APS News

October 1998 (Volume 7, Number 9)


Centennial: Once Every Hundred Years
APS will celebrate its 100th anniversary at the Centennial Meeting in March 1999.
Centennial: Special Events
Descriptions of exciting events occurring at the Centennial meeting
Centennial: Unit Exhibits
Almost all of the APS units, as well as three standing committees, are developing topical exhibits for the APS Centennial Meeting.
Centennial: The Historical BAPS
Some surprising facts gleaned from the last century of the BAPS archives.
Centennial: A Century of Physics
1955-1965: Connections
Centennial: Special Features
Centennial Publications and Plenary Speakers
World's Top Science Students Gathered in Dallas for 1998 ISEF
More than $2 million in scholarships and prizes were awarded to some of the world's brightest high school science and engineering students at the 1998 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), some of which were sponsored by the APS and AAPT.
APS Awards Scholarships to Minority Undergrads
The APS has awarded corporate-sponsored scholarships for the 1998-1999 academic year to 30 minority students who are majoring, or plan to major, in physics
Bill Phillips To Be Honored at DLS' ILS-XIV
William D. Phillips of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has won the 1998 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.


Combating 'Science Anxiety' in the Classroom
Art Hobson shares six useful suggestions for helping students overcome their aversion to physics.
Zero Tolerence for 'Zero Gravity' — Renormalization of Bloopers — The High Cost of Tenure — Why God Never Got Tenure —
The Back Page
Adventures of a Scientist in TV Land


Zero Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
APS News T-Shirt/Bumper Sticker Slogan Contest Finalists

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