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Mary Ann Hickman Klassen2018 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Awarded to Mary Ann Hickman Klassen


College Park, MD, November 1, 2017—AAPT has announced that Mary Ann Hickman Klassen, Senior Laboratory Lecturer at Swarthmore College, will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2018 Winter Meeting in San Diego, California.

Klassen earned her B.A. in Astrophysics at Agnes Scott College and her M.S. in Physics at the University of Wyoming. She started her career at Swarthmore College as Lab Coordinator in 1995 and is currently Senior Lecturer at Swarthmore.

An active member of AAPT since 1995, Klassen has volunteered in the Southeastern Pennsylvania Section of AAPT, serving as President from 2010-11. Her AAPT committee service has included the Committee on Laboratories 2008-2011 and 2016-18, serving as Chair 2017-18; Programs Committee 2017-18; and Meetings Committee 2017-19. She has organized or presented in the Introductory Laboratories workshops at Summer AAPT meetings since 2007 and served as a reviewer for The Physics Teacher in 2016.

Regarding her selection to receive this award Klassen said, "Involvement with AAPT has undoubtedly made me a better teacher and colleague. I am honored and humbled to be recognized for giving back to the organization that has given so much to me."

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