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.
Sound Rebound is an offbeat experience of color and sound that invites students to create ricochets, bounces, or bumps to investigate seeing and hearing. The app, designed for iOS devices, invites users to move objects around the screen’s “play field” to experiment with color and sound.
Now in its fourth decade, WGBH Boston’s NOVAtelevision series remains committed to in-depth science programming in the form of one-hour documentaries and long-form miniseries—from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world. In addition to the weekly television broadcasts, NOVA extends its award-winning science reporting both online and in classrooms.
The BioBits Project was started by a group of synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University, who wanted to help students learn biology by doing biology. Their aim was to enable students to perform a range of simple, hands-on biological experiments without the need for specialized lab equipment and at a fraction of the cost of current standard experimental designs.