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.
AAPT Author Series
AAPT Members: Join us for our upcoming fall Author Series events! Meet authors from the American Journal of Physics, and join in on a live discussion of their published articles. Visit COMMUNITIES for more information and add these events to your calendar.
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
Meet LarryI have been a member of AAPT for over 30 years. During this time, AAPT has helped me grow professionally as a high school physics teacher, a graduate student, and a university faculty member. My journey into physics and physics teaching began late in my education at Garden City Community College in Garden City, KS, where I had a phenomenal instructor - Warren Fouse. He shared his passion for physics with his students and made learning physics meaningful by making every effort to engage all his students actively. My path, however, did not directly lead to physics or physics teaching. I transferred to Kansas State University to pursue engineering as an undergraduate major but felt this was not a good fit for what I wanted to do. I changed my major to physics and physics teaching due to the profound impact that my community college physics instructor had on me. I was also fortunate to have Dean Zollman, a distinguished physics education researcher, as an advisor. He would later inspire me to get involved in physics education development and research.
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