• About AAPT
  • AAPT Joins Other AIP Member Societies to Reaffirm Inclusion, Diversity Efforts in Workplace

AAPT Joins other AIP Member Societies to Reaffirm Inclusion, Diversity Efforts in Workplace


January 13, 2021, College Park, Maryland.—The American Association of Physics Teachers has joined the executive leadership of the American Institute of Physics and seven of its Member Societies in signing a pledge to advance racial equity through public policy.

In signing on behalf of AAPT, Executive Officer Beth Cunningham, said, "I am looking forward to working with and learning from CEOs across many different sectors to help AAPT make progress on our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. By participating in the CEO Diversity Pledge, we are actively doing our part together to help AAPT, AIP, and the AIP Member Societies work against systemic racism and oppression, including educating ourselves to better understand and respond to longstanding racial injustices."

The full text of the pledge is available on the website of the American Institute of Physics.

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 David Wolfe, Director of Communications, dwolfe@aapt.org, (301) 209-3322, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.