Larry Engelhardt Recipient of 2019 Homer L Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT

Engelhardt to be Awarded 2019 Homer L Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT


College Park, MD, April 5, 2019—AAPT has announced that Larry Engelhardt will receive the association's Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT, during their 2019 Summer Meeting in Provo, Utah.

Engelhardt is Professor of Physics, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC. His B.A. in Physics was earned at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN and his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics at Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

He has served as President of his regional (SACS) section of the AAPT; and he has served on the AAPT Committee on Educational Technologies, as a member, Vice Chair, and Chair. While he was Chair, the Committee was recognized with the AAPT Committee of the Year Award.

Engelhardt has been a leader for computational physics nationally and within AAPT. He is Co-PI for the Partnership for the Integration of Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP) project and has organized numerous workshops and sessions at regional and national meetings. He is an organizer of the week-long PICUP summer faculty development workshops at River Falls, WI. He is an editor of the AAPT-ComPADRE PICUP site and he has contributed numerous items to that collection.

Regarding his selection to receive this citation, Engelhardt said, “WOW! The AAPT has been very important to me, so I am very honored to be recognized.”

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.

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