Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session M70: Physics Outreach, Education and Society
11:15 AM–12:03 PM,
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Sponsoring Units: DCMP FED DCOMP
Chair: Jessica Thomas, American Physical Society
Abstract: M70.00003 : Scientists in Public Service: Running for office as a STEM candidate
Additional elected official presenters will be confirmed for this session by January 2020.
314 Action is the scientific community’s premier organization in electoral politics—recruiting and training scientists to run for office, uniting the community in support of STEM based candidates and working to challenge and hold accountable politicians who base policy on ideology rather than evidence.
Through its nonpartisan trainings, 314 Action has trained 1,500 scientists to run for office since 2017.
In 2018 a record number of scientists were elected to office: nine new and seven incumbent STEM Members of the 116th Congress and 35 STEM members to state legislatures across the country.
The American Physical Society (APS) is a non-profit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics.
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