Robert A. Millikan award

The Robert A. Millikan award is a medal given to individuals who provide notable contributions to the teaching of physics. The award was established in 1962 and is awarded by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The winner receives a monetary award and certificate and delivers an address at an AAPT summer meeting.[1]

Award Winners [1]Edit

Year Name Institution Address
2020 David M. Cook Lawrence University, Appleton, WI “Attempting the (seemingly) Impossible”
2019 Tom Greenslade Kenyon College, Gambier, OH "Adventures with Oscillations and Waves"
2018 Kyle Forinash III Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN "Breaking out of the Physics Silo"
2017 Kenneth Heller University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN "Can We Get There from Here?"
2016 Stephen M. Pompea National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ "Knowledge and Wonder: Reflections on Ill-Structured Problem Solving"
2015 Robert A. Morse St. Albans School, Washington, DC "Facets of Physics Teaching-Pedagogical Engineering in the High School Classroom"
2014 Eugenia Etkina Rutgers University "Students of Physics: Listeners, Observers, or Collaborative Participants?"
2013 Harvey Gould Clark University "New Challenges for Old Physics Departments"
2012 Philip M. Sadler Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics "Separating Facts From Fad: How Our Choices Impact Students' Performance and Persistence in Physics"
2011 Brian Jones Colorado State University "All I Really Need to Know About Physics Education I Learned in Kindergarten"
2010 Patricia M. Heller University of Minnesota "Guiding the Future: Developing Research-based Physics Standards"
2009 Arthur Eisenkraft University of Massachusetts Boston "Physics for All: From Special Needs to Olympiads"
2008 Eric Mazur Harvard University "The Make-Believe World of Real-World Physics"
2007 David Sokoloff University of Oregon "Building a New, More Exciting Mouse Trap is Not Enough"
2006 Art Hobson University of Arkansas "Thoughts on Physics Education for the 21st Century"
2005 John S. Rigden Washington University in St. Louis, MO "The Mystique of Physics: Relumine the Enlightment"
2004 Kenneth S. Krane Oregon State University "The Challenges of Teaching Modern Physics"
2003 Fred M. Goldberg San Diego State University "Research and Development in Physics Education: Focusing on Students' Thinking"
2002 Simon George California State University "Global Study of the Role of the Laboratory in Physics Educations"
2001 Sallie A. Watkins University of Southern Colorado "Can "Descriptive" End with "A"?"
2000 Thomas D. Rossing Northern Illinois University "Beauty in Physics and the Arts"
1999 Alan Van Heuvelen The Ohio State University "Research About Physics Learning, Linguistics, Our Minds, and the Workplace"
1998 Edward F. Redish University of Maryland "Building a Science of Teaching Physics: Learning What Works and Why"
1997 David Griffiths Reed College "Is there a Text in This Class?"
1996 Priscilla W. Laws Dickinson College "Promoting Active Learning Based on Physics Education

Research in Introductory Physics Courses"

1995 Dean Zollman Kansas State University "Do They Just Sit There? Reflections on Helping Students Learn Physics"
1994 Frederick Reif Carnegie-Mellon University "Understanding and Teaching Important Scientific Thought Processes"
1993 James A. Minstrell Mercer Island High School "Creating an Environment for Reconstructing Understanding and Reasoning about the Physical World"
1992 Robert G. Fuller University of Nebraska at Lincoln "Hypermedia and the Knowing of Physics Standing Upon the Shoulders of Giants"
1991 Don Herbert Mr. Wizard Studios "Behind the Scenes of Mr. Wizard"
1990 Lillian C. McDermott University of Washington "What We Teach and What Is Learned Closing the Gap"
1989 Peter Lindenfeld Rutgers University "The Einsteinization of Physics"
1988 Robert G. Greenler University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee "Beetles, Bubbles, and Butterflies Iridescence in Nature"
1987 Donald Glenn Ivey University of Toronto "Educational Television An Oxymoron?"
1986 Mario Iona University of Denver "Why Johnny Can't Learn Physics from Textbooks I have Known"
1985 James Gerhart University of Washington "Handling Numbers"
1984 Earl F. Zwicker Illinois Institute of Technology "Life, Learning, and the Phunomenological [sic] Approach"
1983 Gerald F. Wheeler Montana State University "The Emerging Telecommunications Network: New Conduit to Learners"
1982 Paul G. Hewitt City College of San Francisco "The Missing Essential A Conceptual Understanding of Physics"
1981 Albert A. Bartlett University of Colorado at Boulder "Are We Overlooking Something?"
1980 Thomas D. Miner Garden City High School "Prides and Prejudices of a Physics Teacher"
1979 Alexander Calandra Washington University "The Art of Teaching Physics"
1978 Alfred Bork University of California at Irvine "Interactive Learning"
1977 C. Luther Andrews State University of New York at Albany "Microwave Optics"
1976 Tung Hon Jeong Lake Forest College "Holography"
1975 Harold A. Daw New Mexico State University "Physics Instructional Apparatus and Things"
1974 Harald Jensen Lake Forest College "A Retired Physics Teacher Reminisces"
1973 Frank Oppenheimer The Exploratorium "Teaching and Learning"
1972 Arnold A. Strassenburg State University of New York at Stony Brook "The Evolution of Physics Teaching"
1971 Harry F. Meiners Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute "Problems of Science Education in Underdeveloped Countries"
1970 Franklin Miller, Jr. Kenyon College "A Long Look at the Short Film"
1969 John M. Fowler University of Maryland "Content and Process in Physics Teaching"
1968 Alan Holden Bell Telephone Laboratories "Artistic Invitations to the Study of Physics"
1967 Gerald Holton Harvard University "Oildrops and Subelectrons"
1966 Alan M. Portis University of California, Berkeley "Electrons, Photons, and Students"
1965 John G. King Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Undergraduate Physics Laboratory and Reality"
1964 H. Victor Neher California Institute of Technology "Millikan: Teacher and Friend"
1962 Paul E. Klopsteg Northwestern University "The Early Days of the American Association of Physics Teachers"

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