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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS INC

AKA AAPT

College Park, MD

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS INC

Also Known As:
AAPT
Physical Address:
College Park, MD 20740 
EIN:
52-0749775
Web URL:
aapt.org
Leadership:
Beth A. Cunningham, Ph.D.
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jan 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: Dec 31, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $6,078,591
Expenses
Total Expenses $7,206,375

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Basic Organization Information

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS INC

Also Known As:
AAPT
Physical Address:
College Park, MD 20740 
EIN:
52-0749775
Web URL:
aapt.org 
NTEE Category:
Y Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other 
Y03 Professional Societies, Associations 
None 
Ruling Year:
1959 
How This Organization Is Funded:
Membership Dues - $199
Journal Subscriptions
Grants

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Mission Statement

AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. The Association has identified four critical issues that will guide our future activities: The twenty-first century will provide the greatest opportunities and challenges for us as we take an active role in shaping the future. Our success will depend on the commitment, dedication, and continued input of our members and the physics education community. Join us in this journey to enhance the quality and effectiveness of physics education at all levels.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. January, 2014)

Beth A. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Term:

Since Jan 2011

Profile:

Beth Cunningham became AAPT’s 12th Executive Officer on January 1, 2011. Dr. Cunningham’s career has provided her with admirable preparation to serve as AAPT’s next Executive Officer and help us all achieve our mission “to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.”  Physics and AAPT are in her blood. (Her father was a physicist who, in fact, was quite active in AAPT.) She pursued her B.A., M.A.  and Ph.D. degrees, all with majors in physics, at Kent State University.  Her Ph.D. thesis focused on biological liquid crystals. After a two-year post-doctoral appointment at the Hormel Institute of the University of Minnesota, she taught physics for one year at Gettysburg College before moving to Bucknell University, where she taught physics for seventeen years, advanced through the academic ranks to full professor and, during the last six of those years, served as Associate Dean of the Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.  In 2006, she assumed her present position as Provost, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Physics at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Leadership Statement:

Some of the most important people in my life have had AAPT as a part of their lives.  I have seen first hand the value of AAPT to their professional and personal development as physics educators.  My father, who was a physicist, first introduced me to AAPT by taking me to a meeting when I was still an undergraduate student.  He taught at a regional campus of Kent State and was the only physicist on his campus. He became very involved in AAPT at the local and national level.  Why did he value AAPT membership? AAPT's resources supported his teaching He established a network of like minded colleagues who shared the goal of excellence in student learning He believed AAPT's mission is part of a larger, important initiative, to advance the greater good through physics teaching He had a strong connection to the AAPT circle of members and friends I’ve learned over many years that these same values are held by many other AAPT members. In my position as Executive Officer I’ve discovered a number of things: The AAPT staff is very dedicated, talented, and resourceful. AAPT's high quality programs that have an impact on physics education. Other STEM associations value our work and want to collaborate with us to improve STEM education (K-16 and beyond). The membership and Executive Board are passionate in their commitment to the Association. They deeply believe in AAPT’s mission and never hesitate to volunteer. They have great ideas that have changed physics education in the US and across the globe.  Not only are they very passionate, but they enjoy what they do and make physics fun.  I feel very lucky to be a part of this association and help shape the future of physics education.  I look forward to working with you in the years to come.  —    Beth A. Cunningham, Ph.D. Executive Officer



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Program: U.S. Physics Team for the International Physics Olympiad

Budget:
$165,108
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

The United States Physics Team Program is a physics community initiative organized by AAPT and funded by member societies of the American Institute of Physics and other generous donors.  This program encourages excellence in physics education while rewarding outstanding physic students.  High school students compete each year to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad Competition providing once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for students to enhance their physics knowledge as well as their creativity, leadership, and commitment to a goal.

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Program: Physics Bowl

Budget:
$48,927
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

Each year, approximately 10,000 students take a 40-question, 45-minute timed, multiple-choice test under their school’s supervision. Exam questions are based on topics and concepts covered in a typical high school physics course.

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Program: High School Photo Contest

Budget:
$20,000
Category:
Science & Technology
Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Program Description:

AAPT's annual photo contest, co-sponsored by the Committees on High Schools and Educational Technologies, gives high school students around the world the opportunity to showcase their photography skills and physics knowledge.  Students are required to take the photos and complete the descriptions themselves.  Teh work of the 100 finalists in grades 9-12 is displayed at the association's annual summer Meeting.  Attendees are invited to vote for their top five favoriete photos in two categories, Natural and Contrived.  First, Second and Third Place winners in each category are posted on the AAPT website and included in the Physics Photo Contest Poster.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

AAPT's members work to improve the quality of physics education through quality teacher preparation, continuing professional development, and improved classroom standards and practices that facilitate student understanding and enthusiasm for physics.

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