APS News

October 2002 (Volume 11, Number 9)

News

APS Aids Efforts on Behalf of New DOE Legislation
The Office of Public Affairs played a vital role in developing a new bill to significantly increase DOE's funding.
 
Senate Bill To Double NSF Budget
S 2817 is the Senate's answer to H.R.4664, and NSF requthorization bill that passed the House by a wide margin on June 5
 
Report Takes First Look at Careers of Physics Bachelors
Two B.S. recipients offer concrete proof of how useful their degrees have proven in teaching and Disney animation.
 
APS-Led Education Program Revamps Teacher-Prep Courses
More major course changes are on the horizon as part of the fledgling PhysTEC initiative.
 
Student Interns Summarize Their Summers
Now in its second year, the SPS program proves to be a worthwhile educational experience.
 
Hearing Details Concerns Over Future of NASA's S&T Workforce
Science Subcommittee investigated concerns that NASA will not have the workforce it needs to fulfill its mission.
 
Physics in Your Future
Booklet which profiles seven young, female physicists.

Opinion

Letters
Wen Ho Lee, Dreyfus Cases Eerily Similar — Wen Ho Lee is no Mahatma Ghandi — Article Presents Impression of Bias — Wen Ho Lee Violated Trust — Climate Change Needs Stronger Effort — Alpher and Herman's Work Often Forgotten — Typo Understates Age of Universe — Motivation of Penzias and Wilson Clarified — Land mines & US Policy — Richard Craig's Reply — Can't Have it Both Ways — We Don't Mess Around in Texas — Machines Can't Defy Entropy Either
 
Viewpoint
LAPTAG is UCLA's flagship physics outreach program.
 
The Back Page
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell explores the role of science in foreign policy.

Departments

Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications...
 
This Month in Physics History
October 1900: Max Planck's formula for black body radiation.
 
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Investigation Pokes Holes in Periodic Table.
 
Focus on Committees
Careers Committee Provides Crucial Services.

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