Excellence in Physics Education Award
Recognizes and honors a team or group of individuals (such as a collaboration), or exceptionally a single individual, who have exhibited a sustained commitment to excellence in physics education. The Excellence in Physics Education Award will consist of a $5,000 monetary award, a certificate citing the achievements of the group or individual, and an allowance for travel expenses to the meeting where the award is presented. (Registration fees will be waived). The awardee will be invited to present a talk at that meeting. The award will be given annually.
Establishment & Support
This award was established in 2006 and endowed with support from the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, Vernier Software, WebAssign, Physics Academic Software, PASCO Scientific and numerous individual contributions.
Rules & Eligibility
The award may be a given for, but not necessarily restricted to, such accomplishments as: outreach programs; a specific program or project that has had a major ongoing influence on physics education at the national level; outstanding teacher enhancement or teacher preparation programs over a number of years; long-lasting professional service related to physics education that has had a demonstrated positive impact. Nominations are active for three years.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
This year’s deadline has passed. Please check back soon for next year’s nomination information and deadline.
2016 Excellence in Physics Education Award Recipient:
Robert John Beichner
North Carolina State University