Sometimes the modest grants that the Foundation awards produces wonderful, unexpected results! That is certainly the case here with Professor Brody’s work on explaining some of the most important and current physics activities that he brings to the teaching community. The Foundation is thrilled to be a part of this accomplishment.
News & Recent Events
The Foundation is delighted to welcome David Lee as the newest member of the Foundation Board as well as a senior scientist at TeachSpin. He replaces Linda Barton, who had served many years on the Foundation Board. David comes from Gordon College, where he created an outstanding physics program at a small liberal arts college…. Read more »
The Foundation is delighted to welcome Randy Peterson, University of the South, Sewanee, as the newest member of the Foundation Board. He replaces Dick Peterson, who has served since the beginning of the Foundation. (Maybe there is a permanent “Peterson seat” on the Board of the Foundation)
Breakthrough PrizeWe are proud to congratulate our founding Board Member (and Jonathan’s former student), Norman Jarosik, Princeton University, for receiving the inaugural Breakthrough Prize and sharing the $3 million honorarium with three other physicists. He also generously donated $25,000 of that prize to the permanent endowment of the Foundation. Read Article Here
The Foundation is proud to report that Kurt Wick, University of Minnesota, has been named the recipient of the “Reichert, Wolff-Reichert” award for excellence in advanced laboratory instruction, by the American Physical Society. We wish to congratulate Kurt for this recognition for a lifetime devotion to experimental physics education. We hope he will be an… Read more »
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The Foundation is proud to report that one of our founding Board Members, Richard W. Peterson, of Bethel College, has been named the recipient of the “Reichert, Wolff-Reichert” award for excellence in advanced laboratory instruction, by the American Physical Society. We wish to congratulate Dick for this recognition for a lifetime devotion to experimental physics education. We hope he will be an inspiration to young faculty whose skills are in the area of experimental physics.
The “members list” continues to grow. As of January 1, 2017, we have 116 people who have joined this effort with a total dollar support of $57,712. We hope to reach or exceed 200 members by the end of this calendar year.
Jonathan has personally contributed $366,196, as partial payment of the $1.1 million that he has pledged to this Foundation.
The Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural grant program, supporting the advanced laboratory physics association (ALPhA) immersions. This joint ALPhA/APT faculty development program brings college and university faculties into close collaboration with other faculty mentors to develop experimental teaching skills in areas outside of their expertise. The Foundation is now supporting this successful program… Read more »
First, the Board would like to publicly thank two past Board Members: David Hartney for his year of service on the Board and Robert Eisenstein for his two years of service on the Board. Linda Barton received her BS in physics from MIT, where she worked for several years at the Francis Bitter National Magnet… Read more »