2016 PhysTEC Conference
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Research Mentor Training Seminar Guide
This Guide provides suggestions and materials for preparing and presenting an educational seminar for physics faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in mentorship roles. It is ideal for Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs, and can be run as a weekly seminar during the summer. The guide is available in pdf format on the APS website; enter “mentor training” in the search bar and select the first option in the search results.

Free Graphs and Raw Data
APS generates statistical reports on issues in undergraduate physics. These reports are freely available for your use. You may use the graphs in reports and presentations or you may use the raw data to create new graphs and charts. Access the reports on the Physics Graphs & Statistics page.

Physics Education Research Speakers
The APS Speakers Lists contain names, contact information, and talk titles of physicists who are willing to give talks on physics education research. At the Speakers List page, select “Education” in advanced search and then click on “Physics Education Research.”


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June 2015 (Volume 24, Number 6)

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Articles in this Issue
Kavli Session Speakers Tackle the Universe
Scientists Criticize Curbs on Travel
Maryland-NIST Joint Quantum Institute Reaches Critical Mass
Can the U.S. Work Well with International Partners?
2014 APS “District Advocate of the Year” Awards
APS Editor in Chief Steps Down
Physicists Look at Chemicals in the Environment
2015 APS Fellows Reception, Berkeley CA
To the South Pole and Beyond!
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Education Corner
Careers Report
International News
Washington Dispatch
Profiles in Versatility
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