(Established 8/2018)


Early Career Emerging Leader Award

Coming Soon!

The AAPT Early Career Emerging Leader Award, established in 2018, recognizes early-career members who demonstrate excellence in their contributions to AAPT and physics education and exhibit the potential to serve in an AAPT leadership role. A monetary prize of $1,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to an AAPT National Meeting and two nights lodging in the conference hotel, and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses to attend the AAPT Summer Meeting to receive the prize are given to the recipient. In addition, the awardee will be assigned a mentor who is a current AAPT leader and will be offered the opportunity to serve on a committee or task force of their choice (in collaboration with the AAPT President or equivalent). Candidate must be a current AAPT member for a minimum of 3 years. Candidate must be “early career” which is defined as an individual who has been full-time in the profession of physics education for no more than seven years at the time of nomination. Presented annually, pending receipt of qualified nominations. Self-nomination is acceptable; however, candidates are encouraged to invite peers and colleagues to support the nomination.

Nominations will be accepted soon!