July 2010 (Volume 5, Number 2)
Physics Blitzes the Hill
Nearly 40 APS members joined a large group of scientists, engineers and educators to inform Congress about the importance of basic research as part of the 15th annual Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day (CVD).
APS Applauds U.S. House Reauthorization of 2007 Bipartisan America COMPETES Act
APS compliments the U.S. House of Representatives on the recent passage of the America COMPETES Act.
APS Files Petition Requesting Nuclear Regulatory Commission Change Licensing Rules
APS petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to change its licensing rules by including a review of the proliferation risks associated with smaller, more efficient nuclear fuel technologies.
Murray to Serve on Oil Spill Investigative Panel
Former APS president Cherry Murray was chosen to serve on the presidentially appointed National Commission tasked with preventing another major oil spill.
Members in the Media
This features members quoted in other publications.
Snapshots from Physics History
July 1849: Fizeau publishes results of speed of light experiment
APS Urges Greater Federal Investment in Energy Efficiency R&D as Oil Spill Grips Nation
APS is pressing congressional leaders to increase research investments to strengthen energy security and reduce the likelihood of disastrous effects associated with fossil fuel exploration.
Two APS–Sponsored Fellows Bring Science to Capitol Hill
Scientists and lawmakers have an opportunity to learn from each other in the AAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program, which provides researchers with one-year positions working in the U.S. government.
The Back Page
Building Upon the America COMPETES Act
Physics Blitzes the Hill
Photo by Kristopher Larsen/APS
Left to right: Rep. Cliff Stearns (FL-6th), and Alan Dorsey and Pierre Ramond, both professors at the University of Florida.
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