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First a Bridge Program Graduate, Now a NASA Astrophysicist
Laura D. Vega has her eyes on the stars — the pulsating giants and red dwarfs, to be specific.
Study Reports the Impact of COVID-19 on Recent Physics Grads
Some undergrads, like those squeezed financially, were more likely than others to change their post-graduation plans.
APS Science Trust Project Trains Members to Curb the Spread of Misinformation
Scientists are worried about misinformation. They can help fight it.
Physicist in Brazil Translates Physics Lessons into Portuguese and Spanish for High Schoolers
With support from the APS Innovation Fund, Nathan Berkovits’ team in São Paulo hopes to train teachers across Latin America.
Physics Lab Kits Help Foster the Next Generation of East African Scientists
The kits—supported by the APS Innovation Fund—have already reached 1,400 students.
For Women and Gender Minorities in Physics, Community Builds Confidence
Lessons from the 2022 Advancing Graduate Leadership Conference.
Profiles in Versatility: Physicist to Test Nanoparticle-and-Laser Cancer Treatment in Humans
After losing her aunt to cancer, Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green dedicated her career to finding treatments.
How to Build a Crisis Management Plan for Your Career
Jobs can end abruptly, as COVID showed. To cope then, prepare now.
March Meeting Brings a Physics Fiesta to Chicago School
Making physics fun for high schoolers in Chicago.
Physicist-Turned-Advocate is a Champion for Menstrual Freedom
Manju Bangalore has interned for NASA, founded two nonprofits, and starred in a Beyoncé music video—and she’s not done yet.
How to Network After Conferences
With the April and March Meetings behind us, a career coach shares her tips and tricks.
With Private Funding, Program Helps Professors Teach Cutting-Edge Experiments
The Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA) is helping professors ditch dusty, out-of-date experiments in classrooms.
Beyond Academia, Physics Grads Find Diverse Careers
Physicists can go on to do anything, say experts at the March Meeting.
Need for Speed? Consider a Career in Motorsports Racing
Surprising careers in fast places.

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