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This award is to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in teaching, sustaining (for at least four years), and enhancing an advanced undergraduate laboratory course or courses at US institutions. The course(s) should provide a selection of experiments in a range of the various areas of physics, for example atomic physics, electronics and optics.
This year there are two recipients of the award: Carl Akerlof and Ramon Torres-Isea, both of the University of Michigan.
The citation reads,
"For dedication to the spirit of hands-on experimental instruction in Physics, inspirational teaching in the Advanced Undergraduate Laboratory of the University of Michigan, and continued contributions to physics laboratory instruction in the United States."