APS/AAPT Doubling Initiative

An Initiative to Double the Number of Undergraduate Physics Majors

APS Executive Board Doubling Statement

In 2007, the APS Executive Board passed the following statement calling for doubling the number of physics bachelors in the US:

We advocate doubling the number of bachelor degrees in physics to address critical national needs including K-12 education, economic competitiveness, energy, security, and an informed electorate.

  • An essential area of increase is in the number of highly-qualified high school physics teachers.
  • An essential area of increase is in the fraction of both women and under-represented minorities who major in physics.

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