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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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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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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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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Physics Team Camp Preps U.S. Students

May 31, 2019

This week twenty of the country’s best and brightest high school physics students will sit in a University of Maryland classroom, learning the theories that might land them the opportunity to travel to the 50th International Physics Olympiad .

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2019 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Awarded to Laura E. McCullough

April 15, 2019

AAPT has announced that Laura E. McCullough, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2019 Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah. McCullough earned her B.A. in Physics at Hamline University, her M.S. in Physics at the University of Minnesota and her Ph.D. in Science Education, University of Minnesota.

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Geraldine Cochran to Receive 2019 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

April 8, 2019

AAPT has announced that Geraldine Cochran, will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during the 2019 Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah.

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Larry Engelhardt Recipient of 2019 Homer L Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

April 5, 2019

AAPT has announced that Larry Engelhardt will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2019 Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah.

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