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Daniel E. Beeker, Chair (2017)
Indiana Univ - Bloomington
Indiana University - Physics
727 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN United States 47405
Phone: (812) 855-5903; Fax: (812) 855-5533

Scott Dudley (2019)
TASIS England
Coldharbour Ln
Thorpe, Egham, United Kingdom TW20 8TE

David Kardelis (2018)
Utah State University Eastern
451 E 400 N
Physics Dept
Price, UT United States 84501

Yongkang Le (2017)
Fudan University
No. 220, Handan Road
Department of Physics, Fudan University
Shanghai, China 200433
Phone: +862165642365

Mark F. Masters (2019)
2101 Coliseum Blvd E
Fort Wayne, IN United States 46805
Phone: (260) 481-6153; Fax: (260) 481-6880

Tara A. Peppard (2019)
Cleveland State Univ
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH United States 44115
Phone: (216) 687-2076

Jessie A. Petricka (2018)
Gustavus Adolphus Coll
800 W Coll Ave
Saint Peter, MN United States 56082-1498

Dale Stille (2017)
University of Iowa
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Van Allen Hall Room 58
Iowa City, IA United States 52242
Phone: (319) 335-1833; Fax: (319) 335-1753

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio
American Association of Physics Teachers
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3310; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Past Chairs

Committee on Apparatus

Samuel M. Sampere (2015)

David P. Maiullo (2016)

James J. Lincoln (2016)



  1. Inform the AAPT membership about current techniques for the construction, maintenance, and utilization of instructional apparatus.
  2. Seek new and forgotten techniques for presenting ideas in physics through lecture demonstrations and laboratory exercises.
  3. As authorized by the Executive Board, conduct events such as the apparatus competition to recognize, reward, and publicize contributions to physics teaching through lecture demonstrations and laboratory exercises.