will bring their own computers to the workshop. These are required to for participation. If there are any difficulties with this requirement, contact Bruce Mason and other arrangements will be made. Internet access will be available in the workshop meeting room.


Lunch on Sunday at noon, a light dinner Sunday evening, and a snack Monday evening will be provided. NSF grant funding does not cover alcoholic beverages. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

Expenses Reimbursement

SERC and ComPADRE will reimburse participants for their transportation expenses. Expenses must conform to the travel requirements of the American Association of Physics Teachers. We will need the following documents:

  • For airfare - an original receipt or invoice (computer generated is ok). The receipt must include the name of the passenger, destination, date of travel, and amount of the ticket,
  • For mileage - evidence of the incurred distance, such as a printout of driving directions, between your home and Greensboro for those who are driving,
  • For hotel - a hotel or travel agent receipt showing check-in and check-out dates,
  • and a completed AAPT Travel Reimbursement Form.

More details regarding the reimbursement procedure will be provided at the workshop.

Participants are responsible for any expenses and reservations associated with early arrivals or extend stays (including their lodging for the duration of the AAPT conference).

The conveners wish to acknowledge the generous support for this workshop from NSF Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE-0532768, DUE-0532798).

What to Expect

Greensboro is is home to University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NCA&T), Guilford College, Bennett College, and Greensboro College. Greensboro will celebrate its bicentennial in 2008. Its current population is approximately 240,000.

In July you can expect temperatures between 68 and 88 oF. Please let us know when you register if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility.