BYU physics professor receives national recognition

Robert Clark, a professor of physics and astronomy at Brigham Young University, recently received a prestigious national teaching award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Clark was awarded the Melba Newell Phillips Award at a conference in Miami Beach, Fla., in January. The award is given only occasionally to association leaders who display a unique life of creative leadership, dedicated service and exceptional contributions.

He is the ninth recipient of the award since its inception in 1981 and the first since 1999. The AAPT has more than 10,000 members worldwide.

Clark has been at BYU since 2000. Prior to coming to BYU, he was a professor at Texas A&M University for 24 years. Clark still works as a regents professor of physics at Texas A&M and has ongoing projects at the university.

He has also taught at the University of Texas at Austin and has worked as a scientist at Yale and Stanford Universities.

For more information, contact Clark at (801) 422-2805, or call the BYU Physics and Astronomy Department at (801) 422-4361.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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