homepage of the
Western New York State Physics Teachers' Alliance affiliated with the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and the
Science Teachers' Association of NY State (STANYS)

WNYPTA organization
Steering Committee
Member Directory
Membership Form
Past Meeting Archives.

WNYPTA-List listserv

NY St. Section NYSS-AAPT
AAPT - National

WNY Physics Ed Info:
Buffalo State Physics
Univ of Buffalo Physics
Fredonia St Coll Physics


The WNYPTA is an active group of people interested in physics teaching in the Western New York region including elementary, middle school, high school, community college and undergraduate and graduate university physics teachers, teachers-to-be and retired teachers. We meet monthly during the school year to share ideas, discuss concerns and finds ways to further our own professional development. Usually we meet 9:00am-noon Saturdays in room 367 Science Building on the campus of Buffalo State College (map). Letters of attendance for three hours at a professional development event are issued each meeting.

Using this webpage, you can acquire general information about the WNYPTA, contact WNYPTA members, subscribe to the WNYPTA-L email list, locate the name of an WNYPTA member alphabetically or by community, complete an online membership form, learn about NYSS-AAPT state section meetings or contact the National American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).

WNYPTA 2016 - 17 dates, agenda & workshop leaders (freebies and a make-and-take each time; updates are highlighted):

Sep 24, 2016 - Shadowgrams and Schlerien Imaging
                        by Brad Gearhart of BPS Physics
Oct 22, 2016 - BPS, Refugees and STEM teaching
Joe Johnson, Mercyhurst Science Educ
                        Physics of Radio Controlled Flight
                                 by John Cerne of SUNY Buffalo Physics
Nov 12, 2016 - Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance
                                   by Peter Coleman
                         and Physics Olympics event preparation

Dec 3, 2016 - Physics Olympics

Jan 21, 2017 - TBA
Feb 11, 2017 - Williamsville N HS Planetarium Meeting w/Mark Percy
Mar 11, 2017 - Physics and PraxAir by Larry Megan Director of
                        Praxair Global Analytics and R&D Productivity

Apr 22, 2017 - TBA

May 20, 2017 - TBA
Jun 10, 2017 -

This web page is maintained by Dr. Dan MacIsaac for the support of WNY physics teachers. Questions or comments regarding contents of the server should be emailed to Dr. Dan MacIsaac at

This page last updated July 25, 2016.