AAPT Participating in the AAAS SEA Change Professional Society Pilot

November 10, 2021

AAPT has been selected to be one of four participating organizations in the SEA Change initiative. Early in 2021, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) accepted proposals from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) professional societies to participate in a systemic change initiative called SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change. The SEA Change initiative encompasses systemic change for institutions and departments; Physics and Astronomy professional societies have been the first to pilot departmental SEA Change programs (funded by a grant from the American Institute of Physics federation Venture Fund, www.aip.org). The focus of this part of the initiative is to engage in the development and testing of a self-assessment and action planning framework aimed at making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) the norm within such organizations.

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Frieda Stahl

November 8, 2021

Frieda Stahl (CSU Los Angeles), professor emerita of physics, died in October 2021 at the age of 99.

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Tengiz Bibilashvili Selected New U.S. Physics Team Academic Director

October 28, 2021

The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced that Tengiz Bibilashvili of UCSB has been selected to serve as the Academic Director of the U.S. Physics Team. He will begin immediately working with the coaches to prepare the F=MA Exam to be administered in 2022.

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AAPT Announces Winter 2022 Fellow

October 14, 2021

The 2022 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. Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one's professional peers. Any AAPT member who has maintained an active membership for at least 7 years is eligible for nomination for Fellowship. Nominations are evaluated by the AAPT Awards committee and approved by the AAPT Board of Directors.

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Richardson Recipient of the 2022 AAPT Homer L. Dodge Citation

October 13, 2021

Arlisa Richardson 2017 Election Bio

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Cunningham Elected APS Fellow

October 13, 2021

Beth A. Cunningham of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) by the APS Council of Representatives upon the recommendation of the APS Forum on Education (FEd).

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Dounas-Frazer Recipient of the AAPT 2022 Homer L. Dodge Citation

October 12, 2021

AAPT has announced that Dimitri Dounas-Frazer will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2022 Winter Meeting. He is being recognized for his work on diversity and equity in Physics Education.

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McCachren Recipient of the AAPT 2022 Homer L. Dodge Citation

October 12, 2021

AAPT has announced that Dave McCachren will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2022 Winter Meeting. He is being honored for his service as a Physics Teacher Resource Agent (PTRA) and as a member of the Central Pennsylvania Section of AAPT.

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Henning to Receive the AAPT 2022 Homer L. Dodge Citation

October 6, 2021

AAPT has announced that Steve Henning will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2022 Winter Meeting. His service as a Physics Teacher Resource Agent (PTRA) and as a member of the New York and New England Sections of AAPT are particularly notable.

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Elizabeth Frazier Karplus

October 6, 2021

Elizabeth "Betty" (Frazier) Karplus passed away at home in Orinda, California, on September 22, 2021, at the age of 96.

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