AWARDS Barbara Whitten—The Oersted Medal Mark Beck—The Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award Established in 1936, the Oersted Medal recognizes those Established in 1941, the Richtmyer Memorial Lecture who have had an outstanding, widespread, and lasting Award recognizes those who have made outstanding contri- impact on the teaching of physics. butions to physics and their communication to physics educators. Barbara Whitten is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Colorado Mark Beck is Benjamin H. College. During her time there, Brown ProfessorofPhysics and she developed several innova- Chair of the Department of tive classes with real-world Physics at Whitman College in relevance, such as those involv- Walla Walla, Washington. He ing sustainability and improving earned his B. S. and Ph.D. in energy efﬁciency in housing, Optics at The Institute of Optics, and was a founding member of University of Rochester. His ﬁrst the Women and Gender Studies position, at Reed College, and program. now at Whitman were selected Although Barbara has an in part because of his attraction impressive list of experience to teaching and conducting and publications within molecular and atomic physics and research with undergraduate more recently in computational environmental physics, it students. is for her substantial work in improving
The American Journal of Physics – American Association of Physics Teachers
Published: Mar 21, 2018
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