The latest news, announcements, press releases, and obituaries
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.