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A guide to careers in the field of Physics
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Associations and Networking

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
    AAST is dedicated to enhancing and improving physics education. AAST maintains a calendar of events, hold semi-annual conferences, maintains an online member database and publishes two scholarly journals.
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP)
    AIP is a "society of societies" as it is affiliated with numerous other physics and science associations. AIP provides numerous resources to students and working professionals including scholarships, a job bank, access to publications, and awards several prizes.
  • American Physical Society (APS)
    APS is focused on disseminating physics research and innovations. APS provides members with networking opportunities and resources and membership in several reciprocal societies.
  • Society of Physics Students (SPS)
    The Society of Physics Students is specifically tailored to meet the needs of students. Besides physics students, members may also include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics and medicine.


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