Policy & Advocacy
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The APS Office of Public Affairs (OPA) was established to facilitate communication between physicists, the public, and government on scientific issues of concern to APS members and to the nation as a whole.
OPA coordinates the interaction between APS in the federal government, directs the efforts of the Physics in Government Network (our national group of grassroots scientist-activists), and sponsors Congressional and Media Fellowships.
Updates from the APS Washington Office
|For Better Teachers, Larger Classes and Higher Salaries
Paul Cottle, the past chair of the APS Committee on Education, recently authored an Op-Ed that questions what is really important in improving student learning.
Read the Op-Ed in StateImpact
|Fund science; it's the key to our economy
Scientist Matthew Bobrowsky writes about the importance of federally funded scientific research in the Baltimore Sun.
Read the Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun
|Policies of the Future Should Not Be Tied to Science of the Past
Director of Public Affairs Michael S. Lubell makes the cases for using "science of the future" to address policy issues in his latest Roll Call column.
Read the Op-Ed in Roll Call
What Keeps Girls from Studying Physics & STEM
Second Generation Dark Matter Experiments Selected