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For Immediate Release

AAPT Distinguished Service Citation to be Awarded to Gordon Ramsey at 2011 Winter Meeting GPRamsey_web


College Park, MD September 22, 2010—The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced the selection of Gordon Ramsey, a professor of physics at Loyola University Chicago, as a recipient of the AAPT Distinguished Service Citation. These prestigious awards are presented to AAPT members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to AAPT at the national, sectional or local level.

Ramsey received a BA in physics and mathematics from Southern Illinois University and MS and PhD degrees in physics from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a resident scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, doing theoretical research in high-energy physics.

Ramsey has been active in the Chicago and Illinois sections and has served on AAPT International and Computers Area Committees. When AAPT met in Chicago for the 2009 Winter Meeting, Ramsey served on the organizing committee for the event. He has coordinated summer workshops for high school teachers, middle school teachers, and high school students. Ramsey, together with Loyola collaborators, performs research in physics education research and science anxiety. He has mentored many undergraduate research projects.

He recently served on the AAPT Executive Board as Member-at-Large Representing the University Community, and is presently the AAPT representative to the U.S. Liaison Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physicists. In this capacity he works closely with the International Commission on Physics Education and AAPT to promote communication between physics teachers internationally.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with more than 10,000 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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