Student Ambassadors

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The APS Student Ambassadors program is a leadership opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students where they will learn how to advocate for themselves in professional and academic settings. Student Ambassadors will also facilitate professional development for their peers at their home institutions by participating in and sharing valuable APS resources and programs. The goal is to enable a community of students to engage with the greater physics community.

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  • Any APS undergraduate or graduate student member is eligible to become a Student Ambassador.
  • Volunteers should have at least one full year remaining in their studies when they sign up for the program.

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Roles and Responsibilities

  • Share APS resources at your home institution to provide your peers with valuable professional development opportunities.
  • Connect with students who have specific questions about APS
  • Promote opportunities to be actively involved in APS
  • Foster a community of students within APS and share your ideas so we can learn about your needs.

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  • Opportunity to attend the APS Annual Leadership Meeting
  • Exclusive activities at APS March and April Meetings
  • Training workshops in scientific presentations, self-advocacy, and academic achievement
  • Opportunities to network with practicing physicists
  • Free APS membership while serving as a student ambassador

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Please visit the Student Ambassador Engage community frequently to receive important updates. This will be your main hub to discuss ideas, discover relevant APS programs, events, and exclusive Student Ambassador workshops.

Please note that you must be a current Student Ambassador to visit this Engage community.

Student Ambassador Locations

Student Ambassadors serve institutions all over the world to help build community within their departments, inform and guide their peers on available resources, and help students connect with the greater physics community. Use the tool below to find out if there is a Student Ambassador at your school. Connect with your ambassador, or apply to represent your institution by using the application above.