This award was established to recognize outstanding work in the development of an advanced laboratory apparatus or experiment by an undergraduate physics student or group of students at their home institution within the United States. Recognition will also be given to the supervising faculty.
2018: Natalie Ferris, Dickinson College
Project: Double-slit interference with partially-coherent light
Advisers: David Jackson and Brett Pearson
2016: Ryan Scott, Rochester Institute of Technology
Project: The Hong-Ou-Mandel Effect
Advisers: Edwin E. Hach, III and Stefan Preble
2015: Brandon Thacker, California State University, Chico
Project: The Mechanical Chaotic Oscillator
Adviser: Eric Ayars
The award is given annually, if a worthy candidate or group of candidates is nominated. A standing committee designated by the Executive Boards of AAPT and ALPhA is responsible for the selection. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.
TeachSpin, Inc. has agreed to fund this award for the first five years. AAPT and ALPhA are soliciting contributions to fully fund a permanent endowment for the award.Donate to this award
This award is to recognize and honor outstanding achievement in teaching, sustaining, and enhancing an advanced undergraduate laboratory course or courses at US institutions. The course(s) should provide a broad selection of experiments in a range of the various interest areas of physics. This award was established in 2012 and endowed with support from Jonathan F. Reichert and Barbara Wolff-Reichert.
2019: Heather J. Lewandowski, University of Colorado Boulder
2018: Kurt Wick, University of Minnesota
2017: Richard Peterson, Bethel University
2016: Van D. Bistrow, University of Chicago