APS News

April 24, 1996 is National Physics Day

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has designated Wednesday, April 24, 1996, as the second annual National Physics Day, to be celebrated as part of National Science and Technology Week.

Physics departments around the country, as well as all chapters of the Society of Physics Students, are being encouraged to become involved in local activities. Possibilities include hosting open houses for local high school physics students and/or teachers; contacting a local school and volunteering to visit; arranging physics demonstrations at local shopping malls; coordinating free public lectures; working with other science departments for campus-wide science events; and other events designed to engage the public's interest.

"I hope many of you will take advantage of this special occasion to visit a local school or organization and share your enthusiasm for physics with others," said Judy Franz, APS executive officer. Those interested in further ideas and assistance may contact Ed Neuenschwander, AIP, at (301) 209-3010; email: den@aip.org.

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Editor: Barrett H. Ripin