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Idaho State University Professor Shropshire assumes role on American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Board

Posted February 23, 2010

The American Association of Physics Teachers has announced that Idaho State University physics and astronomy Professor Steve L. Shropshire has assumed the role of Member-at-Large Representing Four Year Colleges on the AAPT Executive Board.

Steve ShropshireA longtime active member of AAPT, Shropshire earned his Bachelor of Science and Ph.D. in physics at Washington State University. His activity in AAPT has included service on the Committee on Science Education for the Public, chair member of the PTRA Advisory Committee and workshop leader, Physics on the Road.

In addition, Shropshire organized spring 1998 and 2004 meetings of the Idaho­-Utah Section, has been on various other AAPT committees and has been responsible for organizing several AAPT events.

Shropshire was awarded the AAPT Distinguished Service Citation in 2008, Idaho Academy of Science Distin­guished Science Communicator Award in 2007, Idaho State University Achievement Award in 2006, Idaho State University Distinguished Public Servant in 2006, Idaho State University Outstanding Public Servant four times, and Salvation Army Community Hero in 2003.

He is a member of AAPT, Idaho-Utah Section of AAPT, PIRA, Idaho Academy of Science for Zone 15, director of ISU QuarkNet Center; Higher Education Representative with service on the Board, Idaho Science Teachers Association (2003 – present); Director, ISU Physics Demo Road Show and Teacher Workshop program.

About AAPT

The AAPT is the premier national organization and authority on physics and physical science education —with more than 10,000 members worldwide. Its mission is to advance the greater good through physics teaching. It provides its members with many opportunities for professional development, communication, and student enrichment. The AAPT serves the larger community through a variety of programs and publications. AAPT was found­ed in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.

For more information on the AAPT or Shropshire’s award, contact Marilyn Gardner, AAPT director of communications, at, (301)209-3306.