June 2007 (Volume 2, Number 1)
House Speaker Pelosi & Sen. Alexander Recognized for Leadership in U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness
The Science, Engineering and Technology Work Group presented House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Lamar Alexander with its George E. Brown Jr. Award for their leadership in helping the U.S. meet global competitiveness challenges.
APS Panel Report Assesses Nuclear Waste Storage Issues
The APS Panel on Public Affairs releases a report assessing issues involved in developing consolidated interim nuclear storage sites.
Major Donation Launches New Math and Science Education Initiative
ExxonMobil Foundation gives $125 million donation to support a program to help the U.S. regain its global leadership position in technological innovation.
Members in the Media
This features members quoted in other publications.
Snapshots from Physics History
In 1876, Edward Bouchet becomes the first African-American PhD in physics.
Scientists and Engineers Get the Oscar for Improving Film Production and Preservation
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors scientists and engineers for their scientific and technical achievements in the film industry.
APS Meeting Session Explores New Sources of Oil and Gas
Heavy oils and natural hydrates could become a source of energy.
The Back Page
Congressman Rush Holt discusses science, research and development.
Nose Out of Joint
Tim Gay, professor of physics at the University of Nebraska, attempts to demonstrate conservation of angular momentum – a principle of physics used by quarterbacks to throw spiral passes.
APS members recently visited members of Congress to underscore the importance of federal funding for basic scientific research. Seen here visiting with Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa (center) are Professor John Hill (left), an experimental nuclear physicist and user of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider–a physics research machine at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York; and Professor Michael Tringides, an experimental condensed matter physicist and senior physicist at the Ames National Laboratory in Iowa.
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