The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) announced last week that JILA Fellow Heather Lewandowski will receive the association’s Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT.
Lewandowski’s dual research areas are in fundamental experimental molecular physics and Physics Education Research (PER). Within PER, Lewandowski studies how the structures of upper-level labs for undergraduates can best transition students into research lab environments.
Lewandowski is both a Fellow of JILA and an Associate Professor of Physics, as well as the Associate Chair and Director of the Engineering Physics Program, at the University of Colorado Boulder. She has been an active member of AAPT since 2007.
Lewandowski will receive the Homer L. Dodge Citation during the 2019 AAPT Winter Meeting, 12–15 January, in Houston, TX.
The Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT is presented to members in recognition of exceptional contributions to the association at the national, sectional, or local level. The Citation was established in 1953 and renamed in recognition of AAPT founder Homer L. Dodge in 2012.
The AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists who are dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.