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Statement on Racism and Violence Against Black People
AAPT reaffirms its commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and condemns the recent and historical violence against Black people in the U.S.
Research-validated Resources for Teaching Online
Quickly shifting to online classes? Would you like ideas and resources that align with research-based pedagogical principles?
PhysTEC National Teacher of the Year
The 2020 National Teacher of the Year is Bouakham Sriri-Perez of Duncan Polytechnical High School in Fresno, CA.
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT® is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
Join The 2020 U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students. Registration ended December 5, 2020.
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Meet TroyI went to college having decided that I wanted to do something artistic and had no plans to pursue science. However, like many, I was lured into physics by an astronomy course I took as a first-year college student. It was a traditional stellar evolution course, and really, the only thing I remember is that the professor used many colors of markers for his transparencies. I took another astronomy course on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) and decided to look into astronomy as a major. When I looked at the requirements for getting a degree in astronomy, I saw a long list of physics courses. I started on the physics and math and never returned to astronomy.
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