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Violence Against Asian Americans and Asians in the US
AAPT response to the killings of Asian American women in Atlanta and the continued violence against Asian Americans and Asians in the US.
Research-validated Resources for Teaching Online
Quickly shifting to online classes? Would you like ideas and resources that align with research-based pedagogical principles?
AAPT Book Archive
A collection of timeless books now digitized in partnership with AIP Publishing - offering introductory, easy-to-read resources, and guidance for physics educators
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT® is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
Join The U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students.
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In Vietnam, we often teach kids that only education can change life. You should be a doctor, an engineer, a businessman. Yet, there is rarely a call for being a scientist. Just as many other Asian kids, I know that I was studying not only for me, but for my parents and my family as well. “I ought to be their pride” and all I knew is studying, never knowing to stop and reflect if I enjoyed my schooling and who I was going to become. After getting a bachelor’s degree in teaching physics, I came to the U.S. and pursued my PhD in physics. Practically, it is because grad school is one of the few paths that I could afford to live in another country, learn about the world and who I was in it. At the same time, for me, physics was the only thing I could do and liked. A PhD in physics was my way to balance my family obligation and my own dream.
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