|COPUS Student Hub
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The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) is a growing grassroots network of universities, scientific societies, science centers and museums, government agencies, advocacy groups, media, schools, educators, businesses, and industry—basically, anyone who cares about science and is concerned about national scientific literacy. All participants agree to the following characterization of science:
• Science is a way of learning about what is in the natural world and how it works
• Science involves a process for testing ideas
• Science proposes broad natural explanations for how the natural world works
and tests those explanations by making observations of the natural world
• Scientific explanations must be predictive and hence, falsifiable or testable
• Science is an intellectual and social endeavor
|Goals of COPUS
• To develop a shared appreciation of science and its contributions to the
quality of life.
• To inform and engage the public in and about science, its process and nature.
• To make science more accessible to everyone .
To find out more about COPUS or the COPUS Student Hub, email Kendra Rand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year of Science 2009 (YoS09)
physics and technology, including
the 130th birthday of Albert Einstein, born March 14, 1897;
and Pi Day, also on March 14th!
Astronomy. Visit the YoS09 website to meet physicists, explore physics and astronomy, see connections between physics and society, and to get involved in some science! And don't miss the Fun Zone.
YoS09 Website | YoS09 Celebrates Physics | Yos09 Physics Fun Zone
COPUS and its participants lead the way in the celebration of the Year of Science 2009 (YoS09)—a national, year-long celebration of science to engage the public and improve public understanding about how science works, why it matters, and who scientists are.
• International Year of Astronomy
Other community wide celebrations of science in 2009 include:
• International Year of Planet Earth