Policy & Advocacy
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 fellowships.
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News from the APS Washington Office
APS Sends Joint Letter to NSF on AP Courses in Engineering and Computer Science
APS joined with the American Chemical Society and the American Mathematical Society to send a joint letter to NSF urging the foundation to encourage all U.S. students to strengthen their knowledge of math and science as subjects that are the foundation of the 21st century high-tech enterprise.
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APS Responds to America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
In a letter to the House Science Committee, APS President Samuel Aronson responds to the recently introduced America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015.
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End Federal Budget Cuts; Invest in Science, the Future
APS Director of Public Affairs Mike Lubell and Policy Analyst Mark Elsesser discuss the President's FY16 budget request for the Department of Energy's R&D programs, providing policy context and in-depth review.
Agency Budgets: Department of Energy
From Physics Frontline
APS joins more than 250 groups, CEOs in call for stronger investment in R&D
APS criticizes proposed 7% cut to Department of Defense Research Budget
Capitol Hill Quarterly Newsletter Features Op-ed by U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, story on Jefferson Science Fellows
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