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Bob Powell was named as a 2013 recipient of the 2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinutished Service to AAPT.Bob Powell Named as Recipient of the 2013 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

College Park, MD, April 15, 2013—AAPT has announced that Bob Powell will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during the 2013 Summer Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

Powell is Professor and Chair of Physics and Director of the Observatory at the University of West Georgia, where he is completing his 46th year of teaching.
As a member of AAPT since 1968, Powell was active in forming the Southern Atlantic Coast Section and served as its first Secretary-Treasurer.  He has served two terms as President and is currently serving as Section Representative.

Powell is a strong supporter of AAPT and its programs.  He has provided physics training for teachers across Georgia through the AAPT/PTRA program and continued to find funding for those programs through MSP and Teacher Quality grants after the Rural PTRA funding was diminished. In addition to administering these grants, he is very involved in training teachers by attending and teaching at all workshop sessions.  Powell is also concerned about the relatively few undergraduates receiving degrees in physics with certification and is leading his department in recruiting and graduating more qualified high school physics teachers.

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.