PhysTEC Highlights

PhysTEC is a joint society project led by APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers, with National Science Foundation support. PhysTEC supports a limited number of institutions to develop innovative physics teacher education programs.

2017 PhysTEC 5+ Club Awardees

PhysTEC is pleased to announce the addition of 9 new institutions to The 5+ Club. Awards were announced at the 2017 PhysTEC Conference in Atlanta, GA. We are proud to recognize these institutions for their outstanding contributions to the education of future physics teachers.

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2017 National PhysTEC Teacher of the Year: Alexandra Boyd

Alexandra Boyd of Holly Springs High School in Holly Springs, North Carolina, was named the 2017 National PhysTEC Teacher of the Year. The selection committee noted her success as both a teacher and department chairperson in increasing AP Physics class enrollments in her.

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PhysTEC Videos

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Teach Physics
The PhysTEC project has produced a video to excite and inspire physics majors to pursue careers in teaching.
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Mary Lee McJimsey Profile
A video profile of Mary Lee McJimsey, a PhysTEC teacher from the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo class of 2006.
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Introduction to Noyce
A video introduction to the benefits of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship, as told by two Noyce Scholars and a Noyce Program Coordinator.
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Increase in Physics Teachers Educated at PhysTEC Institutions

The PhysTEC project demonstrably increases the number of physics and physical science teachers graduating from PhysTEC institutions. 
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Teachers Graduating from PhysTEC Legacy Sites