Call for Nominations for Awards and Fellowship

Call for Nominations: APS Fellowship
Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
APS members are eligible for nomination and election to Fellowship. Each FEd nomination is evaluated by the FEd Fellowship committee. Please consider nominating outstanding candidates. Full details can be found on the nomination instructions page.

Call for Nominations: Excellence in Physics Education Award
Application deadline: July 1, 2014.
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. Please consider nominating outstanding candidates. See full details.

The APS Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education recognizes best practices in undergraduate physics education. This award was initiated in 2011 by COE in order to recognize physics departments and/or undergraduate-serving programs in physics that support best practices in education at the undergraduate level. Programs are recognized for 3 years, acknowledged on the APS website, awarded a plaque, announced in APS News, and recognized at an APS national meeting. These awards are intended to acknowledge commitment to inclusive, high-quality physics education for undergraduate students, and to catalyze departments and programs to make significant improvements. The annual deadline for departments to apply for the award is July 15. Full details can be found on the undergraduate faculty award page.

The APS Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction recognizes and honors outstanding achievement in teaching, sustaining (for at least four years), and enhancing an advanced undergraduate laboratory course or courses. The award will be given to an individual or a team of individuals who have taught, developed, and sustained an excellent advanced undergraduate physics laboratory course or courses for at least four years. Some or all of this activity should have occurred within the five years prior to the nomination. The course(s) will lead upper-division students to experience a broad selection of experiments in the various interest areas of physics. This may include the development of experiment(s) reflecting current research. Nominations are due July 15. Full details can be found on the Reichert award page.

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