The latest news, announcements, press releases, and obituaries
September 15, 2020
College Park, MD, September 15, 2020—AAPT has announced that Mary Jane Head will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.
September 1, 2020
Charles was born on December 21, 1939 and died on August 25, 2020. He joined AAPT in 1991 and was actively involved in the Ohio Section of AAPT. He has served as Treasurer of the Ohio Section since 2001.
August 19, 2020
John S. Rigden was born in Painesville, Ohio, on January 10, 1934, and died of cardiac arrest at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 24, 2017, at age 83.
August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020, College Park, MD—Five AAPT members have been honored as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).
August 4, 2020
College Park, Maryland,United States, August 4, 2020—AAPT has announced that the recipient of the Doc Brown Futures Award is Kenric Davies. He has the honor of being the first recipient of this new award. The Doc Brown Futures Award recognizes early-career members who demonstrate excellence in their contributions to AAPT and physics education and exhibit the potential to serve in an AAPT leadership role. The award will be presented during the 2021 Virtual Winter Meeting.
July 13, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of Lillian Christie McDermott. Lillian died in her own home, from natural causes associated with cancer. She left life as she lived it: graciously and surrounded by her family. She is predeceased by her husband, Mark McDermott, and survived by her three children, Bruce (Tina), Melanie (David), and Connie, and four grandchildren.
July 10, 2020
The 2020 AAPT Fellows Awardee has been announced. The criterion for selection of Fellows is exceptional contribution to AAPT's mission, to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
June 1, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have temporarily paused the print distribution of The Physics Teacher (TPT) and the American Journal of Physics (AJP).
April 22, 2020
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced that Beth Parks will assume the position of Editor for the American Journal of Physics (AJP) September 1, 2020.
April 16, 2020
Remembrance by Jim Nelson: In 1975, Carl Curtis Duzen was an exchange teacher from California and landed at Lower Merion High School, a sister school to Harriton High School, where I was teaching.