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Professional Organizations

Being a part of one or more of these organizations can broaden your network and expand the resources available to you.

American Association of Physics Teachers

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) was established with the fundamental goal of ensuring the "dissemination of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching”. The association is a professional membership association of scientists dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

There are strong ties between the organization and the department. The department is active in the PhysTEC program and other initiatives of the AAPT.


American Physical Society

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS is the second largest physics organization representing over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Being a member of the organization provides access to a wealth of information for example on careers in physics, programs and conferences. The department is active in the PhysTEC and the APS Bridge Program initiatives of the American Physical Society.


National Society of Black Physicists

The National Society of Black Physicists seeks to "promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large. The organization seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for African Americans in physics and to increase their numbers and visibility of their scientific work."


National Society of Hispanic Physicists

The National Society of Hispanic Physicists seeks to "promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large. The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics."