George B. Pegram Award
The George B. Pegram Award, first awarded in 1971, was created by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society to honor “Excellence in Physics Education in the Southeast.” The Award is named for George Braxton Pegram, a native of Durham, NC and a graduate of Duke University who was for many years Chairman of the Department of Physics and Dean of the Graduate School at Columbia University. While he was Treasurer of the American Physical Society, Dr. Pegram played an important role in the formation of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society.
The Award recognizes physics educators who have demonstrated outstanding ability in undergraduate education in at least one of the following ways:
- By producing a number of majors who have continued in a career in physics
- By authoring an undergraduate physics textbook which has received national recognition for its excellent quality,
- By having an outstanding record of service in teaching as determined by the physics faculties at his own and other institutions, or
- By having an outstanding record of service to physics education in the Southeast.
Nominations for each award should be sent to the award committee chair by October 15th, 2021 in the form of a single pdf file. (If electronic submission is not possible, please send four copies of the nomination.) A complete nomination consists of a CV, a nominating letter and up to three supporting letters (a maximum of two pages each). At least one of the letters should be from an institution other than the nominee's home institution. No other supporting documents are needed but may be included. We particularly encourage you to think of potential women and minority candidates. Nominations will be considered active for three years, though updating materials for nominees not chosen in the prior year is encouraged. Past winners are listed below.
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Chair: Laurie McNeil
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill