APS News

August/September 2007 (Volume 16, Number 8)


APS Board Calls for Doubling the Number of Physics Bachelors
Objective is to "address critical national needs, including K-12 education, economic competitiveness, energy, security, and an informed electorate"
APS Honors 26 Minority Scholars in 2007-2008
Each scholar will receive a stipend to be used for tuition, educational materials, or room and board
Richter To Chair APS Energy Efficiency Study
New study group will focus primarily on buildings and transportation, which account for more than 70% of total domestic carbon emissions
Blewett Scholarship Awarded to Archana Dubey
Honor awarded to advance research careers of women physicists whose work has been interrupted for family reasons
Workshop Teaches Policy Fellows About Political Campaigns
Nearly 40 current and former AAAS science and technology policy fellows received some practical advice on how to run a political campaign
House S&T Committee Explores Globalization and the US High-Tech Workforce
Witnesses at two separate hearings testified about the impact globalization is having on the US science and technology workforce


Collins is an Honorable Man — And Those Caissons Go Floating Along — Creationist View Not Presented — Our Children Will Not Be Us — Objectivism and Reduction are Pillars of Learning — Wind Power is at Best a Supplement
The Back Page
Reflections on APS and the Evolution of Physics


Members in the Media
As quoted in other publications
This Month in Physics History
September 1904: Robert Wood debunks N-rays
Washington Dispatch
Science Research Budgets
International News
A physicist at the US Department of State
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
The case of the missing time
Physics and Technology Forefronts
Waiting in the wings: OLED-based sensors advance towards commercialization

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Contributing Editor: Jennifer Ouellette
Staff Writer: Ernie Tretkoff