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.
Your support of AAPT strengthens the initial training and the ongoing professional development programs we provide to physics educators and students around the world.
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AAPT 2022 Strategic Plan
A future where the understanding of physics, driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, increasingly benefits the world.
Books from AIP Publishing and AAPT
Visit pubs.aip.org to purchase co-published titles at 25% off digital versions. For $30 black-and-white print copies choose myBook.
Join The U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students.
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AAPT Member Spotlight
My entry into teaching physics was fairly prosaic. I grew up in a family of engineers, so a career in the sciences seemed natural to me. Plus, among a variety of interests, I had a passion for anything aviation-related (a passion that once led to a failed experiment and a broken arm). I also loved learning and school so I thought that I might want to teach. When I took physics in high school, it seemed like a perfect match: a science that I could teach at the high school or college level and one that could also help me understand the mechanics of flight.Read more