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American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT® is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
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Meet JackieI joined AAPT in 2002, as a freshman physics major. At that time, I considered physics to be my pathway into medical school; I didn’t see my future in physics teaching. But, my physics advisor, Robert Fenstermacher at Drew University, suggested new Society of Physics Student members select AAPT for our free secondary membership, so I signed up.Over the next several years of my undergraduate physics program, I became less focused on a medical career and more interested in the parallels I saw between my deepening interests in physics and sociology and their disciplinary focuses on using observations to build models.
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