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Marina Milner-BolotinMarina Milner-Bolotin to be Recognized as a 2016 Recipient of the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, October 1, 2015—AAPT has announced that Marina Milner-Bolotin will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during the 2016 Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Milner-Bolotin, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia is recognized for her outstanding service as a Section Representative and as a member of the AAPT Executive Board.

She earned her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in Science Education were earned at The University of Texas at Austin.

Her service to AAPT includes Section Representative of the Ontario and British Columbia Sections, Vice Chair and Chair of the Section Representatives, Publications Committee member, and Executive Board member. She served on the organizing committee for several national meetings and has made numerous invited and contributed presentations at AAPT meetings.

Regarding her selection to receive this award, she said, "It is a great honour for me, as AAPT has been a big part of my life for almost two decades. I wouldn't be who I am now if not for my AAPT friends and colleagues."

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.

For more information: Contact Marilyn Gardner, Director of Communications, mgardner@aapt.org, (301) 209-3306, (301) 209-0845 (Fax), www.aapt.org.