APS Award for Excellence in Physics Education

This 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 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.

The Forum on Education is pleased to announce the 2013 Recipient of the Excellence in Physics Education Award given to Gary Gladding, Mats Selen, and Timothy Stelzer from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The award citation reads:

“For the creative application of physics education research results with components of modern technology to create a new pedagogy for an introductory physics curriculum that substantially changes the roles of the instructors and students and, as measured through research, provides significant and nationally recognized learning benefits.”

For information on this award, go to the Excellence in Physics Education Award page.

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