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Science Policy Highlights
Plans for U.S. fusion energy, Fermilab up for grabs, and more.
Proposed Changes to H-1B Visa Rule Would Hurt STEM in the United States, APS Argues
A new plan would limit foreign-born physicists’ job opportunities.
FYI Science Policy Highlights
Funding disclosure for researchers, the UN climate conference, and more.
APS and Partners Help Members Navigate Anti-DEI Legislation
Laws in states like Florida and across the U.S. have physics educators concerned.
Science Policy Highlights
National quantum initiative, STEM visa pathways, and more.
US Nuclear Scientists Chart Priorities for Next Ten Years
Among them: build an Electron-Ion Collider and detect neutrinoless double beta decay.
An APS Fellowship Shapes a Capitol Hill Career
Thomas Plumb-Reyes wraps up his year as a Congressional Science Fellow.
As the Congressional Science Fellowship Turns 50, Former Fellows Reflect on Their Experience — and Where They Are Now
On Capitol Hill and beyond, three former fellows recall the skills they still use today.
White House Sets Research Priorities for 2025, Emphasizing “Trustworthy” AI and US Competitiveness
The White House released its annual priorities memo, alluding to spending cuts.
Congress Scrambles to Steer AI Development
Bipartisan lawmakers weigh legislation for the emerging technology.
New Budget Caps Dampen Outlook for Science Spending Surge
Congress will almost certainly undershoot the targets it set for science budgets last year.
NSF Doubles Budget of Its New Technology Directorate
Some scientists expressed concern that existing directorates aren’t receiving enough funding.
APS Honors Members for Outstanding Science Policy Advocacy
The 2022 winners of the 5 Sigma Physicists Award.
Biden Seeks Broad Increases to Science Budgets for Fiscal Year 2024
A standoff over federal spending limits likely awaits.
Congress Picks New Leaders for Key Science Committees
Republicans, now in control of the House, reshuffle committee heads.
APS Members Advocate for Science on Capitol Hill
Congressional Visits Day 2023
Five Science Policy Stories to Watch in 2023
The slow climb toward fusion, a rough road for science funding in a divided Congress, and more.
U.S. Science Budgets for 2023 Fall Short of CHIPS Act Ambitions
The year ahead for federal science agencies.
Science Policy Successes in 2022
APS members worked tirelessly for this year’s achievements.
Taking on Climate Change and Cryptomining Carbon Emissions
Stephanie Mack, the 2021-22 APS Congressional Science Fellow, wraps up her year in Congress.
APS Members’ Advocacy Helps CHIPS and Science Act Become Law
The law is the “most significant science legislation in more than a decade.”
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
US Revs Up Clean-Energy Campaign with Historic Climate Law
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
What Projects Should Nuclear Physics Prioritize in the Next 10 Years?
Physicists Coalition for Nuclear Threat Reduction Touts Achievements
100 colloquia and 4,000 attendees later, the coalition counts its successes.
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
US Moves to Curb Science Ties with Russia Over Ukraine Invasion
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
Biological Physics Should Be a Distinct Discipline, National Academies’ Report Says.
‘I had no idea when I would see my family again’: Scientists of Chinese Descent Recount Stories of Unjust Arrests
Months or years since they were falsely accused of Chinese espionage, damage lingers.
US Monitoring of Methane Emissions is Falling Short, Report from APS, Optica Finds
Oil and gas operations are churning out climate-warming methane—and the US must do more to fix it.
FYI: Science Policy News From AIP
Biden repeats his bid to boost science budget
APS Responds to the Crisis in Ukraine
As Russia’s assault on Ukraine continues, APS remains committed to international science and human rights.

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