APS News

April 1997 (Volume 6, Number 4)


Societies Call for 7% Funding increase in Joint Statement on Scientific Research
Along with 22 other organizations in the scientific and engineering communication, the APS issued a joint statement on scientific research in March, calling for an increase in federal research budgets.
Physical Review A Goes Online
Physical Review A, the APS research journal for all areas of atomic, molecular and optical physics, and related fundamental constants, is the latest addition to the rapidly growing list of APS research journals available on the World Wide Web.
APS Helps Organize Networking Workshop in Ghana
Along with several other international societies, the APS contributed to the organization of a three-week advanced networking workshop at the University of Accra in Legon, Ghana.
Physicists to be Honored at 1997 Spring Meeting
Thirteen APS prizes and awards will be presented during a special cermonial sessions at the Society's annual Joint APS/AAPT Spring Meeting in Washington, DC.
Lopez Heads APS Efforts in Science Education Reform
An in-depth interview with APS Director of Education and Outreach Programs Ramon Lopez about the Society's recent efforts to promote science education reform.
In Brief
The APS lends its support of the Chemical Weapons Convention Treaty; The APS/AAPT Spring Meeting program will feature special sessions honoring Henry Barschall and Chien-Shung Wu, both of whom died in February; and President Clinton announced the appointment of a co-chair and 19 members in February to a new Advisory Committee on High-Performance Computing and Communications, Information Technology, and the Next Generation Internet.


Another View of Two-Year Colleges...
APS Views
APS Executive Officer Judy Franz outlines the major goals of the APS in pursuit of its mission to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.
Science Centers: Partners in Science Education
Robert Semper, executive associate director for the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, makes the case for science centers within the educational infrastructure.
The Back Page
The 'Crunch'


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