Announcing the Alabama Sectionís Barry Walker AAPT Travel Awards for 2009

The Alabama Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) invites secondary school teachers of physics to apply for the Barry Walker AAPT travel Award.This award is in the amount of $300, and is designated to assist the recipient in traveling to the summer AAPT meeting (in Ann Arbor, MI this year).Recipients of the Walker Award will be expected to report to the section on highlights of the meeting by submitting a brief article to the fall section newsletter.Recipients are also invited to say a few words about the summer meeting at the annual meeting of the section in the spring.

An application for this award consists of a letter describing the applicantís philosophy of teaching, and summarizing their experience.Applications should indicate what the applicant hopes to gain from participation in the summer AAPT meeting, and how the experience can influence the recipientís teaching practices.The application should be co-signed by your principal in order to show his or her support.Applicants must be members of the Alabama section, and are encouraged to join the national AAPT (which will qualify them for discounted registration fees).

Information about the 2009 summer meeting is available at the following site: http://www.aapt.org/Events/sm2009/index.cfm.Note that dorm rooms are available at a reasonable price, and that AAPT has a room-share service to help participants locate a roommate, further reducing the housing cost.

The Walker Award is intended to encourage high school teachers to take advantage of the many wonderful resources of the AAPT and its membership.Summer AAPT meetings are outstanding experiences, and all secondary physics teachers are urged to apply for this award and to plan to attend the summer meeting.

Applications should be sent to, and further information obtained from:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Stan Jones

ALSection Representative

The University of Alabama

PO Box 870324

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487




Please include your name, address, email, and phone no.


Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, May 1, 2009