Team Facts & News
In 1986, under the direction of the AAPT Executive Officer, Jack Wilson, the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) organized the United States Physics Team for the first time. — AAPT.ORG
2014 U.S. Physics Team
Each year, AAPT and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) sponsor a competition for high school students to represent the United States at the 2014 International Physics Olympiad Competition. The mission of the U.S. Physics Team Program is to promote and demonstrate academic excellence through preparation for and participation in the International Physics Olympiad.
Consider Coaching the US Physics Team: AAPT is seeking faculty to join the staff for the 2014 U.S. Physics Team. The US Physics Team program is responsible for the selection and training of the top high school physics students in the nation in preparation for the International Physics Olympiad. High School and College physics faculty are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will attend the US Physics Team residential training camp at the University of Maryland, College Park, at the end of May 2014 (exact dates to be announced).
SponsorsAmerican Association of Physics Teachers, American Institute for Physics, American Physical Society, Acoustical Society of America, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Astronomical Society, American Crystallographic Association, American Geophysical Union, AVS, Optical Society of America, The Society of Rheology, University of Maryland Physics Department.