Tarleton students named ‘Outstanding Teaching Assistant’ by AAPT

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Tarleton State University students Aaron Kramer (left) and Chris Marble have been named 'Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant' award recipients by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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STEPHENVILLE (June 5, 2015) — Tarleton State University students Aaron Kramer and Chris Marble have received the Outstanding Physics Teaching Assistant award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

The AAPT is the world leader in promoting physics education and annually recognizes outstanding physics teaching assistants across the United States.

Kramer is a tutor for introductory physics courses within the College of Science & Technology’s Department of Chemistry, Geosciences and Physics tutoring center. He is a senior majoring in physics, and is the son of Dr. Leonard and Patty Kramer of Pearland, Texas.

Marble, a senior also majoring in physics at Tarleton, was the lead instructor for physics supplemental instruction in addition to serving as a tutor for the university’s Physics I course. He is the son of Dr. Daniel and Kathy Marble of Stephenville.

In addition, both Kramer and Marble have been selected for summer fellowships by the National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Kramer is spending the summer term at the University of Texas at Dallas conducting research on solar cells, while Marble is participating in an internship at Texas A&M University’s cyclotron laboratory to research Quark-Gluon plasma interactions.

For more information about Tarleton’s Academic Support Programs and Supplement Instruction (SI), visit www.tarleton.edu/si. To learn more about the university’s College of Science & Technology, visit www.tarleton.edu/cost.

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