Melba Newell Phillips
Melba Newell Phillips Medal
Established in 1981
The Melba Newell Phillips Medal is presented to AAPT leaders who, like Melba Newell Phillips after whom the medal is named, have provided creative leadership and dedicated service that resulted in exceptional contributions to AAPT. The recipient, who must be an AAPT member, delivers an address at the AAPT Meeting at which the medal is presented and receives a monetary award, the Melba Newell Phillips Medal, an Award Certificate, and travel expenses to the meeting.The medal is presented only occasionally. Self-nomination is not appropriate for this award.
Listed below are previous Melba Newell Phillips Medal awardees and, if applicable, the title and citation information of their talk.
Richard W. Peterson, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
“Changed . . . by a high and humbling calling”
Jack Hehn, AAPT, College Park, MD
"May the Work I Have Done Speak for Me"
Thomas L. O'Kuma, Lee College, Baytown, TX
"Growing with AAPT"
Lillian Christie McDermott, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
"DBER - A View from Physics"
Mary Beth Monroe, Southwest Texas Junior College, Uvalde, TX
"The Faces of AAPT"
Judy R. Franz, American Physical Society
Clifford Swartz, Stony Brook University, Emeritus
Robert B. Clark, Brigham Young University
"Some Lessons Learned"
Howard G. Voss, Arizona State University
"Looking Back and Looking Forward", Am. J. Phys. 68, 12 (2000).
John W. Layman, University of Maryland
"AAPT Toward the End of Our Century: Spheres of Influence", Phys. Teach.37, 136 (1998).
Reuben E. Alley, U. S. Naval Academy
Phys. Teach.34, 471 (1996)
Anthony P. French, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Am. J. Phys.61, 681 (1993)
Albert A. Bartlett, University of Colorado at Boulder
Am. J. Phys.59, 15 (1991)
H. Richard Crane, University of Michigan
Am. J. Phys.56, 967 (1988).
E. Leonard Jossem, Ohio State University
Am. J. Phys.53, 1136 (1985)
Melba Newell Phillips, University of Chicago, Emeritus Professor
Am. J. Phys.51, 495 (1983)