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2012 Executive Board Election Candidate for Four-year College Representative

Eric J. Ayars

Eric Ayars, 2012 candidate for AAPT Four-year College RepresentativeDepartment of Physics
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929
ayars@mailaps.org

Education
B.S. Pacific Union College, 1992, Physics summa cum laude, with Honors
Ph.D North Carolina State University, 2000, Hans Hallen, Advisor

Professional Experience
Walla Walla College, Assistant Professor, 2000-2003

California State University, Chico,Assistant Professor of Physics, 2003-2008, Associate Professor of Physics, 2008-present

Memberships
American Association of Physics Teachers
American Physical Society
Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA)
Phi Kappa Phi
Northern California/Nevada AAPT
APS Physics and Society member
APS Forum on Education member

AAPT Commiattee Service
AAPT Committee on Laboratories, past member
AAPT Committee on Apparatus, current member

Workshops presented at national meetings
"Falsification Labs” S06, S08, S09
“Arduino Microcontrollers in the Physics Lab” S10, S11, W12

Commentary
The AAPT has been a very important part of my professional development as a physics teacher: so much so that I can say with utmost confidence that I would not be where I am today without the mentoring, support, and encouragement of the AAPT and its individual members. Serving as a member of the executive board would be a small payment on this large debt of gratitude, and if elected I will do my best to ensure that this organization continues to be a valuable resource for physics teachers at all levels.