Dan Burns to be Recognized as a 2020 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
College Park, MD, April 7, 2020—AAPT has announced that Dan Burns will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2020 Summer Meeting.
Burns taught Advanced Placement Physics and Earth/Space Science at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, California for 27 years. He is currently the physics curriculum and training specialist at PASCO scientific in Roseville, CA.
An active member of AAPT since 1994, Burns is an active member of the Northern California/Nevada AAPT Section and has served as President of the Section. He conducts the PTSOS workshop program, now in its 16th year. Burns has also taught workshops and wrote curriculum for many different organizations including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USGS, the SETI Institute, and the National Math and Science Initiative.
His reach has been extensive and he has helped many physics teachers better understand their content and implement better curriculum. He understands that supporting the teacher supports the students. In an age of packaged and purchased curriculum Burns gives many of his resources freely to his peers. He does not mind spending the time to help a teacher, knowing that it will improve their course for not only this year’s students but all of those in the future. He feels a sense of responsibility to pass on the knowledge it has taken him years to gain to make the road a bit easier for those that follow.
Burns is quite the showman, employing elaborate props and demonstrations that both illustrate and entertain. His YouTube channel helps not only students but teachers to fully understand the intricacies of seemingly simple problems.
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.
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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