A column on programs related to diversity

Pre-Meeting Professional Skills Development Workshop for Women Physicists
APS, with support from the National Science Foundation, will host two Professional Skills Development Workshops in 2015 for female physicists just before the March and April meetings. Postdoctoral associates and early to mid-career faculty and scientists are invited to apply for the March 1 workshop, and postdoctoral associates are invited to apply for the April 10 workshop.

Applicants affiliated with a U.S. institution or facility are eligible for travel and lodging funding assistance. Those needing funding assistance are encouraged to apply early. The deadlines for the workshops and a link to the online application can be found on the Professional Skills Development page.

Childcare Grants Available for APS March and April Meeting Attendees
Small grants of up to $400 are available to assist meeting attendees who are bringing small children or who incur extra expenses in leaving them at home (i.e., extra daycare or babysitting services). More information and the online application can be found on the Childcare Grants page.

APS Speakers Lists Feature Women and Minorities
Planning a colloquium series and want to include a female or minority speaker? The APS Women Speakers List and Minorities Speakers List contain names, contact information, and talk titles of physicists who are willing to give talks on a variety of subjects. The lists can be found on the Women Speakers List and Minorities Speakers List pages.

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January 2015 (Volume 24, Number 1)

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APS April Meeting Heads to Charm City
Incoming 2015 APS President: Q & A with Samuel Aronson
Top Ten Physics News Stories in 2014
Wanted: Input from Physicists on Future of Computing
Physicist Nominated to Lead Pentagon
Digital Archives Grow in Size and Usefulness
Nature Publishing Group Starts “Free to Read” Link Sharing
New Brookhaven Light Source Debuts in 2015
Directing Traffic
Letters to the Editor
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Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway
Diversity Corner
Profiles In Versatility