Forum on Outreach & Engaging the Public

FOEP’s goal is to increase the public’s awareness of physics by providing a forum within APS for the large number of physicists currently involved in a diverse array of outreach and public engagement activities. FOEP fosters the development and dissemination of outreach activities such as blogging, multimedia, video, pop culture, popularizations, press relations, politics, “amateur” and distributed science, science cafes, and public shows and lectures. The Forum organizes and sponsors sessions at the March and April APS meetings and will issue a semiannual newsletter. FOEP seeks nominees for the Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach as well as for APS Fellowship.


To join FOEP at no cost prior to renewing your APS membership, send an email to with your request to add FOEP to your membership.

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FOEP wants you! For the APS March and April meetings, you can submit an additional abstract about your outreach activities that is in addition to your subject talk.


News and Announcements

The Latest FOEP Newsletter Is Available
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APS News article on incorporating outreach into a physics career