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The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a national organization whose mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

The Southern California Section (SCAAPT) supports the mission of the AAPT via our biannual meetings and our email list. The SCAAPT welcomes the participation of anyone interested in physics and physics teaching, but especially Southern California area high school and college physics teachers. The activities of the SCAAPT are supported solely through the dues and volunteer work of its members. We are not supported financially by the national organization.

We hope you will join us formally, but we encourage you to get to know us by joining our email list and attending our meetings.



SCAAPT Spring 2015 Meeting

Sat, April 25th, at UCLA

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will take place at University of California Los Angeles, on Saturday, April  25th.

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There will be a New Physics Teacher Workshop on sApril 18th, 2015 hosted by CSU San Marcos. This workshop will focus on the Best of the New Physics Teacher Workshop and help to recruit new teachers from the San Diego area. To RSVP or for more information, please contact James Lincoln or visit


Student Video Contest 2014

The SCAAPT 2014 Video Contest is now closed.
  Reults Were Announced at the May 2014 Meeting  

View the winning entry here.

 Also, here are the Here are the 2012 winners.



We are always looking for sites for future meetings.. If you would like to volunteer to host a meeting, please contact James Lincoln.


SCAAPT is encouraging and supporting (with monetary awards) the formation of Local Area Networks within the Southern California region in order to foster a variety of possible collaborations between physics teachers at the high school and college levels. More information and an application form is available on the LAN page.



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