APS Chapters Pilot Program

The American Physical Society (APS) is piloting a new structure to support graduate students, postdocs, and early career scientists. This effort, APS Chapters, launched a pilot effort in fall 2020, and is looking toward expanding in 2021. APS Chapters hope to support its members with the tools to succeed as 21st century professionals, by facilitating an inclusive and equitable community structure, within which individuals will have opportunities to engage in professional development, networking, and advocacy/policy issues, etc.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 16, 2021.

Mission Statement

APS Chapters seek to support the development of graduate students and early-career individuals as colleagues and future leaders. To achieve these goals and build cohesive communities that will strengthen the discipline, we will:

  • Develop opportunities for networking and for career and professional development
  • Empower individuals to build and promote inclusive and equitable communities
  • Support learning and practice for all, including those from underrepresented groups
  • Inform and facilitate engagement on policy issues impacting the profession

Participating Institutions

  • Drexel University
  • Florida State University
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Central Florida

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Farah Dawood
APS Chapters Program Manager