The latest news, announcements, press releases, and obituaries
October 6, 2021
Elizabeth "Betty" (Frazier) Karplus passed away at home in Orinda, California, on September 22, 2021, at the age of 96.
July 1, 2021
Warren Walter Hein, former AAPT Executive Officer, passed away suddenly on June 11, 2021, while living in Fenton, Michigan.
January 12, 2021
Jack Willis died at home in hospice on Oct. 27, 2020 from metastasized prostate cancer at age 95.
October 23, 2020
Uri Haber-Schaim, a leader in science education for nearly half a century, died September 16, 2020 in his home in Jerusalem, Israel, at the age of 94. He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Shlomith, two daughters, a son, and three grandchildren.
September 1, 2020
Charles was born on December 21, 1939 and died on August 25, 2020. He joined AAPT in 1991 and was actively involved in the Ohio Section of AAPT. He has served as Treasurer of the Ohio Section since 2001.
August 19, 2020
John S. Rigden was born in Painesville, Ohio, on January 10, 1934, and died of cardiac arrest at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 24, 2017, at age 83.
July 13, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lillian Christie McDermott. Lillian died in her own home, from natural causes associated with cancer. She left life as she lived it: graciously and surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Mark McDermott, and survived by her three children, Bruce (Tina), Melanie (David), and Connie, and four grandchildren.
April 16, 2020
Remembrance by Jim Nelson: In 1975, Carl Curtis Duzen was an exchange teacher from California and landed at Lower Merion High School, a sister school to Harriton High School, where I was teaching.
January 8, 2020
September 6, 1941 - January 1, 2020
Dr. Curtis J. Hieggelke Hall of Fame community college teacher and AAPT TYC leader, died January 1, 2020 at the age of 78.
August 12, 2019
Frederick Reif, emeritus professor in Physics and Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, died on August 11th, 2019. He was 92.