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August/September 2018 (Volume 27, Number 8)

Education and Diversity News


APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP): Student Applications Open September 3

APS CUWiPs are three-day regional conferences at multiple sites across the U.S. and Canada, and are designed to increase the recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in physics. The 2019 APS CUWiPs will be held at twelve universities during January 18 - 20. The conferences will provide great opportunities for women in physics to network, as well as learn from scientific presentations, panel discussions, graduate school fairs, and career expos! Applications are open September 3 - October 12 at the CUWiP page.

Interested in hosting an APS CUWiP at your university in 2020?

If you are interested in applying to be a host site for our 2020 conferences, please visit the CUWiP Host page and submit an application form by November 1. Email women@aps.org for more information.

Professional Skills Development Workshop for Women Physicists

With support from the National Science Foundation and the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD), APS will offer a Professional Skills Development Workshop in conjunction with the 2018 Annual DFD Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The workshop is open to women postdocs and early career women physicists and is designed to provide professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking. For more information and to register, please visit the DFD 2018 Events page.

Save the Date: 2019 PhysTEC Conference

Join the nation’s largest meeting dedicated to the education of future physics teachers. The 2019 PhysTEC Conference will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA, March 2nd and 3rd. It will feature a special workshop entitled ‘Get the Facts Out,’ a toolkit for recruiting physics teachers, and much more!. Find out more at the PhysTEC website.

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Staff Science Writer: Leah Poffenberger
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August/September 2018 (Volume 27, Number 8)

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2018 APS General Election Results
An Evolving and Leading-edge Journal with a Rich History
Interdisciplinary Excellence
2019 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in Research Awarded to Bertrand I. Halperin
Spectra Takes on San Diego Comic-Con
First Group of Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards Announced
Missile-Defense Systems May Risk Space Warfare
American Institute of Physics CEO Michael H. Moloney
Top Undergrads Vie for Apker Award
U.S Physics Team Returns from Lisbon
PhysTEC Announces the 2018 National Teacher of the Year
This Month in Physics History
News from the APS Office of Government Affairs
FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
Education and Diversity News
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