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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Clearer Grant Titles Can Help Ward Off Funding Critics
Grant titles have come under fire from some members of Congress who say the scientists’ research is a waste of taxpayers’ dollars.
APS Office of Public Affairs Interns: A Little Recycling Goes a Long Way
Letter to the Editor authored by two Northern Illinois University undergraduate students
APS President Writes Congress; You Should, Too
The APS President has done his part, and it’s time to do yours.
Gravitational Waves Ripple Through House Science Committee
Observations during the LIGO House Science Committee hearing reveal attitudes toward federal funding for science and the associated impacts of LIGO's discovery.
Budget Deal Could Put Science Back on World Stage
First published in The Hill on November 18, 2015