In order for physics and the physics community to benefit from the greatest talent, and to strengthen APS as an organization, we will provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all those engaged in physics.
Specific actions will include: EMBRACING DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUITY at the highest levels of APS leadership; establishing best practices in the hiring and retention of staff, the population and education of committees, and the evaluation and selection of honorees.
In order to attract and retain members and to fully serve the current and next generation of physicists, we will grow and broaden the APS membership to include more physicists in industry and the private sector, and provide additional tangible member benefits.
Specific actions will include: RECRUITING MORE UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS; PROVIDING MEMBERS WITH AN APS-CENTRIC MAGAZINE; forging new and closer ties with industry and the private sector; offering programs and workshops that address private-sector interest in emerging scientific topics; providing mentorship opportunities, career information, and leadership training for early-career scientists.
In order to promote the advancement of physics globally and to better serve APS’s international members, we will make connections and strengthen relationships throughout the international physics community.
Specific actions will include: ESTABLISHING GEOGRAPHICALLY SPECIFIC INTERNATIONAL SECTIONS in response to member demand; advocating for greater scientific mobility and more advantageous visa policies; hosting a recurring summit of presidents of other national physics societies.
In order to be the leading voice for physics in the U.S., we will support member engagement in effective science advocacy and public outreach, and in the shaping of science policy.
Specific actions will include: INCREASING THE NUMBER OF APS-SUPPORTED CONGRESSIONAL SCIENCE FELLOWS; leading and partnering in coalitions with other societies and organizations; helping members become effective and informed advocates for science.
In order for APS to continue to play a leadership role in innovative and impactful science education, outreach, and diversity programs, we will ensure that these programs align with and demonstrate the core values of APS, and that they are well-positioned to receive robust support and recognition.
Specific actions will include: exploring better ways to communicate; defining and implementing leading educational models; offering opportunities for members to participate in public engagement; implementing periodic programmatic assessments.
In order to further APS’s mission, we will strategically invest in new, emerging opportunities to benefit members, the broader physics community, and society.
Specific actions will include: SOLICITING PROPOSALS FROM MEMBERS AND STAFF FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS for new programs and activities that APS will fund and help bring to fruition.