Barbara Wolff-ReichertBarbara Wolff-Reichert Travel Grants

March 31, 2023, College Park, Maryland.  AAPT announces the Barbara Wolff-Reichert Travel Grant.  This endowment fund was established in 2023, by Jonathan F. Reichert to honor Barbara Wolff-Reichert and to encourage both new and experienced high school teachers, who have never done so, to attend and participate in national meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers.  It is motivated by Barbara’s own transformative first-timer experience at the 1986 AAPT Winter Meeting in Atlanta.

High School Physics teachers at any point in their careers who have had at least three years of classroom experience and have never attended a national meeting are eligible.  The grant will fund travel, lodging, food, and registration (complimentary on a one-time basis for the recipient).  To maximize the experience, an AAPT host will mentor and guide the recipient during the entire meeting.

Barbara’s interest in teaching physics began at Swarthmore College. Then, armed with an MA in the Teaching of Physics from Yale, she began a 35-year love affair with teaching. In 1985, Barbara became involved with AAPT (American Association of Physics Teachers) as part of the writing team for Amusement Park Physics and loved running teacher workshops at both parks and AAPT conferences. The combination of her work in the classroom, at the Amusement Park, as a Physics Teaching Resource Agent, and as an officer and president of the New Jersey AAPT was recognized with the 1994 New Jersey Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Physics.

According to Barbara, however, her wonderful “journey” truly began at that first Atlanta AAPT meeting.  And that is what she and Jonathan wish for the recipients of this grant.

Learn more about Barbara Wolff-Reichert

Grant application  2023 Application Deadline is June 1.

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