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Andy Gavrin2015 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT will be presented to Andrew D. Gavrin


College Park, MD, October 27, 2014—AAPT has announced that Andrew Gavrin will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2015 Winter Meeting in San Diego, California.

Gavrin, Associate Professor and Chair of the Physics Department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), is currently serving as AAPT Chair of the Committee on Physics in Undergraduate Education, as a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Task Force, and as a member of the Programs Committee.

He earned his B.S. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Both his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics were earned at Johns Hopkins University.   His research interests are in Physics Education and Magnetic Materials.

His AAPT service includes Committee on Educational Technologies (2005-2006), Nominating Committee (2008), Advisory Committee for Photo Contest (2009-present) and Video Contest (2009-2010), Special Projects and Philanthropy Committee (2012-2014), and the Committee on Instructional Media (2000-2002)

A member since 1997, Gavrin has been a fixture at AAPT meetings for almost 20 years. During that time he has given numerous presentations. His committee service has given him the opportunity to organize numerous sessions contributing to the overall quality of the meetings.

Regarding his selection to receive this award, he said, “It is both an honor and a pleasure to serve the AAPT. It is a great organization, with a mission I fully support.”

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301) 209-3306, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.