American Physical Society

50,000 members
Education staff lead: Theodore Hodapp, hodapp@aps.org
http://www.aps.org
APS MISSION STATEMENT

  • Be the leading voice for physics and an authoritative source of physics information for the advancement of physics and the benefit of humanity
  • Provide effective programs in support of the physics community and the conduct of physics
  • Collaborate with national scientific societies for the advancement of science, science education and the science community
  • Cooperate with international physical societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration
  • Promote an active, engaged, and diverse membership, and support the activities of its units and members

Education and Diversity

Physics Teacher Education Coalition
http://www.phystec.org

The mission of PhysTEC is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers.

Department Chairs Meetings
http://www.aps.org/programs/education/conferences/chairs/

The American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers jointly organize the Physics Department Chairs Conference. This conference is part of a series of conferences that have been organized biennially for the past three decades. Conferences are now organized annually. Topics are assembled by chairs and a steering committee including leadership from both APS and AAPT.

Education Conferences
http://www.aps.org/programs/education/conferences

APS sponsors a number of conferences and workshops on a variety of educational topics. These were stand-alone meetings, typically held at our headquarters building in College Park, MD. Past conference topics include:

Premier Contribution to Faculty Development

New Faculty Workshop
http://www.aapt.org/Conferences/newfaculty/nfw.cfm

Additional Undergraduate Education Activities of APS

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