Awards Committee Submission Process
submissions will be electronic. Each will be submitted to the award
website by the student.
Preliminary Prospectus Submission – by faculty/student team
awards committee strongly recommends that the faculty/student “team”
submit a one-page Preliminary Prospectus of the project. Each
Preliminary Prospectus will be quickly reviewed by the committee and
its evaluation conveyed to the team. Since this is preliminary review
of the proposed work, one the following ratings will be given:
is an appropriate project
is not an appropriate project because…
committee needs more information to decide on the projects
appropriateness. Please submit more information on….
Preliminary Prospectus will be submitted using an online application
process at http://www.aapt.org/Programs/awards/AAPT-ALPha-Award-Submission-Instructions.cfm. Only information requested
in the Preliminary Prospectus and submitted online will be reviewed.
Preliminary Prospectus can be submitted to the committee for review
at any time, up to July 1st
in the year of the award. We strongly recommend that the team submit
this Preliminary Prospectus before starting on the work of the
portfolio, to receive early feedback.
Preliminary Prospectus submission is not
required for the project to be considered for the award. However, the
committee believes it is in the best interest of the team to submit
this document. For more information about the Preliminary
Prospectus, please see www.aapt.somethingaboutperspectus.org.
Submission – by faculty/student team
Report – complete with student data, analysis, and conclusion
manual, for future use by faculty
of the equipment – some close ups
of historical significance of experiment
of transferable experimental skills student will acquire
diagram, mechanical drawing, and/or software created especially for
this project, if appropriate
Preliminary Prospectus (due by July 1st
of the year of the award submission)
of student operating the equipment in real time
presentation of essential elements of this apparatus and experiment.
committee will read all of the Portfolios submitted by September 1st
of the year of the award. This
is a firm deadline.
Portfolios submitted after September 1st
will be considered with other submissions in the following year.
committee will select those projects it feels merit further
examination by an oral interview of the student with the entire
committee. Oral interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing.
who have been selected must make arrangements to conduct this oral
interview with the committee in October of the year of the award.
It could be helpful, but not necessary, to carry out this interview
at the student’s home institution and in the advanced lab with
committee will announce the winner, and possibly honorable mentions,
on or about November 15th
of the year of the award.
actual award and the invited talk by the awardee will be presented
at the January meeting of AAPT in the following year.
Prospectus submission (optional) – any time up to July 1st
of the year of the award.
– absolute cutoff date for Portfolio submission to the
– oral interview (via videoconferencing) of finalists for
– announcement of the awardee and possible honorable mention
– AAPT Winter Meeting. Award presentation and invited student
Reichert, Chair, AAPT-ALPhA Award Committee