Committee on Informing the Public

The membership of the Committee on Informing the Public consists of nine (9) persons selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among the members. The committee provides oversight of the Society's public outreach and media relations activities while also seeking mechanisms to encourage or facilitate public outreach by APS members. Committee members also suggest future activities, approaches, and outreach opportunities, as well as possible external funding sources. The committee recommends to the Council the allocation of financial resources among membership and APS initiated activities at least once a year.

Chair: Amber Stuver (01/17 - 12/18)
Villanova University

Member: Chad R Orzel (01/18 - 12/20)
Union College

Member: Melissa Boswell (01/17 - 12/19)
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Member: Andrew P Zwicker (01/17 - 12/19)
Princeton Plasma Phys Lab

Member: Bronson Messer (01/18 - 12/20)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member: Michael Scott Smith (01/17 - 12/19)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member: Robert Victor Steiner (01/16 - 12/18)
American Museum of Natural History

Member: Dr Steven Michael Goldfarb (01/18 - 12/20)
University of Melbourne

Member: Eric Sorte (01/16 - 12/18)
Sandia National Laboratories

Staff Advisor
Becky Thompson

APS Committees

The American Physical Society is a volunteer-driven organization. Since 1899, physicists have contributed their time and resources to running the APS in cooperation with a minimal full-time staff. Volunteers are the backbone of the Society. They form the character and direct the Society's progress and development. All APS committees operate on a calendar year basis and committee terms run from January 1 through December 31.

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