AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers

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Meet Abby

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.

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