Women in PhysicsWomen in Physics: A collection of reprints in honor of Melba Newell Phillips


College Park, Maryland, United States, March 12, 2014—The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced the publication of "Women in Physics: A collection of reprints in honor of Melba Newell Phillips". The collection includes eighteen articles on women in physics, presented in four parts:

  1. Gender Issues in Physics and Physics Education
  2. Gender-related Physics Education Research
  3. Biographical Articles
  4. Analysis of the Role of Women in Science

This volume fills a need for scholarship specifically focused on women in physics and comprehensive in scope, from practical recommendations and recent research to archival and historical analyses.

According to Dr. Kathy Prestridge, Chair of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics, American Physical Society, “Women in Physics, edited by Jill Marshall, is an important collection of articles that physics educators, mentors, scientists, and those interested in the evolving role of women in science will want to read.”

Articles are reprinted from the American Journal of Physics, The Physics Teacher, Physics Today, and Physical Review Special Topics. Proceeds from the sales will support the endowment of the Melba Newell Phillips Medal.  A complete Table of Contents listing is available at http://www.aapt.org/Store/images/TOC_Women-1.pdf

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