We are the American Association of Physics Teachers. Our mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. AAPT aspires to be the leading voice and driving force in physics education. The American Association of Physics Teachers is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation. AAPT is an international organization for physics educators, physicists, and industrial scientists—with members worldwide. AAPT provides awards, publications, and programs that encourage teaching practical application of physics principles, support continuing professional development, and reward excellence in physics education. AAPT was founded in 1930 and is headquartered in the American Center for Physics in College Park, Maryland.