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Register Now for the Fall Session of Adopt-a-Physicist!

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 14:44

This item is posted on behalf of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma:

If you have a degree in physics at any level, enjoy sharing your story with students, and have a little bit of free time this fall, consider participating in Adopt-a-Physicist, a free program for high-school physics classes hosted by the physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma.

Adopt-a-Physicist connects high school physics students to real physics graduates who are willing to share their stories. Working in areas ranging from particle physics research to freelance writing, the participating physicists embody a huge range of careers, backgrounds, interests, and educational levels. Adopt-a-Physicist connects classes with the physicists of their choice through online discussion forums that are active for a set three-week period. Each physicist can only be "adopted" by up to three classes, making lively, in-depth discussions possible. For more details on the program, browse the physicist packet.

Fall 2013 Schedule:

  • Physicist Registration: Now – 4 October (or until full)
  • Teachers adopt physicists: 9 October – 18 October
  • Discussion forums open: 22 October 22 – 8 November

For more information on Adopt-a-Physicist, visit or send an email to

Thank you!

— Kendra Redmond
Manager of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs
American Institute of Physics, Education Division

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer
American Astronomical Society (AAS)