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The Forum on Education Executive Committee would like to make FEd members aware of 2 important issues regarding the Excellence in Physics Education Award.
Excellence in Physics Education Award Funding
The Excellence in Physics Education Award needs your support! Due to financial conditions over the past few years, the award fund is generating less revenue than in the past, requiring that an additional $16K be raised to again make the fund financially stable. If you would like to make a contribution, please visit the Excellence in Physics Education Award web site: http://www.aps.org/units/fed/awards/education.cfm
A contribution to the award fund is a great way to honor a teacher or mentor who has been influential in your professional training. Contributions of $100 or more to the fund will result in the APS writing a letter of recognition to your designated teacher/mentor.
Excellence in Physics Education Award Submission Deadline
The deadline to submit an application for the Excellence in Physics Education Award is Friday July 1, 2011. 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 Excellence in Physics Education Award consists 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 are waived). The awardees are invited to present a talk at that meeting. The award is given annually.
Application details are at: http://www.aps.org/programs/honors/awards/education.cfm
Disclaimer- The articles and opinion pieces found in this issue of the APS Forum on Education Newsletter are not peer refereed and represent solely the views of the authors and not necessarily the views of the APS.