Betty Karplus Obituary: We are shocked to learn about the demise of @AAAS Member Betty Karplus, who recently passed away. Betty was named a Fellow in 2019 for her transformative contributions to #STEM teacher professional development.
Congrats to Elizabeth (Betty) Karplus 2019 AAAS Fellow, always curious Wellesley Physics grad, ran radiochem lab at the proton accelerator cyclotron, mother of 7 (Bev & Andy also @AAAS Fellows), transformed science teacher professional development, global, my great mentor Thanks! pic.twitter.com/aeXddlgID4
— Nancy Pelaez (@npelaez) February 17, 2020
For over 40 years, my science education research career has been inspired and influenced by my undergraduate advisor’s Uncle Bob & Aunt Betty Karplus, early physics education researchers. It’s an honor to be with Betty as we welcome her as a #AAAS2020 Fellow. pic.twitter.com/sMb0bSZWOr
— Susan Singer (@SusanRSinger) February 15, 2020
Elizabeth “Betty” (Frazier) Karplus passed away while napping at home on Sep 22 at 96.5 years. On Feb 15 2020 @AAAS meeting Betty met Soo Won Shim. It was a gift to learn from her wisdom and example. AAAS Education will honor her memory with more detail soon.
— Nancy Pelaez (@npelaez) October 2, 2021
InsideEko is yet to confirm Betty Karplus’s cause of death as no health issues or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
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