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Karl Mamola2016 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT to be Presented to Karl Mamola


College Park, MD, November 4, 2015 –AAPT has announced that Karl Mamola will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2016 Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mamola is being recognized for his distinguished service to AAPT in a wide range of leadership roles at the section and national levels. He served as editor of The Physics Teacher from 2000-2013.

Throughout his career, Mamola has touched a multitude of lives, as a physics teacher, a prolific author, a presenter at national and local meetings, as editor of the "Apparatus for Teaching Physics" column in The Physics Teacher, and as editor of The Physics Teacher, AAPT's signature publication. He consistently produced an extraordinary publication with content accessible to and usable by physics teachers at all levels.

Regarding his selection to receive this honor Mamola said, "AAPT has played a major role in my professional life for more than 50 years. I am pleased and honored to receive the Association's Homer L. Dodge Distinguished Service Citation ."

About the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
Established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012, the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of their exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level.

About AAPT
AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. Dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching, AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

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