APS News

June 1998 (Volume 7, Number 6)

APS Northwest Section is Established

nwsectThe formation of an APS Northwest Section is well underway following the APS Council's approval of its establishment at its April meeting. Principal organizers Ernest Henley (University of Washington) and Mary Alberg (Seattle University) met earlier this year with 12 other regional volunteers to draft a suitable charter and bylaws. Among the attributes they would like to see in the new section are joint activities with local chapters of the AAPT, as well as a local coalition of physics departments called the Pacific Northwest Association of Collegiate Physics. Close ties to Canadian members of both the APS and the Canadian Association of Physics are also desired, as well as the inclusion of local industry and government laboratories.

The first meeting of the fledgling section has tentatively been scheduled for Spring 1999, in Vancouver, British Columbia, with subsequent meeting sites rotating throughout the region. The interim officers elected to govern the unit until regular elections can be held are: Yogi Gupta (Washington State University), chair; Erich Vogt (University of British Columbia), chair-elect; and John Drumheller (Montana State University), vice-chair. Henley will serve as interim secretary-treasurer.



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June 1998 (Volume 7, Number 6)

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Quantum Computing, MEMs, Spintronics Mark 1998 L.A. March Meeting
APS Career and Professional Development Liaison Program Launched
Massey Adopts “Old Style” Approach to Morehouse Presidency
In Brief
Proposed Amendments to APS Constitution to Allow Electronic Balloting
A Century of Physics
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
Task Force for Prizes and Awards Report
Bylaw Revision for Thesis Awards
APS Executive Board Appoints Task Force on Academic Tenure
Some Simple Rules of Writing
Zero Gravity
APS Career and Professional Development Committee Receives Final Approval
FIAP Jobs Engine
Merzbacher Appointed as Consultant for APS Centennial
Four Corners Section Holds First Meeting
APS Northwest Section is Established
Quantum Computing Holds Promise of Parallel Calculations
DOE Priorities to Meet New National Goals
“Spintronics” Hold Potential for Future Electronic Devices
MEMS Could Pave the Way for Atomic-Scale Assembly
The Wealth of Nations
Letters
Keep Tenure: Fix the Problems