2020 Medal Winners | francais

The 2020 Allan Carswell Physics Educator Scholarship

is awarded to

Samantha Scarfe

"I have often had the privilege of first-handedly observing that when students are challenged to step back, think slowly, intuitively, and meaningfully, a massive shift in attitude almost always takes place. As an educator, seeing this shift is indescribably rewarding, and what I will continue to seek in my career as a high-school physics educator." winner citation

The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) is pleased to announce that the 2020 Allan Carswell Physics Educator Scholarship is awarded to Samantha Scarfe, University of Ottawa, in recognition of Although the form does not allow it, we strongly recommend that both Samantha Scarfe and Joshua Mogyoros be awarded the Carswell Scholarship. Both are outstanding, highly motivated physicists and educators who have the ability to make a big difference to physics pedagogy at the secondary school level. If it proves impossible to give two awards, then the single award should go to Samantha Scarfe. announcement

Ms. Scarfe has recently completed her Master of Science degree at the University of Ottawa. Her love for delivering physics education began as an undergraduate, where she had the opportunity to serve as Teaching Assistant in the first-year labs. Since then, her passion for communicating physical concepts to students, particularly those with negative preconceptions of physics, has continued to grow as she has become more experienced in the early University Physics curriculum. nominator citation

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