Undergraduate at University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1916; instructorship in physics at University of Kentucky; teaching mathematics at Mercer Universi
Early history of formation of American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT); formation of the education committee of the American Physical Societ
Family background and early education; Illinois Institute of Technology; California Institute of Technology, PhD; University of Kansas; Commission
This interview with Jim Stith was conducted following his retirement as Vice President of the AIP’s Physics Resource Center.
Family background, childhood and education up through college, all in Indiana; her graduate study, first at Battle Creek College (M.A.), then at th
Education Phillips Academy; Harvard University; Haverford College as Dean; Ph.D.
Role in establishment of American institute of Physics (AIP) in 1931; relation between American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and American
Educational background, University of Minnesota electrical engineering; Ph.D.
Discussion includes childhood and education; his interest in physics and graduate school at Cornell; war work at Los Alamos; reaction to Trinity an
Childhood in Cleveland, 1902-1919; interest in mechanical things and in physics, Joseph Valasek's influence.