June 3, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APS Applauds 'Legislator of the Year' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Task Force on American Innovation Bestows Pelosi with Accolade for Outstanding Leadership, Commitment and Vision in the Increase of Federal Funding of Basic Research in the Physical Sciences
WASHINGTON, D.C. – APS is proud to announce that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been awarded the “Legislator of the Year” Award by the Task Force on American Innovation, a coalition of businesses, trade associations, scientific societies and higher education organizations that advocate for greater investments for basic research in the physical sciences and engineering. APS is a founding member of the Innovation Task Force.
The American Physical Society (www.aps.org) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. APS represents over 51,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, DC.