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Stanley Micklavzina to receive 2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT.2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT Will Be Presented to Stanley Micklavzina

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College Park, MD, September 26, 2012—AAPT has announced that Stanley Micklavzina will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service during the 2013 Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

A faculty instructor at the University of Oregon Physics Department, Micklavzina has served a very active role in AAPT for many years, organizing sessions, presenting workshops and demonstrations that support his love for physics education.  A member since 1984, he is one of the founders and a Past President of PIRA and has authored several articles for The Physics Teacher.  He has served on the Committee on Science Education for the Public, chairing the committee from 2008-09, and has also served on the Bauder Fund Committee and is again currently serving on both committees.  Notably, he produced and directed the Demonstration Shows at the 2008 AAPT Summer Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta and the 2010 AAPT Summer Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Micklavzina is publicly known as the engineer of “Science Circus,” an annual event that promotes science to the public.  Designed to entertain and educate community members of all ages, physics concepts are presented and entwined with performance styles that opens the audience’s minds up for a new level of understanding.

His efforts to advance physics education at all pedagogic levels have earned him national and international recognition. International activities include a recent sabatical leave where he designed community and school outreach activities for MAX IV, the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory located in Lund, Sweden, and he is also an International Advisor for the Physics Education journal published by the IOP in the United Kingdom.

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

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