Education & Outreach

AVS promotes communication, dissemination of knowledge, recommended practices, research, and education in a broad range of technologically relevant topics. The Society conducts various local and national educational programs for engineers, scientists and technicians and supports numerous outreach activities aimed at teacher enhancement and student science awareness and education. Through these various outreach programs, AVS is able to share the collective individual expertise of its members with practicing professionals, students, schools, and science teachers.

AVS Short Courses

AVS short courses provide training for technicians, scientists, and engineers in three broad categories: Vacuum and Equipment Technology; Materials and Interface Characterization; and Materials Processing. Courses are scheduled regionally throughout the year or can be customized and taught onsite at your facility. more

AVS Science Educators Workshop

The AVS Science Educators’ Workshop is a fully CEU accredited 2-day pedagogical workshop on low-pressure experiments and modeling for  high school science teachers. Attendees' travel is sponsored by regional Chapters of the AVS. more

AVS Career Services

Connect with skilled job seekers and top companies in physics, engineering, vacuum science, and technology. more

Professional Outreach Activities

Each year the Professional Leadership Committee hosts several outreach events at the AVS International Symposium and Exhibition. Presentations from some of these events are available below.

Town Hall Meeting: Federal Funding & Research Opportunities

JVST Writers Workshop Webinar