AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers
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.
2020 AAPT Winter Meeting
Join your colleagues at the 2020 Winter Meeting in Orlando, FL
January 18-21, 2020
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I joined the AAPT with my first postdoc appointment which had a strong outreach component to it. Through the AAPT, I got to meet amazing traditional educators along with educators who do outreach and demonstrations professionally. I now have a diverse network I can rely on that only the AAPT could have brought together. This network has led to my own increased visibility through invitations to speak at AAPT national meetings and department colloquia. This, along with the leadership opportunities I’ve been honored to serve helped to establish my reputation and take my career to the next level.
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