Education
Hands on during one NSTA workshop APS Education programs promote excellence in science teaching and learning and in the training of the physiologists of the future.

K-12 Education

Student Awards

Awards for K-12 students with the best physiology-related research projects at local, regional, and national science fairs, including Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Judged and presented by local APS members.

Student Career Resources

Resources for K-12 students that focus on careers in physiology and other sciences. Includes biographies of physiologists, how to prepare for a science career, minority student resources, and a searchable database of institutions that grant degrees in physiology.

Teacher Fellowships and Grants

Professional development fellowships for science teachers that include research experiences, travel to APS meetings, and mini-grants to support curriculum development.

Teacher Professional Development

Professional development opportunities for science teachers provided by the APS through national teacher workshops, fellowships, online courses, and outreach events.

Education Projects

Innovative projects to support and promote excellence in K-12 science education, developed and sponsored by the APS in collaboration with other organizations.

Learning Resources

The Life Science Teaching Resource Community has thousands of peer-reviewed teaching resources for physiology and other life sciences. APS also develops teaching materials and resources collaboratively with other organizations.

Outreach Opportunities

Resources, training, and an annual nationwide awareness program, Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week in November. Teachers and APS members connect with each other to promote physiology and science to K-12 students in classrooms or informal science education settings.

Web Links

Links of interest to K-12 students and educators.

Graduate/Professional Education

Student Awards/Fellowships

Awards and fellowships for graduate students involved in physiology research or teaching.

Student Career Resources

Resources for graduate students that focus on career exploration, including biographies of physiologists, how to prepare for a science career, and a list of institutions that offer degrees in physiology.

Student Study Resources

Resources for graduate students and educators on teaching and learning physiology and other sciences.

Postdoctoral Awards/Fellowships

Awards and fellowships for postdoctoral fellows involved in physiology research or teaching.

Postdoctoral Career Resources

Resources for postdoctoral fellows that focus on how to prepare for different science careers and a list of skills needed for a successful career.

Education Projects

Projects developed in collaboration with other organizations to support and promote excellence in graduate and professional science education.

Learning Resources

Resources for teaching and learning at the graduate, professional, and postdoctoral level.

Outreach Resources

Resources for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to use in outreach efforts.

Web Links

Links of interest to graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and educators.

Minority Scientists

Student Awards/Fellowships

APS offers a number of fellowships for minority undergraduate & graduate students (travel awards, graduate fellowships, abstract-based awards, and K12 outreach fellowships) designed to provide funding, but to also offer opportunities to build professional networks. Use the links below for information on targeted awards for underrepresented students. For general awards, click on the Awards tab at the top of the page.

Postdoc Awards/Fellowships

APS offers a number of fellowships specifically for minority postdoctoral fellows – travel awards, abstract-based awards, and K-12 Outreach Fellowships – designed to not only provide funding, but to also offer opportunities to build professional networks. Use the links in Resources below to access award program information.

Faculty/Teacher Fellowships

APS offers fellowships, awards, and opportunities specifically for minority faculty and educators at minority-serving institutions. These fellowships are designed to not only provide funding but to also offer opportunities to build connections with the scientific and education communities. Use the links in Resources below to access award program information.

Career Resources

APS provides extensive online resources to help you learn more about physiology, find out what physiologists do, meet physiologists, and access useful career development tools. Issues of special interest to minority trainees and physiologists are included in the career resources section. For more information click on the Careers tab at the top of the page.

Education Projects

The APS sponsors programs which are targeted and/or include a strong focus on increasing diversity in biomedicine at all levels and/or improving K-12 science education for minority students. Many of these programs receive external funding. The links below and to the left provide additional information on these programs.

Outreach Resources

Outreach is the responsibility of every scientist. APS offers many ways to reach out to the next generation of scientists.

Publications/Reports

APS Minority Programs are regularly reviewed and evaluated for their effectiveness and impact. The links below provide access to reports, articles, webinars and other publications on diversity issues.

PAESMEM Award

White House Lauds APS for Mentoring Underrepresented Minorities in Bioscience

Web Links

Links to minority- and diversity-related organizations and meetings.

Undergraduate Education

Student Awards/Events

Awards, events, and fellowships for undergraduate students interested in physiology research.

Student Career Resources

Resources for undergraduate students that focus on career exploration, including biographies of physiologists, how to prepare for a science career, and a list of institutions that offer degrees in physiology.

Student Homework Help

Resources for undergraduate students and educators on teaching and learning physiology and other sciences.

Faculty Awards/Fellowships

Awards for undergraduate educators for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research.

Faculty Development

Courses, resources, and materials for undergraduate faculty professional development.

Education Projects

Projects developed in collaboration with other organizations to support and promote excellence in undergraduate science education.

Learning Resources

Resources for teaching and learning at the undergraduate level.

Outreach Resources

Resources for undergraduate students and teachers to use in outreach efforts.

Web Links

Links of interest to undergraduate students, researchers and educators.

Continuing Education

Professional Awards/Fellowships

Awards and fellowships for early and established career professionals involved in physiology research and teaching.

Career Resources

Resources for early and established career professionals working in physiology.

Education Projects

Projects developed in collaboration with other organizations to support and promote excellence in science education.

Learning Resources

Resources for teaching and learning at all levels.

Outreach Resources

Resources for early and established career professionals to use in outreach efforts.

Web Links

Links of interest to early and established career professionals.

Learning Resources

Education Journals

Advance your understanding of what works in the classroom with these journals centered on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Content Updates

Stay current in physiology with these resources, including free lectures, press releases, and refresher courses.

Career Development

Get a step ahead with these career development resources and sites.

Digital Libraries

Access a wide variety of learning resources and online educator communities.

Lesson Plans/Teaching Tools

Engage K-12 and undergraduate students with free lesson plans, lab activities, and teaching tools.

Publications

APS Education Reports

The APS publishes numerous reports on its education programs activities and impacts, and on the status of physiology education and careers. It also regularly publishes learning objectives for physiology courses and guides for professional development of physiology trainees.

Career Webinars

Multimedia presentations on a variety of career topics.

Journal Articles

Links to published articles on APS education programs and initiatives.

Journals & Books

Links to APS education journals and books, including Advances in Physiology Education.

Multimedia

A variety of multimedia resources for teaching.

Other Publications

Links to key reports on science and science education.
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