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Physics Professional Associations

Professional Associations are a great source of information about internships, career pathways, conferences, scholarships, opportunities to meet people in your field, and a whole host of career-related topics. Usually associations will provide a discounted membership rate for students enrolled in college.


Acoustical Society of America

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Association of Physicists in Medicine

American Astronomical Society

American Institute of Physics

American Mathematical Society

American Meteorological Society

American Nuclear Society

American Physical Society

American Society for Testing and Materials

Association for Women in Science

The Biophysical Society

Federation of American Scientists

The Geophysical Union

The International Association for Science, Technology and Society

International Astronomical Union

Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences

Institute of Physics

Laser Institute of America

Microscopy Society of America

National Academy of Science

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Optical Society of America

Radiological Society of North America

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science


American Association of Physics Teachers

Physics Teacher Education Coalition

Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

The Association for Science Teacher Education

National Science Teaching Association

National Association for Research in Science Teaching

School Science and Mathematics Association


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