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Randy Knight, Past Chair APS Forum on Education, California Polytechnic State University
The Forum on Education sponsors two major awards. First, the Excellence in Physics Education Award. This award is normally given to a team or group of individuals who have exhibited a sustained commitment to excellence in physics education, although in exceptional cases it can be awarded to a single individual. Second, the Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert Award for Excellence in Advanced Laboratory Instruction. The winners receive a monetary award and give an invited talk at an APS meeting.
The awards process is driven by nominations. Outstanding teams and individuals can’t receive the recognition they deserve unless someone makes the effort to nominate them. Making a nomination is not onerous, and the task of gathering the necessary information can be shared by two or three nominators.
If you know individuals or groups worthy of recognition, please nominate them! Go to the FEd award page to learn more about the awards and find a list of previous winners. Each award has a “View APS website” link that will take you to a page with award rules and information on how to make a nomination. The nomination deadline for both awards is June 30, 2017.
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.