Robert C. Hilborn Elected 2019 AAAS Fellow

November 26, 2019

Robert C. Hilborn, Associate Executive Officer of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. The citation states: Dr. Robert Hilborn (Education) for distinguished service to the field of physics education, particularly for reforming K-12 and undergraduate physics education.

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Richard W. Peterson Recognized with AAPT’s 2020 Melba Newell Phillips Medal

November 6, 2019

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced that the 2020 Melba Newell Phillips Medal will be awarded to Richard Peterson, University Professor of Physics – Emeritus, Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. The Medal will be presented during a Ceremonial Session of the AAPT 2020 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

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2019 AAPT Board of Directors Election Results

November 1, 2019

AAPT 2019 Board of Directors Election

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2020 AAPT Oersted Medal awarded to David Sokoloff

October 30, 2019

David Sokoloff has been named as the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers ® (AAPT ®).

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AAPT PAEMST Awardees 2017-2018

October 22, 2019

Eight AAPT members have been honored as the 2017 and 2018 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Frederick Reif - Obituary

August 12, 2019

Frederick Reif, emeritus professor in Physics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, died on August 11th, 2019. He was 92.

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Board of Directors Election Candidates for 2019

July 30, 2019

Listing of candidates for the 2019 National Board of Directors Election and accompanying bios to help you make your decision when voting between September 16 and October 18.

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US Physics Team Finishes 5th in 50th IPhO

July 15, 2019

The 50th International Physics Olympiad came to a close on Sunday, July 15, 2019 in a ceremony that included jubilant winners, dance and music performances, and speeches, all reflecting the many cultures represented in the Olympiad. Between examinations the physics scholars toured Israel, from floating in the Dead Sea to hiking in national parks.

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Elisha Huggins - Obituary

June 18, 2019

Elisha (Lish) Huggins passed away on June 18 at the age of 85. Huggins was an undergraduate at MIT and received his Ph.D. degree at Caltech under Richard Feynman in 1962.

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U.S. Physics Team Travels to Tel Aviv for 2019 International Physics Olympiad

June 7, 2019

Five students have been selected to represent the U.S. Physics Team as the 2019 Traveling Team at the 50th International Physics Olympiad, a competition among high-school physics students, to be held July 7 –15, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. They will be accompanied by coaches JiaJia Dong and Mark Eichenlaub.

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