Excellence in Physics Education Award Funds

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Paul W. Zitzewitz Award for Excellence in K-12 Physics
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching K-12 physics.
 
 
Melba Newell Phillips Medal Endowment
This award is presented to an AAPT leader whose creative leadership and dedicated service have resulted in exceptional contributions within AAPT.
 
 
Klopsteg Memorial Award Endowment
Restricted fund to endow the Klopsteg Award. The Klopsteg Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions in the communication of the excitement of contemporary physics to the general public.
 
 
Oersted Award Endowment
Restricted fund to endow the Oersted Award. The Oersted Medal recognizes those who have had an outstanding, widespread, and lasting impact on the teaching of physics.
 
 
Richtmyer Memorial Award Endowment
The Richtmyer Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions to physics and effectively communicating those contributions to physics educators.
 
 
Monroe Scholarship Fund
The Mary Beth Monroe Memorial Scholarship was established to recognize the outstanding academic and leadership accomplishments of physics majors who began their studies at a regionally accredited community college and pursue a career in physics education.
 
 
David Halliday and Robert Resnick Award
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching undergraduate physics, which may include the use of innovative teaching methods.
 
 
John David Jackson Award for Excellence in Graduate
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by a physics educator who has had serious impact on the field of graduate education, in terms of curricular development and/or classroom teaching.
 
 
Robert A. Millikan Award Endowment
Restricted fund to endow the Millikan Award. The Robert A Millikan Medal recognizes those who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to physics education.
 
 
AAPT-ALPha Award
The AAPT-ALPhA Award for Undergraduate physics students will be given to a student (or group of students) majoring in physics, who has built, and possibly developed, an advanced laboratory experiment that will become a new part of their school’s advanced laboratory program.