Uppingham school teacher honored with 2021 Institute of Physics Technicians award
A teacher received the 2021 Institute of Physics Technicians Award in the high school category.
David Ferguson of Uppingham School received the award for his outstanding contributions not only to his working environment at Uppingham School, but also to the physics teaching community as a whole.
He has been helping teachers and fellow technicians for over 20 years. He is always keen to share his knowledge and develop ideas, contributing significantly to TalkPhysics.org and the Nuffield Foundation Practical Physics.
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Within Uppingham School, he was responsible for the school’s weather station, telescopes and involved in physics classes, helping students with projects too many to name.
Its application to the dissemination of physical knowledge is exemplary. David is approachable, kind and more than willing to help everyone involved at all levels in teaching physics.
He said: “I am honored to have been nominated for this award. I am fortunate to have worked for almost 25 years with excellent teachers and young talented interns
“Being recognized by my peers for my work means a lot to me. “
The Institute of Physics (IOP) is the professional body and learned society for physics, and the leading body for practicing physicists, in the UK and Ireland.
Its annual awards celebrate physicists at every stage of their careers; from those starting out to physicists at the peak of their careers, and those with distinguished careers behind them.
They also recognize and celebrate companies that are successful in the application of physics and innovation, as well as employers who demonstrate their commitment and contribution to science and technology learning programs.