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APS Outreach Programs for Minorities and Women at a Glance

Colloquium Speakers Lists of Women and Minorities in Physics, available online and in hard copy, list the names and talk titles of women and minority physicists, indexed by field and state.

Travel Grants for Minority and Women Speakers Programs. The APS provides small grants to physics departments to fund visits by minority and women colloquium speakers. Funding is still available for the 1997-1998 academic year.

The Gazette is the official newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), featuring updates on CSWP activities and programs, book reviews, statistical reports, and articles on programs designed to increase the participation of women and girls in science.

The Roster of Women and Minorities in Physics lists the names and qualifications of over 4000 women and minorities in physics. It serves as the mailing list for CSWP and the Committee on Minorities (COM) publications, and is also widely used by prospective employers to identify women and minority physicists for job openings.

Improving the Climate for Minority/Women in Physics Site Visits. Through this program, teams of minority/women physicists visit physics departments to assess the climate for minorities/women in the departments, and to make recommendations to improve the climate for minority/women undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

WIPHYS (Women in Physics) Internet List. Over 750 subscribers from around the world network, exchange advice, and discuss issues of interest to women in physics on WIPHYS. The Internet Archive of the Contributions of Women to Physics documents citations of women who have made original and important contributions to physics this century. The Edward A. Bouchet Award. A lectureship/award meant to enhance the visibility and awareness of outstanding minority physicists to peers and minority students. COM Symposia. At both the March and April meetings, COM organizes invited sessions during which minority physicists give technical talks.

CSWP/COM Receptions. COM and CSWP usually hold a joint networking reception at both the April and March APS meetings, during which they publicize their programs and projects.