Education & Diversity

Promoting People in Physics



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Physics Teachers Education Coalition (PhysTEC)

  • National models for educating high school physics teachers at 29 supported sites
  • Coalition of over 280 institutions
  • More than doubled the number of teachers graduating from supported sites

Education Conferences

  • PhysTEC Annual Conference
  • Graduate Education in Physics
  • Department Chairs Conferences
  • New Faculty Workshop
  • Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program

Posters and Brochures

Activities and Programs


  • Ethics education
  • Mentoring seminar
  • High school physics lessons
  • Teacher Education in Physics: Research, Curriculum and Practice

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  • Increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minorities in the U.S.
  • Establish bridge programs to help students prepare for doctoral studies
  • Promote and disseminate successful program components

APS Minority Scholarship

  • Nearly 500 recipients since 1980
  • 51% earned a bachelor's degree in physics
  • 21% earned a bachelor's degree in another STEM field

Support for Students & Professionals

  • Site visits to assess climate for women and minorities
  • Awards for outstanding female and minority researchers
  • Travel grants for women and minority colloquium speakers
  • Workshops on negotiation and communication skills for women

APS Meeting Events

  • Sessions highlighting issues affecting women, minority and LGBT+ physicists
  • Receptions and networking events


  • Newsletter on diversity issues
  • Posters, brochures, and social media platforms to support diversity
  • Online database of female friendly graduate programs for students considering graduate school

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