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Andersson made PIRA president


School of Physics and Astronomy Assistant Education Specialist Brian Andersson was recently made president of the Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA) at the 2007 American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) summer meeting.

Andersson's term as president began August 1st and will run until the end of the next AAPT summer meeting (July 23rd). The office is part of a four-year cycle. He was elected vice president, moved onto president-elect, is now president and will be past-president next year.

Andersson's duties consist of running the PIRA business meeting during the AAPT meeting. He will also attend various committee meetings and make sure other PIRA activities (workshops and talks) are running smoothly. Finally, he will promote PIRA in any way he can.