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January 26, 2021
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has been named as the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Hans Christian Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
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.
January 12, 2021
Jack Willis died at home in hospice on Oct. 27, 2020 from metastasized prostate cancer at age 95.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.