March for Science
The March for Science is a worldwide movement to draw attention to the importance of science in exploring and explaining our world, enhancing our daily lives, and improving policymaking.
APS has endorsed and is an official partner of the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C. If you are interested in learning more about APS activities at the march and how you can participate, please sign up for email updates.
March with APS
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Events start at 7:30 a.m.
APS has partnered with AAAS to provide a meetup location for those attending the March for Science in Washington, D.C. Look for the APS table to meet with other APS members and to pickup your pre-ordered t-shirt.
AAAS Office (map)
1200 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20005
Schedule of Events
|8:00 a.m.||Free continental breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Rally with scientific community leaders|
|9:30 a.m.||The march to the March|
|10:00 a.m.||Main stage rally begins|
|11:30 a.m.||"The Physics of Superheroes" with Jim Kakalios in Tent 6|
|2:00 p.m.||March begins (more information)|
|3:00 p.m.||Recharge at AAAS HQ|
|5:30 p.m.||Happy hour at AAAS HQ|
Webinar: Advocating for Science Beyond the March
Francis Slakey, interim director of the APS Office of Public Affairs, was one of several speakers offering advocacy tips during a webinar sponsored by AAAS.
APS Endorses March for Science
After a thoughtful, deliberative process involving an examination of the alignment of the values of the American Physical Society (APS) with the goals of the March for Science on April 22 in Washington, D.C., the APS Council Steering Committee, on behalf of the Council of Representatives, unanimously voted to endorse the march.
According to its mission statement, "The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.” APS member participation in the march will exemplify the enthusiasm for science that APS has always encouraged.
The American Physical Society, while steadfastly nonpartisan, is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics, to upholding scientific integrity, and to supporting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive scientific community. APS will work with march organizers and other scientific societies to further these positive principles.