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2012 AAPT Distinguished Service Citation to be Presented to Peter Hopkinson

Peter Hopkinson, Gordon R. Gore, photographerFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
College Park, MD, October 21, 2011—AAPT has announced that Peter Hopkinson will be recognized with the association’s Distinguished Service Citation during the 2012 Winter Meeting in Ontario, California.

Hopkinson, a physics instructor at Vancouver Community College, has been a member of the British Columbia Association of Physics Teachers (BCAPT) for many years, serving on the Executive Board.  He is an exceptional physics teacher, an ambassador for physics and science outreach, and a mentor for hundreds of physics high school and university/college teachers and students all across British Columbia and North America.

A member of AAPT since 1982, he has served on the Nominating Committee and as the Section Representative for the British Columbia Section. Hopkinson's contributions to AAPT also include many talks, outreach events, and cracker-barrel contributions. 

About the Distinguished Service Citation
Distinguished Service Citations are presented to AAPT members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to AAPT at the national, sectional or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with more than 10,000 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.