(Improving Physics And Chemistry Teaching in Secondary Education)
March 2010--June 2011
Funded by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education
No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

Project Director:   Dr. Nouredine Zettili

Department of Physical and Earth Sciences
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265 USA

E-mail:        Phone:   (256) 782-8077        Fax:  (256) 782-5636

Group Photo of the participants at the 2010 Summer Professional Institute (June 07--18, 2010)
     First row, left to right: IMPACTSEED staff: Drs. Virginia Cole, Laura Weinkauf, Safa Al-Hamdani(external Evaluator), and Nouredine Zettili (project director). Second row, left to right: and Drs. Alfred Nichols , Noureddine Bekhouche and Dr. Jim Conely (ACHE)
Some IMPACTSEED teachers participating in a physics demonstration show during the 2010 Summer Professional Institute

IMPACTSEED in the news
Newspaper articles published about IMPACTSEED:         

  • Anniston Star of June 09, 2010: Click here

  • Summer Professional Institute (June 07--18, 2010):

  • Pictures taken during the 2010 Summer Institute:

    Technology Workshops (Fall 2010--Spring 2011):
    The Technology Workshops will take place on Saturdays in Rooms 217 and 234 Martin Hall from 9:00AM--3:30PM.

  • First Workshop: Saturday October 16, 2010      View the pictures pertaining to the first workshop
  • Second Workshop: Saturday November 20, 2010      View the pictures pertaining to the second workshop
  • Third Workshop: Saturday February 05, 2011      View the pictures pertaining to the third workshop (to be taken)
  • Fourth Workshop: Saturday March 05, 2011      View the pictures pertaining to the fourth workshop (to be taken)
  • Fifth Workshop: Saturday April 09, 2011      View the pictures pertaining to the fifth workshop (to be taken)

  • Chemistry and Physics Hotlines (Fall 2010--Spring 2011):
    IMPACTSEED High school teachers: You are encouraged to contact the following IMPACTSEED faculty should you have any question pertaining to chemistry and/or physics:

  • Dr. Alfred Nichols  (Chemistry): Phone: 256-782-8150, emails:
  • Dr. Laura Weinkauf   (Physics): Phone: 256-782-5743, email:
  • Dr. Nouredine Zettili   (Physics): Phone: 256-782-8077, email:

  • On-Site Support: Offered during Fall 2010--Spring 2011

    To schedule an on-site visit by a chemistry or physics professor, please contact Dr. Nouredine Zettili: Phone: 256-782-8077, email:

    Names of IMPACTSEED 8 Teachers, their email addresses and school names:

  • List of IMPACTSEED high school teachers, their emails, and the schools they are affiliated with: Click here

  • Useful Links: