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.
AAPT Coffee Hour
Join us for the next coffee hour on "Teaching group work in instructional laboratories" with presenter Brent Barker, Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences, The University of Chicago.
Introducing AAPT COMMUNITIES
AAPT members can now communicate and engage in a supportive and collaborative space. Share lesson plans, labs, online events, and more.
New books from AIP Publishing and AAPT
Ideal for the physics teaching community - offering introductory, easy-to-read resources and guidance.
Join The U.S. Physics Team
Represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition with other high school students.
AAPT 2022 Virtual Winter Meeting
The AAPT 2022 Virtual Winter Meeting will be held January 6 - 8.
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AAPT Member Spotlight
Meet MaajidaMy journey into physics started with my first love - Astronomy. My love of looking through the telescope as a young girl and wanting to travel to space led me to write a letter to NASA. How can I be an astronaut? From the response letter, I decided to pursue physical sciences. My parents encouraged me and brought science kits for me to “play with.” By the time I was in high school, I had inspiring physical science and physics teachers. During my undergraduate years at Morgan State, I had great professors that inspired and encouraged me to take summer internships. After spending summers doing physics at Fermilab, NASA/ Goddard, and IBM, I was hooked, and I knew this was what I wanted to do.
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