APS News

June 2020 (Volume 29, Number 6)

New Webinar Series for Students and Early Career Members

APS is actively working on ways to help the physics community during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to continue supporting our students and early career scientists, we have launched a new webinar series this summer. The webinars are designed to provide the information and resources you need to deal with some of the challenges this new era presents. For example, we’ll cover topics such as the impact of new visa policies on international members, best practices for conducting research safely, and navigating your career during a pandemic. Additionally, these webinars will offer attendees professional development opportunities to better prepare for future careers.

Webinars held so far and archived for viewing:

  • May 13: Building Your Professional Path During COVID by Crystal Bailey, Head of Careers
  • May 19: International Students & the APS Response to the Pandemic by Francis Slakey, Chief Government Affairs Officer, and Amy Flatten, Director of International Affairs
  • May 28: Panel: Adjusting Lab Practices During a Pandemic, organized by the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA) and Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS) leadership, with panelists from academia and national labs

Summer Webinar Series graphic

We also surveyed the members of FGSA and FECS in May about professional development topics they might be interested in pursuing. Taking into consideration the results of the survey and feedback from members, we will be offering webinars on preparing and applying for positions in academia, industry, and national laboratories; on publishing your research in peer-reviewed journals; and on conducting virtual workshops on negotiation, communication, mentor/mentee training, and other topics.

For more information, please visit our webpage and sign up for the email list to learn about upcoming webinars. All recent webinars can also be found on the same page. Additionally, if you would like to see a topic we did not list, please email us at careers@aps.org.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Leah Poffenberger
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

June 2020 (Volume 29, Number 6)

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APS President Sends Letter to House Science Committee Regarding COVID-19 Policy Initiatives
The APS Forum on Education
Physicists Mobilize to Combat Coronavirus
Exploring the Cosmos with Nobel Laureates
Going Deep into Black Holes
Supporting Early Career Physicists Virtually
New Webinar Series for Students and Early Career Members
Education and Diversity News
This Month in Physics History
International Affairs
Office of Government Affairs
FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
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