AAPT Awards Homer Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to Brian Pyper

Brian Pyper to Receive 2019 Homer Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

Brian Pyper - Homer Dodge Citation 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

College Park, MD, April 4, 2019—AAPT has announced that Brian A Pyper will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2019 Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah.

Professor of Physics and Director of Physics Education at BYU-Idaho, Pyper is a strong advocate of physics education. He has dedicated his time to not only maintaining the university’s physics education program but has also been involved in various AAPT functions. He has served on the AAPT committee for Women in Physics, Physics in High Schools and Science Ed for the Public. He also chaired the Women in Physics Committee in 2010 and is now Chair for the Committee on Science Ed for the Public. He is also currently serving on the national Meetings Committee. He served on the AAPT national Nominating Committee in 2014-15, and has given workshops, talks, and presentations at section and national meetings almost every year since 2001.

Pyper has been the Idaho-Utah Section president twice, 2004-06 and 2010-12, each time serving as the conference organizer for the Section meeting, and he has been the Idaho-Utah Section Representative since 2012.

Regarding his selection to receive this citation, Pyper said, “I am honored and pleased to be considered for this recognition. I love AAPT and appreciate how my association with AAPT has impacted my career and personal life for all these years I’ve been involved with it.”

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information: Contact David Wolfe, Director of Communications, dwolfe@aapt.org, (301) 209-3322, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org


David Wolfe

Director of Communications