APS News

May 2017 (Volume 26, Number 5)

Hitting the Streets to Support Science

Science March in Washington, DC

On April 22, marchers gathered in over 600 locations to rally for science. The Washington D.C. March for Science was endorsed by APS along with more than 200 other organizations. Tens of thousands of people came to the Washington Monument on the National Mall to hear speakers, carry banners and signs, and call for evidence-based policymaking and robust science funding.

APS at Science March in Phoenix

kids at the Science March in DC

teach crowd OSA

Mazur Kakalios Thompson OSA

(L-R) The 2017 APS Presidential Line at the march in Phoenix, AZ: Vice President David Gross, President Laura Greene, President-Elect Roger Falcone, Past President Homer Neal; Three brothers and their signs. "I want to be a paleontologist!", one exclaimed. "Yeah, I want to be a paleontologist too, I like dinosaurs," said another. "[My husband and I], we aren’t in science," the mother explained. "We are just here to support [our boys] and remind them that without them here supporting science, they might not be able to work their dream jobs"; Jim Kakalios spoke at the March for Science Teach-In tent; 2017 Optical Society of America President Eric Mazur with Jim Kakalios and APS Head of Outreach Becky Thompson looking at slides from Kakalios' talk.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Rachel Gaal
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik