Award for Commitment to Outstanding Physics Education
The American Physical Society (APS) will present the Excellence in Physics Education Award to an individual or team that has exhibited sustained commitment to outstanding physics education. Nominees may be considered for accomplishments such as outreach programs, a specific program or project having major ongoing influence on physics education at the national level, outstanding teacher enhancement or teacher preparation programs over multiple years, or long-time professional service related to physics education with demonstrated positive impact. Nominations of women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged. The winner of the award will receive $5,000, a certificate citing the achievements of the group or individual, and an allowance for travel expenses to the APS April 2019 meeting where the award will be presented. Interested applicants will find this award listed on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Project Green Challenge (PGC) is a 30-day global challenge for high school and college students, sponsored by Turning Green (TG), a student-led global movement devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities.
Photo Stuff with Ruff gets children exploring their surroundings, finding out what the objects in their world are made of, and learning STEAM skills, such as those related to materials science. The app is based on The Ruff Ruffman Show from PBS KIDS, which models science inquiry skills.
Researchers in StanfordUniversity’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab have produced a virtual underwater ecosystem to allow students to observe firsthand what coral reefs are expected to look like by the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions are not curbed.