College Park, Md.—Retired Appalachian State University professor Karl C. Mamola has been named the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Oersted Medal, presented by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The medal will be awarded at a ceremonial session of the 2015 AAPT Winter Meeting in January in San Diego in recognition of his significant contributions to physics education through his roles as editor of The Physics Teacher and as mentor for students, prospective authors, column editors, reviewers and others.
BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.
BOONE—The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents The First Year Student Showcase in the intimate I.G. Greer Studio Theatre on campus. This experience allows freshmen and transfer students to take center stage in their first semester at Appalachian. The show will run Sept. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee offered Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.