AIP Travel Scholarship for 2011

AIP Travel Scholarship for 2011

The AIP Education Committee is offering a scholarship to support one teacher to attend an international Physics Teachers Conference until the beginning of the 2012 school year.  The scholarship is worth up to $2000.

In 2009 Barry Homewood from Braemar College was accepted for the Perimeter Institute's 'EinsteinPlus' workshop in Toronto, Canada.  In January this year Adrian Camm now with Quantum Victoria (See item 8b) attended and presented at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference in the UK.  He also met with representatives of the Institute of Physics (IOP) to discuss their various support programs for physics teachers and students.

Possible conferences that teachers might like to consider are listed on our website at www.vicphysics.org/scholarship.html

The successful teacher is expected to actively participate in the event, if possible by offering a workshop, and to also present a session about the experience at a following Physics Teachers Conference.

Applications for the scholarship should show evidence of innovative teaching and activity in professional development and be supported by a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s school.  The applications should state the chosen international conference and indicate how the applicant might participate.

Scholarship applications should reach the AIP at PO Box 304, Glen Waverley VIC 3150 by 7th March to enable the Committee to make a quick decision, so that the successful applicant can begin planning.