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Grants for Informing the Public
APS Member Outreach Projects Encouraged
Application Deadline: January 11, 2013
APS annually awards several grants up to $10,000 to help APS members develop new physics outreach activities. Programs can be for traditional K-12 audiences or projects for engaging the public. Innovative ideas and new approaches are particularly encouraged. the grant process opens in the fall and new grant awards are announced in late spring.
Apply for an APS Outreach Grant
Summaries of 2013 Proposals
Summaries of 2012 Proposals
Summaries of 2011 Proposals
APS Historic Physics Sites Initiative
APS is identifying historic physics sites in the United States. Once a site is recognized for historic importance, a brass commemorative plaque is presented in an installation ceremony. You can see the sites and submit nominations online.
Historic Sites Initiative
How to Start and Run a Physics Outreach Program
The APS Outreach Guide provides ideas, opportunities, and “how-to” information for physics outreach programs.
APS Outreach Guide
Informing the Public
This project uses computer time donated by computer owners all over the world to process data from gravitational wave detectors. Einstein@Home doesn’t affect the performance of computers and greatly speeds up this exciting research.
Physics to Go
Physics to Go is a collection of more than 800 websites that you can search or browse to explore physics on your own. It's also a biweekly online magazine.
Public Lecture Series
The APS public lecture series features talks by prominent physicists. Held in conjunction with American Physical Society meetings, past lecturers have included Lisa Randall, Lawrence Krauss, John Bahcall.