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
West Texas A&M University Part of Pilot Liquid Helium Purchasing Program
A local NBC station in Amarillo, TX recently broadcast a story about the APS-ACS Liquid Helium Purchasing Program (LHeP2).
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How Best to Compete with China: An American Research Investment Fund
Former Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-10th-Virginia) and Norm Augustine, retired chairman of Lockheed Martin Corp. authored an op-ed in today's edition of The Hill newspaper, writing that the best way for the U.S. to compete with China is to start an American Research Investment Fund.
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Op-Ed in Support of the Energy Title of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act
Chris Jeffrey, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas, recently wrote an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, supporting the Energy Title of the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015, which would put the U.S. back on a path of robust scientific research and innovation.
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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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