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 Urges Congress to Support Student Succeeds Act to improve K-12 science education.
A coalition of national scientific societies that supports the physical sciences strongly encourages congress to vote yes on the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” the conference agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
APS Council Approves New Statements
The APS Council approved three new statements at its meeting on November 14. The new statements are:
Women in Physics
Earth's Changing Climate
Civic Engagement of Scientists
Is STEM Education Being Left Behind?
Hear what APS Director of Public Affairs Michael Lubell has to say on National Public Radio:
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APS Lauds Portion of FY 2016 Budget Deal, Urges Congress to Make Science Higher Priority
The American Physical Society is pleased that the budget deal struck by the White House and Congress will likely avert an impending fiscal cliff or a protracted continuing resolution, and that the agreement could return regular order to the appropriations process for fiscal year 2017.
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