Top Physics Degree Producers Ranked

APS generates tables showcasing the top institutions (by number of physics degrees granted) in a variety of categories. These tables are freely available for your use. Access the tables on the Top Educators page.

An APS website enables U.S. institutions to see how they compare nationally in terms of producing physics graduates and increasing the diversity of these graduates. Check out the How Does Your Institution Compare? page.

Save the Date for the 2016 PhysTEC Conference

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Conference is the nation’s largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. The 2016 PhysTEC Conference will be held March 11-13 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court, in Baltimore, MD, preceding the 2016 APS March Meeting. Faculty from minority-serving institutions are eligible to apply for travel grants.

Save the Date for Upcoming Faculty Workshops

Fall 2015 Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop
The fall New Faculty Workshop will be held November 19-22 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD.

Fall 2015 Physics and Astronomy Experienced Faculty Workshop
The fall Experienced Faculty Workshop will be held October 9-11 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD.


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August/September 2015 (Volume 24, Number 8)

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Articles in this Issue
Roger Falcone Chosen as Vice President of APS for 2016
U.S. Physics Olympiad Team Returns With Gold and Silver
Getting Up to Speed on FASTR Legislation
Inclusive Astronomy Conference Confronts Diversity Issues
Comic-Con Embraces Science Amid the Fantasy
Physicists Find Fulfillment Outside of Academia
PhysTEC Coalition Grows to Over 300 Institutions
APS Begins Release of Public Access CHORUS Papers
APS Liquid Helium Purchasing Program Progress
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Education News from APS
International News
Careers Report
Washington Dispatch