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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.
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.
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 ®).
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).
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.