The American Physical Society (APS) has selected Josh Grossman, professor of physics, to chair its Committee on Education in 2021. Grossman has served on the committee since the start of 2019. The APS Committee on Education promotes and supports the education of physics students at all levels from within the physics community and also outside the physics community. It does so by fostering broad access to high-quality physics and physical science education, supporting schools and departments in recruiting and retaining students from groups that are underrepresented in physics, encouraging the intentional mentoring of physicists as part of their education and professional development, and promoting the value of physics education and careers to the public and the government. Previously, Grossman served on and chaired the APS Committee on Membership.
The American Physical Society 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 represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.