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APS FECS Physical Electronics Conference Mini-Grants Application deadline:  May 1st, 2022 11:59pm EST Application form: https://forms.gle/FPN8vNSdRyV8LTjYA In order to support early-career physicists, FECS will be awarding some Meeting Mini-Grants to cover the cost of registration up to $200, which is the Early Career early registration rate for in-person attendance. In order to receive that low rate, you must register for the meeting by the early registration deadline of May 1st, 2022. More information on the 2022 Physical Electronics Conference: https://sites.google.com/view/pec-loyola-2022/ To be considered, applicants must be recent Ph.D. recipients ...
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We're super excited for the 2022 March Meeting and we at FECS have prepared a program of some excellent events focusing on the unique interests of early career scientists. Also keep an eye out for our table somewhere in the hallways. I hope to see you there! Monday B13. (Invited) Policies and Postdocs: Early-Career Perspectives on How Public Policy Affects Scientists and How Scientists Can Affect Public Policy 11:30am - 2:30pm CT McCormick Place W-183A (and live stream) Early career scientists don’t live in a vacuum; we interact with policies made everywhere from APS to universities to federal agencies and even Congress. These interactions ...
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Dear FECS members, We are reaching out to share with you the APS statement on the invasion of Ukraine. FECS wholeheartedly supports APS' condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine and we stand with the Ukrainian people, especially the community of physicists, scholars, and scientists in Ukraine. If you are personally affected by this crisis and would like to reach out, please do not hesitate to contact our chair ( @Adam A Iaizzi ) or international affairs officer ( @Mehmet Dogan ). FECS Executive Committee --------------------------------------------------------- APS Condemns the Invasion of Ukraine The American Physical Society (APS) condemns ...
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Dear FECS community, Congratulations to Dr. Alex Frano, the winner of the FECS Diversity & Inclusion Award! Dr. Frano is on faculty at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), and he has dedicated passionate efforts to increase diversity in his department and across physics as a discipline. As a Latino scientist with a tumultuous background full of obstacles, he uses his story as inspiration to students who come from severely underprivileged backgrounds. His many efforts to help these students span mentorship, support and guidance structures, outreach activities and international collaborations. He is a participant and leader in many mentorship ...
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FECS APS April Meeting Mini Grants Application deadline: February 11, 2022 11:59pm EST Application form: https://forms.gle/Z7JVsLc13vctF8oq5 In order to support early career physicists, FECS will be awarding some April Meeting Mini Grants to cover the cost of registration up to $340, which is the Early Career early registration rate for in-person attendance. In order to receive that low rate, you must register for the meeting by the early registration deadline of February 28, 2022. More information on the 2022 April Meeting: https://april.aps.org/ To be considered, applicants must be recent PhD recipients (past 5 years), present a poster or talk at the ...
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FECS APS March Meeting Mini Grants Application deadline: January 18, 2022 11:59pm EST Application form is here:  https://forms.gle/ LYy3VBYdKZJkqmkS9   In order to support early career physicists, FECS is again running a "mini grant" program to cover the cost of registration (up to $340). Note: in order to receive that low rate, you must register for the meeting by the early bird deadline of January 25, 2022. More information on the 2022 March Meeting: https://march.aps.org/ To be considered, applicants must be recent PhD recipients (past 5 years), present a poster or talk at the meeting, and be current members of the APS ...
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April Meeting Mini-Grants Kevin Ludwick, Treasurer Hey FECS members, just wanted to highlight our winners of the April Meeting Mini-Grant for 2021. Since the winners were originally announced, the list of winners who accepted the award has changed, so the corrected list is below. Once again, congratulations! Look out for an announcement of the Diversity & Inclusion Award winner soon! For this year’s April Meeting, FECS offered mini-grants to cover the registration fee for selected applicants.  Applicants had to be FECS members, recent PhD recipients (past 5 years), and present a poster or talk at the meeting.  Women, underrepresented minorities, and candidates ...
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The following is an article from the Spring 2021 FECS newsletter available here. Brief insights from the Fall 2020 APS FECS survey by @Wennie Wang , FECS Member-at-Large  In the Fall of 2020, members of the APS FECS were invited to participate in a survey with the aim to gather recommendations on what FECS should focus on for future meetings and resources and to gauge the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on members’ work experiences.  Of the over four thousand members in FECS, we received 170 responses. As an incentive, we gave away $50 Amazon gift cards to five randomly selected, anonymized participants.  Below are brief highlights from the survey. ...
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31.03.00 FECS Postdoctoral Poster Competition   Early career scientists! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your work and engage with your peers!   The Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) is hosting a poster competition for postdoctoral researchers at the APS March Meeting 2022. An award for the "Best Poster" will consist of a $500 prize and a certificate; runners-up will receive a certificate and $100. Note: if you submit an abstract to this session you may still submit another abstract for an ordinary session (for a total of two abstracts).   Eligibility: Abstracts are accepted in any topic covered by ...
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Forum for Early Career Scientists   Deadline for nominations for open Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) positions has been extended to Friday, September 24. Thank you for your continuing support of FECS. In these uncertain times, we continue to promote the interests of early career scientists at the APS and within our community. This notice opens the nomination period for elections to the FECS Executive Committee for terms beginning in 2022. This year, five positions are open for nomination . This includes a call for FECS’ first elected Councilor—a position that represents ...
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NSF Director Explains Vision for Science Agency in APS News In the June edition of APS News, National Science Foundation (NSF) Director Sethuraman Panchanathan discusses his vision for the science agency, including its role in supporting research and training the future STEM workforce. Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer, and NSF’s 15 th director, after being confirmed by the US Senate on June 18, 2020. Additionally, he is a leader in science, engineering, and education with more than three decades of experience. Read about his vision for NSF here . #FeaturedNews ​
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In recent days and weeks, we have witnessed horrible developments of violence occurring with increasing frequency in the U.S. against Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). On March 16, eight people were killed in Georgia, six of whom were Asian women . As FECS, we are deeply heartbroken by these murders and share in the collective mourning during this time. Nobody should ever be the victim of such targeted murderous violence. We all have the right to go about our daily lives and feel safe, without the fear of harassment or attack. These heinous murders come at a time when Asian people are already experiencing increasing numbers of hate crimes ...
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Possibly of interest to our members: During the March Meeting, APS is holding a job expo which is free, even if you are not registered for the meeting! Time/date: Tues-Thurs 12-3pm central time From APS: The Job Expo is a recruiting event organized by the American Physical Society (APS) to put employers in touch with job seekers, many of whom have recently graduated or are nearing completion of their degrees. Through the platform Gather.Town, employers and job seekers will be able to interact with each other through video chats and other great and exciting ways that are simple, yet effective. You are not required to register for the general APS ...
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Congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) March Meeting Mini Grants! To support early career scientists in attending the March (and April) meetings, FECS offered mini "travel" grants to cover the cost of registering for the 2021 virtual March Meeting. Take a look at the remarkable work they are presenting at this week's APS March Meeting! The winners*: Olga Shishkov  -- University of Colorado Boulder A14.00011 : Analysis of the internal structure of honeybee swarms with x-ray CT Mon. 3/15, 10:48 AM–11:00 AM CDT Bhaskarjyoti Sarma -- Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati C24.00003 : Capillary ...
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The APS virtual March meeting is just around the corner! Although we are not meeting in person, FECS will spare no effort on ensuring a meeting that is as successful as before. We are hosting the following three invited sessions to highlight the contributions from early career scientists in science, industry, and international collaboration:  Session E58: What Do Early-Career Physicists Do? A Diversity of Career Options (co-host with FIAP)  Time: 8:00 AM–11:00 AM (central time), Tuesday, March 16, 2021 View in APS Bulletin Invited speakers: Monica Cheng, Amazon  Calvin J Patel, Morgan Stanley  Yue Zhang, Facebook Inc  Maika ...
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APS has released a new   report   that provides recommendations to strengthen the nation’s STEM workforce, including building research capacity among emerging research institutions (ERIs), establishing a clear path for international talent to study and work in the US, confronting hostile work environments, and addressing the shortage of qualified STEM teachers. Titled “Building America’s STEM Workforce: Eliminating Barriers and Unlocking Advantages,” the report examines both domestic and international challenges and opportunities. It synthesizes a range of public data and reports—complemented with surveys of physics department chairs and APS ...
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Register now for the virtual 2021 APS Annual Leadership Meeting! APS President Sylvester Jim Gates, Jr. and APS CEO Jonathan Bagger invite you to join us  virtually   on Thursday, February 4 and Saturday, February 6 for the APS Annual Leadership Meeting. Registration is free; APS membership is not required. Please share with anyone who might be interested. [Register now] We think you will be particularly interested in attending: Saturday, February 6 Communicating Science to Nonscientists in Post-Election & Post-Pandemic World America 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET Alan Alda, Stony Brook University, founder of Alan Alda Center ...
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In its ongoing battle to ensure that international students and scholars can study and work in the US, APS has filed a   Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)   request with the US State Department, asking for the rationale behind the revocation of more than 1,000 visas impacting Chinese students identified in comments from Department of Homeland Security officials. The action stems from a May 29, 2020 proclamation from the Trump Administration that blocks Chinese graduate students, post-docs, and visiting researchers affiliated with China’s “military-civil fusion strategy” from entering the US on an F or J visa. ”The premise of that proclamation: China is using ...
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Hello and welcome to your new unit website! APS has been hard at work revamping your current unit site and is excited to introduce your new online unit community — a member benefit powered by APS Engage . In keeping in line with APS’s strategic plan , this new site will not only serve our members, but will also serve the greater physics community as well. It will allow you to interact with other unit members beyond in-person meetings, share and discuss content relevant to your field of study and interests, and create a shared repository of useful resources. The site features: a community discussion board a unit community library a unit directory ...
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