Lopez Del Puerto wins Excellence in Physics Education Award

Marie Lopez del Puerto, (Physics PhD, ‘08), currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, was a recent recipient of the American Physical Society Excellence in Physics Education Award. Lopez Del Puerto was cited for her work with the Partnership for Integrating Computation into Undergraduate Physics (PICUP), a group of faculty members from institutions across the United States whose state goal is to lower the barriers for faculty to integrate computation into their courses.

The award citation acknowledged her and five others for  “for developing an active, inclusive, and supportive community of physics educators dedicated to integrating computation into their instruction; creating, reviewing, and disseminating instructional materials; and generating knowledge of computation in physics curricula and of effective practices." 

There will be an Alumni Highlight profile of Marie in the next physics newsletter.