Committee on Public Engagement

The Committee on Public Engagement (CPE) advises the staff who perform the Society's public outreach and engagement efforts. The committee also advises on mechanisms to encourage or facilitate public outreach, informal physics programs, and science communication (including training), for both the general public and the APS community. CPE members also suggest and advise future activities, approaches, and outreach opportunities, as well as possible external funding sources.

The membership of CPE includes the Chair, Past-Chair and Chair-Elect from the Forum on Outreach & Engaging the Public (FOEP) and nine (9) members nominated by the Committee on Council Committees (CCC) and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three (3) year terms.

The President-Elect appoints the Vice Chair, after consulting with the current committee members. The Vice Chair serves a one (1) year term, followed subsequently by a one (1) year term as Chair, and then a one (1) year term as Past Chair. The Vice Chair’s committee membership term is automatically extended to cover their service in the Chair line.

The CPE is a Council Committee.

  • Enamul Haque, Chair
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Monash University
  • Michael Famiano
    (Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Department of Energy Office of Science
  • Remco Zegers
    (Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Michigan State University
  • Patrizia Azzi
    (Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)
    INFN - Padova
  • Chelsea Hendrus
    (Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2025)
    Ohio State University
  • Michael Bennett
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2026)
    University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Lindsay House
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2026)
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Fatima Ebrahimi
    (Jan 1, 2022 – Dec 31, 2024)
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL)
  • Michelle Randall
    (Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2026)

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