AAPT: American Association of Physics Teachers
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT® is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
Your support of AAPT strengthens the initial training and the ongoing professional development programs we provide to physics educators and students around the world.
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Latest AAPT News
The AAPT Board of Directors unanimously approved the following statement crafted by
NSTA on the K-12 teacher shortage "Sustainable Systems for Quality Teaching".
approval was on September 13, 2022.
AAPT Member Spotlight
I have wanted to be a physicist for most of my life. After receiving my bachelor's and master's in physics, I made the obvious choice to enter a physics Ph.D. program. However, this route to a career in physics proved to be challenging due to struggles with the departmental qualifying exam, ultimately leading to my departure from the program. This situation forced me to understand why I really wanted to pursue physics and to reflect on whether or not I should leave the field entirely.Read more
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