APS News

December 2000 (Volume 9, Number 11)

New Fellowship in Washington Office

Christina HoodThis fall, the APS Office of Public Affairs launched a new fellowship that gives a physicist the opportunity to spend a year in the APS Washington Office gaining hands-on experience in science policy work.

The first fellow is Christina Hood, a recent PhD graduate from CalTech. She says her training in quantum optics provided some background for politics, "From the outside, political events sometimes seem illogical - but make more sense when you look for underlying connections." Though unlike quantum mechanics, "politics is driven by hidden variables," she added.

During her tenure as Public Affairs Fellow, Hood will focus on increasing the grassroots involvement of APS members in science policy through congressional visits and action networks, and on lobbying for K-12 science education funding.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Associate Editor: Jennifer Ouellette

December 2000 (Volume 9, Number 11)

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APS Launches New Web Site for the Public
Three Budding Young Physicists are New Apker Recipients
2000 Nobel Prizes Announced in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine
New Scientific Coalition Targets Climate Change on the Hill
Better Tabletop Accelerators, Fusion in a Beer Can Featured at DPP
First RHIC Results Highlight 2000 DNP Meeting
Assessment Tests Can Marginalize Science Education
Palestinian Visits: Irresponsible or Just Ill-Timed?
Physicists Honored at Annual DPP, DFD Meetings
New Fellowship in Washington Office
2000 Year-End Gift Ideas: Help Physics Programs
Editorial Cartoon
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
This Month in Physics History
Meeting Briefs
Members in the Media
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