APS Bridge Program receives NSF Support
As reported in the October APS News, the NSF recently awarded APS $3 million in funding over the next five years to launch the APS Bridge Program, a national program designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degrees in physics. The program requests proposals for new bridge sites to develop proposals for such projects. Initial proposals are due November 16th.
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Deadline Approaching for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
November 15 is the last day to apply for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
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New Effective Practices in Teacher Education: Call for Proposals
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, the APS, and the American Association of Physics Teachers announce a call for manuscript proposals for a new peer-reviewed book entitled Effective Practices in Preservice Physics Teacher Education: Recruitment, Retention, and Preparation. This book seeks to provide a practical guide to innovative, state-of-the-art programs, and will include papers and case studies covering a wide variety of topics in preservice teacher education. Manuscript proposals are due February 1, 2013. 
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Minority Scholarship Application Process Begins
The APS is once again pleased to announce its Scholarships for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors. African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students who are college freshmen or sophomore physics majors, and who are US citizens or permanent residents are invited to apply. The online application deadline is February 4, 2013. Awards are $2000 and $3000 per academic year. 
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2012 Professional Skills Development Workshops for Women
The APS, with support from NSF, will host in 2013 two Professional Skills Development Workshops for female physicists. Postdoctoral associates and early-career faculty and scientists are invited to apply for the March 17, 2013 workshop in Baltimore, MD. Postdoctoral associates and senior-level faculty and scientists are invited to apply for the April 12, 2013 workshop in Denver, CO. Senior graduate students are also welcome to apply.

Applicants affiliated with a US institution/facility are eligible for travel and lodging funding consideration. Those needing funding assistance are encouraged to apply early.
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Registration Open for 2013 PhysTEC Conference
The 2013 PhysTEC conference will be held March 16-17, 2013 in Baltimore, MD, immediately preceding the APS March Meeting.
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Childcare Grants for APS Spring Meeting Attendees
Grants of up to $400 are available for APS March and April Meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (e.g., extra daycare or babysitting services).
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Funding for Undergraduates to Attend APS Meetings
A limited number of $200 and $1000 travel supplements are available for undergraduate students presenting at the 2013 APS March and April meetings. Students must submit their abstracts by the meeting deadlines, which are November 9, 2012 for the March Meeting, and January 11, 2013 for the April Meeting. Students will also be invited to take part in Future of Physics Days (FPD), which include special events that are planned over the course of the meetings to enable undergraduates to meet their peers, share their research results with other physicists, and begin building a network among fellow physicists.
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Editor: Alan Chodos

November 2012 (Volume 21, Number 10)

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APS Delegation Fosters Closer Ties with China
Quantum Wizardry Wins Nobel Recognition
Preprint Policies Sow Confusion
Buckley Prize Receives Major Donation from Taiwanese Company
Mid-Atlantic Section Helps APS Cover the Map
Ig Nobel Research is Serious, After All
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