Barbara Lotze 2021 Scholarship Winners

March 8, 2022

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced the winners of the 2021 Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers Undergraduate students enrolled, or planning to enroll, in physics teacher preparation curricula and high school seniors entering such programs are eligible.

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Paula Heron Awarded the 2022 Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

March 2, 2022

AAPT has announced that Paula Heron will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2022 Summer Meeting.

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AAPT 2022 Summer Fellows

March 2, 2022

The 2022 AAPT Fellows Awardees have been announced. AAPT Fellows are distinguished physicists, educators, administrators, and communicators who have been recognized for their contributions to the physics education community.

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Andres R. Torres Named as 2022 Recipient of the Paul W. Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Teaching Award

February 17, 2022

College Park, Maryland, United States, February 17, 2022—The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced today that the 2022 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Physics Teaching Award winner is Andres R. Torres, a Physics, and Environmental Management and Research teacher at Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School.

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Debbie Stephanie Andres to Receive the 2022 Doc Brown Futures Award

February 15, 2022

College Park, Maryland, United States, February 15, 2020—AAPT has announced that the 2022 recipient of the Doc Brown Futures Award is Debbie Andres.

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Sean J. Bentley Awarded the AAPT 2022 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching

February 14, 2022

College Park, Maryland, United States, February 14, 2022—The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) has announced that Sean J. Bentley will receive the 2022 David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Physics Teaching.

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Wolfgang Christian Recipient of the 2022 Lillian McDermott Medal

February 7, 2022

College Park, MD, February 7, 2022—AAPT has announced that Wolfgang Christian will receive the Lillian McDermott Medal during the 2022 Summer Meeting.

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Toni Sauncy Becomes New President of AAPT

January 9, 2022

At the close of the 2022 Virtual Winter Meeting the presidential gavel was presented to Toni Sauncy. She will serve as President of the American Association of Physics Teachers for the coming year. Sauncy, Chair, Department of Physics and Harold T. Johnson Professor in Pre-Engineering at Texas Lutheran University, has previously served on the AAPT Board of Directors as President-elect and Vice President.

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AAPT Participating in the AAAS SEA Change Professional Society Pilot

November 10, 2021

AAPT has been selected to be one of four participating organizations in the SEA Change initiative. Early in 2021, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) accepted proposals from science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) professional societies to participate in a systemic change initiative called SEA (STEMM Equity Achievement) Change. The SEA Change initiative encompasses systemic change for institutions and departments; Physics and Astronomy professional societies have been the first to pilot departmental SEA Change programs (funded by a grant from the American Institute of Physics federation Venture Fund, www.aip.org). The focus of this part of the initiative is to engage in the development and testing of a self-assessment and action planning framework aimed at making diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) the norm within such organizations.

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Tengiz Bibilashvili Selected New U.S. Physics Team Academic Director

October 28, 2021

The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced that Tengiz Bibilashvili of UCSB has been selected to serve as the Academic Director of the U.S. Physics Team. He will begin immediately working with the coaches to prepare the F=MA Exam to be administered in 2022.

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