Skip to main content
banner image

2016 AAPT Winter Meeting Service Awards

AAPT has announced that the Homer L. Dodge Citation for Distinguished Service to AAPT will be awarded to Michael Faleski, Marina Milner-Bolotin, Gay Stewart, David Weaver, and Karl Mamola during the 2016 Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2016 Winter Meeting Need to Know

Registration - The last day to register at the Advanced registration rate is December 10. Click here to register now.

Workshops - It is not too late to register for a workshop at the winter meeting. AAPT’s workshops provide educators with hands-on instruction to increase their understanding of physics learning and develop new ways to improve their teaching effectiveness. Click here to view a complete list of workshops being offered at WM16.

Hotel Deadlines - Please be aware that the last day to reserve a room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (at the conference rate) is December 6. Click here to make a reservation.

#AAPTWM16 Official Tweet-up - Join your fellow Twitter users on Saturday, January 9th from 6:00-7:00 pm for AAPT's official tweet-up. This free event is open to all 2016 AAPT Winter Meeting attendees. Bugnes (a traditional sweet crisp pastry that's essential for Mardi Gras) will be provided. Tweet your thoughts, highlights, and photos from the meeting and take this opportunity to meet other attendees face-to-face. Location: Strand 4 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - 601 Loyola Ave. Click here to sign up.

2016 AAPT Winter Meeting Meet-up - Early Career Professionals and First Timers' Gathering (FREE) Sunday, January 10 6:00-7:00 PM at the Little Gem Saloon (5 minute walk from hotel) Click here to sign up.

2016 Winter Meeting Plenary Speakers

Dr. Benjamin D. Santer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Dr. Santer is an atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). His research focuses on such topics as climate model evaluation, the use of statistical methods in climate science, and identification of natural and anthropogenic “fingerprints” in observed climate records. His plenary talk is entitled Evidence for Human Effects on Global Climate. Please click here for full bio.

Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith, NASA’s Ames Research Center - Dr. Kimberly Ennico Smith is a research astrophysicist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. She is a Co-Investigator and Deputy Project Scientist on NASA’s New Horizons Pluto Fly-by Mission, leading the calibration activities and doing compositional mapping of Pluto and Charon with color imagery and spectroscopy. Her plenary talk is entitled First Results from the Historic 1st Fly-By Space Mission. Please click here for full bio.

Connections Matter and could lead to a free trip to SM16

Bring the value of AAPT to your friends and colleagues and enhance your experience connecting with like-minded individuals. When you recruit a member from now through January 31, 2016, you will you will receive one referral credit toward the grand prize of a free trip to the 2016 Summer Meeting in Sacramento, California. Here are some helpful tips.

New to eMentoring - Instant Mentor

Are you an early-career high school physics teacher who sometimes wishes you had "immediate" feedback from an experienced mentor, but don't need a full mentorship pairing? If so, consider seeking help through the AAPT's free Program new "Instant Mentor" option, and a registered eMentor volunteer will get back to you within 24 hours or sooner. Submit your request for an instant Mentor at

3021ffa37387409fa5f8c04f8297fe48 journal.journal_tabzxybnytfddd