The Wisconsin Area Physics Teachers conference will be keynoted by the “Smarter Every Day” YouTube star Destin Sandlin, Friday, Oct. 24, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Wehr Chemistry 100. Sandlin is an Alabama-based rocket scientist and mechanical engineer whose popular YouTube channel “Smarter Every Day” videos have become an educational staple in high school and college classrooms. Sandlin is a test engineer for both NASA and the military, and holds a patent in rocket design. In his videos where his trademark passion for and commitment to science and global outreach light up the YouTube screen, he explores topics ranging from the physics of how helicopters fly to “how Houdini really died” to how and why cats always land on their feet.
Registration for this two-day conference is $15 for faculty and $5 for students. For more information contact Melissa Vigil, conference coordinator, at (414) 288-4546.