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To stimulate interest and excitement in non-academic career paths in physics, and to expose students, faculty, and physics graduates to a variety of cutting-edge physics problems encountered throughout a successful industrial or other non-academic career.
To recognize and encourage outstanding work by physicists combining original research accomplishments with leadership in the management of research or development in industry.
The purpose of the prize is to recognize excellence in the industrial application of physics, and thereby to publicize the value of physics in industry, to encourage physics research in industry, and to enhance students' awareness of and interest in the role of physics in commercial product development. The Prize consists of $10,000 and a certificate citing the contribution for which the Prize was awarded. In addition, an allowance is made for the expenses incurred by the recipient(s) to attend the APS meeting at which the Prize is presented. The APS Prize will be presented in odd-numbered years, with the first Prize awarded in 2009. This prize is supported by a grant from the General Motors Corporation.
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding student papers on industrial applications of physics submitted to a sorting category or a focus session sponsored or co-sponsored by the Forum on Industrial & Applied Physics (FIAP) at the APS March meeting.