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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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