Call for Nominations: Awards and Fellowships

Larry Woolf

APS Excellence in Physics Education Award This award recognizes and honors a team, group of collaborating individuals, or exceptionally a single individual, who has exhibited a sustained commitment to excellence in physics education. The Award consists of $5,000, a certificate citing the achievements of the group or individual, and an allowance for travel expenses to the meeting where the award is presented and the awardees present a talk. The award is given annually. The application deadline is July 1, 2012. Please consider nominating outstanding candidates, including your own group. Details are at: and at

APS Fellowship through the Forum on Education APS members are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. Each FEd nomination is first evaluated by the Fellowship committee of the FEd. After a subsequent review by the APS Fellowship Committee, the successful candidates are elected by APS Council. Fellowship is therefore a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers. The deadline to submit an application for fellowship nomination is April 2, 2012. Please consider nominating outstanding candidates. Application details are at

APS Committee on Education Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education This new award, sponsored by the APS Committee on Education, goes to a department or program and recognizes best practices in undergraduate physics education. See for details. The deadline for nomination is July 15, 2012.

Larry Woolf, a physicist at General Atomics, is the Past Chair of the APS Forum on Education.

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