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February 2012 (Volume 21, Number 2)

The Educational Corner

PhysTEC Publishes Book on Teacher Preparation
APS and AAPT recently published a compendium of articles on the preparation of physics and physical-science teachers. This book includes new reports reflecting cutting-edge research and practice, as well as reprints of previously published seminal papers. The book has three primary objectives: (1) to provide a resource for physics departments and faculty members who wish to develop and/or expand programs for pre-service or in-service teachers; (2) to encourage scholarly documentation of ongoing research and practice, in a form accessible to a broad audience of physicists; (3) to encourage recognition of teacher preparation as a scholarly endeavor appropriate for faculty in physics departments. The book is freely available online, and printed copies of the book will be available soon.
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Career Workshop with Peter Fiske at APS March Meeting
Are you or someone you know a physicist who wants to take his or her job search to the next level? APS is proud to offer a FREE interactive workshop at the APS March Meeting with award-winning author and experienced science career coach Peter Fiske. Topics will include career planning, developing a compelling CV, and more! Space is limited, so anyone interested should RSVP to Crystal Bailey (bailey@aps.org)
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Career and Diversity Events at the APS March Meeting
A variety of career and diversity events will be offered at the upcoming APS March Meeting in Boston.

  • APS Job Expo, February 27-29
  • COM/CSWP Diversity Networking Reception, February 28
  • CSWP/FIAP Networking Luncheon, February 28
  • Lunch with the Experts (for Graduate Students), February 28

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Special Undergraduate Events at APS March and April Meetings
APS and SPS are teaming up to bring a number of special events just for undergraduates. Come to Future of Physics Days 2012 to learn more about graduate programs, physics careers, cutting-edge research, and more! 
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CSWP Announces First Recipients of the Woman Physicist of the Month Award
The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) began a new program in 2012 to highlight exceptional female physicists. The Committee is pleased to announce Dr. Helen Caines of Yale University and Dr. Elizabeth Simmons of Michigan State University as the first two recipients of the award.
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Nominations for the CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month are accepted on a rolling basis.
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M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
Application Deadline: June 1, 2012
APS is now accepting applications for the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship. This award is intended to enable women to resume physics research careers after an interruption. 
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Editor: Alan Chodos

February 2012 (Volume 21, Number 2)

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APS Membership Soars Above 50,000 Benchmark
Four Distinguished Scientists to Give Beller, Marshak Lectures
Community Weighs Pros and Cons of Physics by Press Conference
Companies Pioneer New Nuclear Designs
APS Honoree Brandon Turner Named Rhodes Scholar
APS News Picks 2011’s Top 11 Physics Headlines
2011 in Review: Policy and Budget Highlights from FYI
Foundation Marks Its Centennial at APS March Meeting
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway
Focus on APS Sections
The Educational Corner
Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science