APS News

August/September 1997 (Volume 6, Number 8)

News

Department Chairs Explore Issues in Undergraduate Education
The ACP hosted a special conference in May on undergraduate education issues.
 
APS Selects First Two Mass Media Fellows
Two young physicists have been selected as the Society's first two Mass Media fellows.
 
All of Physical Review Available Online
APS has completed its plan to make the entire Physical Review available on the World Wide Web.
 
Physics Departments Explore Innovative Curriculum Approaches
Physics departments are trying new approaches to better prepare students for today's job market.
 
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program
The NSF has established a multidisciplinary graduate training program to help PhDs prepare for the job market.
 
Rooney is Named Next APS Congressional Fellow
Peter Rooney of the National Research Council is the new APS Congressional Fellow.
 
Proposed Tax Bill Targets Graduate Assistants
A tax proposal released in June targets graduate teaching and research assistants among other exclusions.
 
Shelter Island Conference Celebrates 50 Years
June 1997 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Shelter Island conference.
 
Study Shows Importance of Publicly-Funded Science to Industry
A recent NSF study extols the value of publicly-funded basic science to industry.
 
George Soros Honored for Aiding FSU Science
The APS gathered in New York in June to recognize Soros' outstanding work.
 
APS Awards Twenty-six Scholarships to Minority Undergrads
Twenty-six minority students were awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships.
 
New Facilities, FELS, Accelerator Applications Highlight PAC 97
The PAC '97 confernce featured plans for the next generation of high-energy and nuclear facilities, as well as advances in free electron lasers and accelerator applications.

Opinion

APS Views
Membership Department Manager Mary Pat Paris shoots for 100 percent member satisfaction.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
If Dr. Seuss were a Technical Writer...
 
Take Physics Local
An outline of strategies for bridging the gap between the physics community and society.
 
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Reforming Graduate Education in the Sciences

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