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February 2020 (Volume 29, Number 2)

Education and Diversity News

2020 Physics Department Chairs Conference: Save the Date

The 2020 Physics Department Chairs Conference, sponsored jointly by AAPT and APS, will be held June 18-20, 2020 in College Park, MD. Registration information will be available in late January at the AAPT Physics Department Chairs Conferences page.

PhysTEC Coalition logo2020 PhysTEC Conference

Join PhysTEC from February 29 to March 1 for the nation's largest meeting dedicated to the education of future physics teachers—featuring workshops on best practices, panel discussions with leading experts, and numerous networking opportunities. Register now to hear from physics teacher education experts about policy advocacy, improving your physics program, and recruiting future teachers.

Communication and Negotiation Skills Seminar for Women

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), APS has trained women in physics to conduct professional skills seminars for students and postdocs at APS-sponsored meetings and at universities and institutions. Professional Skills Development Seminars are highly interactive workshops where participants will learn and practice communication and negotiation skills. For more information, please visit the Skills Seminars for Women page.

APS, with NSF support, will be hosting a Professional Skills Development meeting on Friday, April 17th, before the 2020 APS April Meeting. Travel support is available to cover transportation and hotel costs (up to $1000 per person) for all workshop participants. Registration for the workshop will remain open until capacity is reached. For more information, please visit the Professional Skills Development workshop page.

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

February 2020 (Volume 29, Number 2)

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2020 APS President Philip Bucksbaum
APS Efforts to Combat Sexual Harassment in Physics
The Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics
The APS March Meeting Heads to Denver
Ending Sexual Harassment in Physics (July 17, 2019)
Brewing an Interest in Fluid Science
Mount Wilson Telescope Receives APS Historic Site Plaque
Education and Diversity News
This Month in Physics History
Office of Government Affairs
FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
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