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March 2020 (Volume 29, Number 3)

Education and Diversity News

Physics Department Chairs Conference: Save the Date

The 2020 Physics Department Chairs Conference, sponsored jointly by the American Association of Physics Teachers and APS, will be held June 18–20, 2020 in College Park, MD. Registration information will be available in late February.

June 2020 New Faculty Workshop

Physics and Astronomy Department Chairs are invited to nominate their new faculty for the June 25–28, 2020 NSF-supported Physics and Astronomy New Faculty Workshop to be held in Los Angeles, CA. The nomination form is available at the AAPT 2020 New Faculty Workshop page. Nominations of tenure-track faculty, full-time lecturers (or equivalent), adjunct faculty and part-time faculty as deemed appropriate should be made no later than March 6.

STEP UP Ambassador Leads

STEP UP is excited to announce our seven Ambassador Leads from the first cohort who will be joining our Ambassador Program Coordinator Bree Barnett Dreyfuss, in training and supporting our 2nd cohort. These awesome folks are: Colleen Epler-Ruths, Alisa Grimes, Jolene Johnson, Brian Kays, Alma Robinson, Katherine Seguino, and Mike Wadness. See the STEP UP News page for their photos and bios, as well as the announcement of the new ambassadors joining the project!

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

March 2020 (Volume 29, Number 3)

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Articles in this Issue
Exploring Collaboration and Competition at the APS International Leadership Forum
Speaker of the APS Council Andrea Liu
Introducing PRX Quantum, a New Physical Review Journal
Building Relationships at the National Mentoring Community Conference
2020 APS Medal Ceremony
The Topical Group on the Physics of Climate
The CUWiP Experience at Yale
Machine Learning Takes Hold in the Physical Sciences
Mirjam Cvetič Selected as Lead Editor of Physical Review D
Education and Diversity News
This Month in Physics History
Office of Government Affairs
FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
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