APS News

March 1997 (Volume 6, Number 3)


Teacher-Scientist Alliance Workshop
In January, 11 teams of scientists and science educators from around the country participated in the Third Elementary Science Education Reform Institute.
The Units Convoke
Representatives from the APS divisions, forums, topical groups and geographical sections gathered at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD in January for the annual Unit Convocation.
Directory of Physics, Astronomy & Geophysics Staff To Be Mailed in March
In late March or early April, APS members will receive the 1997 Director of Physics, Astronomy and Geophysics Staff in North America, published by the American Institute of Physics. NOTE: This is NOT a replacement for the APS membership directory; please retain your current copy.
Electron Centennial Broadcast in April
A student-oriented symposium on the centennial of the electron will be broadcast live via satellite from Central Michigan University on Wednesday, April 9, 1997.
Physicists to be Honored at 1997 March Meeting
Eight APS prizes and awards will be presented during a special ceremonial session at the 1997 APS March Meeting in Kansas City, MO.
International News
Catching Up With EPS Activities in 1996


Inside the Beltway
Will a Thaw Follow the Hard Freeze?
More On: Is Science a Victim of its Own Success? — Defending The End of Science
APS Views
PGNet and You
The Citizen Scientist: A Model for Professional Survival
P.W. "Bo" Hammer proposes a new model of scientists who are proactive in making the case for physics in times of tight budgets.
Lessons Learned from an Industrial Outreach Program
Kenneth C. Hass discusses a successful outreach program at Ford Motor Co.'s Scientific Research Laboratories.
The Back Page
Results of the APS Physics Limerick Contest!


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