American Physical Society Programs

APS develops and implements a range of programs that improve physics education, impact policy makers, increase diversity, inform the public about the importance of physics, and reach out to physicists around the world.

Education Programs

Supporting physics educators and improving physics education at all levels.


International Program

Fostering international communication and scientific collaboration across nations.

International Affairs

Honors Programs

Recognizing outstanding achievements in research, education, and public service.

Honors Program

Minority Programs

Promoting the recruitment and inclusion of underrepresented minorities in physics.

Minorities in Physics

Women's Programs

Supporting the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.

Women in Physics

LGBT Programs

Providing greater inclusion, engagement, and representation for LGBT physicists.

LGBT+ Physicists

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Sharing the excitement and importance of physics with people of all ages.

Public Engagement

Public Affairs

Shaping science policy and connecting physicists with policy makers.

Government Affairs

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Facilitating ethical best practices involving physicists in education, government, and research.


Industrial Programs

Improving the visibility and service to industrial physics.

Industrial Physics


Stimulating ideas on innovation to address problems in physics and society.


Learn about careers

Helping people discover diverse career possibilities and become effective mentors.