Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public
FOEP’s goal is to increase the public’s awareness of physics by providing a forum within APS for the large number of physicists currently involved in a diverse array of outreach and public engagement activities. FOEP fosters the development and dissemination of outreach activities such as blogging, multimedia, video, pop culture, popularizations, press relations, politics, “amateur” and distributed science, science cafes, and public shows and lectures. The Forum organizes and sponsors sessions at the March and April APS meetings and will issue a semiannual newsletter.
To join FOEP at no cost prior to renewing your APS membership, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to add FOEP to your membership. Please note that if you currently belong to two or more forums, FOEP will be added at no charge for the remainder of your membership term. On your next membership renewal notice, you will see a Forum subtotal that will include $8 for every Forum membership over two.
News and Announcements
Letter from Dan Dahlberg and Philip W. Hammer on the creation of FOEP in 2010.
APS News article on incorporating outreach into a physics career.