APS develops and implements a range of programs that improve physics education, impact policy makers, increase diversity, inform the public about the importance of physics, and reach out to physicists around the world.



Supporting physics educators and improving physics education at all levels.

Gray Arrow Education Program


International Affairs

Fostering international communication and scientific collaboration across nations.

Gray Arrow International Affairs Program


Prizes, Awards, & Fellows

Recognizing outstanding achievements in research, education, and public service.

Gray Arrow Honors Program


Minorities in Physics

Promoting the recruitment and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in physics.

Gray Arrow Minority Program


Women in Physics

Supporting the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.

Gray Arrow Women's Program

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LGBT Physicists

Providing greater inclusion, engagement, and representation for LGBT physicists.

Gray Arrow LGBT Program


Physics Outreach

Sharing the excitement and importance of physics with people of all ages.

Gray Arrow Outreach Program

Public Affairs

Public Affairs

Shaping science policy and connecting physicists with policy makers.

Gray Arrow Public Affairs Program

Industrial Physics

Industrial Physics

Improving the visibility and service to industrial physics.

Gray Arrow Industrial Physics Program