AAPT Joins other AIP Member Societies to Reaffirm Inclusion and Diversity Efforts in Workplace

January 13, 2021

January 13, 2021, College Park, Maryland.—The American Association of Physics Teachers has joined the executive leadership of the American Institute of Physics and seven of its Member Societies in signing a pledge to advance racial equity through public policy.

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Jan Landis Mader New AAPT President

January 12, 2021

At the close of the 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting the presidential gavel was presented to Jan Landis Mader. She will serve as President of the American Association of Physics Teachers for the coming year.

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2021 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT awarded to Nina Morley Daye

October 21, 2020

College Park, MD, October 21, 2020—AAPT has announced that Nina Morley Daye will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.

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AAPT 2021 Winter Fellows Named

September 18, 2020

The 2021 AAPT Fellows Awardees have been announced. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

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Mary Jane Head 2021 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

September 15, 2020

College Park, MD, September 15, 2020—AAPT has announced that Mary Jane Head will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.

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2020 AAPT PAEMST Awardees

August 6, 2020

August 6, 2020, College Park, MD—Five AAPT members have been honored as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Davies Named as First Recipient of the Doc Brown Futures Award

August 4, 2020

College Park, Maryland,United States, August 4, 2020—AAPT has announced that the recipient of the Doc Brown Futures Award is Kenric Davies. He has the honor of being the first recipient of this new award. The Doc Brown Futures Award recognizes early-career members who demonstrate excellence in their contributions to AAPT and physics education and exhibit the potential to serve in an AAPT leadership role. The award will be presented during the 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.

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D'Arruda Named 2020 AAPT Summer Fellow

July 10, 2020

The 2020 AAPT Fellows Awardee has been announced. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

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Beth Parks to be Next Editor of the American Journal of Physics

April 22, 2020

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced that Beth Parks will assume the position of Editor for the American Journal of Physics (AJP) September 1, 2020.

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Douglas Brown will be Recognized as a 2020 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

April 8, 2020

AAPT has announced that Douglas Brown will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2020 Summer Meeting. Brown is Physics Professor Emeritus, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California. In retirement, he continues to actively support Tracker, the free video analysis and modeling tool he developed as part of the Open Source Physics project. A member of AAPT since 1991, he has been recognized for teaching excellence and served as department chair at Cabrillo. He is currently a resource editor for the Tracker collection in the ComPADRE digital library. Tracker is widely used in the physics community with over 1 million downloads. It has been translated into 26 languages and it is regularly cited in The Physics Teacher, with 81 citations for the original 2009 Tracker paper (Vol 47, p 145).

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