AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
2024 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 6 - 10, Boston, MA
Submit your presentation by February 22nd.
AAPT Members: Join our upcoming Coffee Hour events happening in COMMUNITIES!
AAPT 2022 Strategic Plan
A future where the understanding of physics, driven by a vibrant, diverse, and empowered community of educators, researchers, and learners, increasingly benefits the world.
Books from AIP Publishing and AAPT
Visit pubs.aip.org to purchase co-published titles at 25% off digital versions. For $30 black-and-white print copies choose myBook.
Join The U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students.
Learn, grow, and succeed with AAPT
Awards, projects, contests, and opportunities
Latest AAPT News
AAPT Member Spotlight
I was trained in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, however, my passion lies in teaching and it extends to educational outreach to marginalized communities in the US and internationally. I co-led a partnership with Kids Around the World, an organization that builds playgrounds in some of the most marginalized communities in developing countries so that these could then develop as centers for social growth. This partnership included my students assisting with the building of the playground and teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities to local school children in Ecuador in the summer of 2022. At Rockford University, I established an annual "STEM Camp."Read more