APS News

March 1996 (Volume 5, Number 3)

News

APS Elementary Institute was a Blizzard of Activity
Scientists from around the country gathered in Washington, DC, in January for the second Elementary Science Reform Institute, designed to provide a thorough overview of issues in school district reform of elementary science education.
 
APS Council Elects 180 New Fellows
In November, 180 APS members were elected as Fellows of the Society.
 
Physicists to be Honored at 1996 March Meeting
Ten APS prizes and awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the 1996 APS March Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
AIP Issues Study on PhD Physicists in National Laboratories
A study released in December by the American Institute of Physics found that 4,500 Ph.D. physicists are employed in 29 major federally funded research and development centers.
 
Cartoon
The Search in the Research Funding Maze

Opinion

Inside the Beltway
The political chaos and uncertainty of the ongoing federal budget battles prodded scientific societies and individual scientists into action to preserve funding for the NSF.
 
Book Review
Ben P. Stein reviews The Physics of Star Trek, by Lawrence Krauss.
 
Letters
Don't Blame Foreigners for Job Problem — APS Should Eschew Political Partisanship — Ph.D. Benefits Go Beyond Research Skills
 
APS Views
Brian Schwartz reviews the status of plans for the APS Centenary Celebration in 1999.
 
We Must Protect U.S. Investment in Scientific Knowledge
Mark B. Boslough makes a case for government investment in basic research.
 
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