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Lee Trampleasure, 2014 recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Distinguished Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

Lee Trampleasure will Receive the 2014 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, October 15, 2013—AAPT has announced that Lee Trampleasure will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT during the 2014 Winter Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Lee teaches physics and physical science at Carondelet High School in Concord, California. A practitioner of the Modeling Method of Instruction and an experienced Modeling Workshop leader, he uses model construction, testing and application in his classroom to frame student thinking and learning. He identifies his major classroom accomplishments as integration of computers and technology in teaching, development of labs and field trips, and integration of music and theater into course curricula.

He serves as Section Representative for the Northern California/Nevada Section. In this role he not only represents the members of his section at AAPT National Meetings, he also serves as a valued and contributing member of the Section Representatives group.  This group is part of the AAPT Council, part of the association’s governance. He has volunteered to assist other section in setting up section websites and offering computer or software-related questions.

Lee has attended several National AAPT meetings and has presented sessions and let workshops at both the local and national level. He is not only committed to teaching Physics well, he is committed to supporting his fellow Physics teachers through his leadership in NCNAAPT and mentoring new teachers.

Regarding his selection to receive this award, he said, “Creating and maintaining a web presence is an important community building tool for our Sections—but this is often perceived as a daunting task requiring webmasters holding special skills. These days, however, websites can be maintained by anyone who can surf the web and word process. I’m glad to be able to help Sections break through the silicon ceiling and create websites that can be quickly and easily updated.”

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.

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