A column on programs related to diversity

2016 APS CUWiP Sites Announced
APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional meetings for female undergraduate physics majors. The 2016 conferences will be held January 15-17, 2016, at nine regional sites.
  • Black Hills State University
  • University of California, San Diego
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ohio State University
  • Old Dominion University/Jefferson Lab
  • Oregon State University
  • Syracuse University
  • University of Texas, San Antonio
  • Wesleyan University

For more information, please visit the CUWiP website.

M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship
APS is now accepting applications for the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship. This award is intended to enable women to resume physics research careers after an interruption. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the M. Hildred Blewett Fellowship page.

Nominate a Women or Minority for an APS Honor
If you make a nomination for an APS prize or award or for APS Fellowship, please keep in mind possible women or minority candidates.

The criterion for election to Fellowship and further information on the Fellowship nomination process can be found online at the APS Fellows page.

For information on nominating an APS member for APS prizes and awards, please visit the Nomination Guidelines page.

Physics Department Climate Site Visits
APS has a long-standing interest in improving the climate in physics departments for underrepresented minorities and women. The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) and the Committee on Minorities both sponsor site visit programs.

For more information on the Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit Program, visit the Site Visits web page.

For more information on the Climate for Minorities in Physics Site Visit Program, visit the Minorities Site Visits page.

Update Your Department’s Female-Friendly Graduate Program Survey
CSWP has facilitated the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics that should be helpful to those interested in assessing the climate for women at various graduate schools. You can find department responses to a short series of questions at the Assessing Graduate Programs web page.

All responses are self-reported by department chairs (or their assignees). To update your university’s responses, please contact women@aps.org.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella
Art Director and Special Publications Manager: Kerry G. Johnson
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

March 2015 (Volume 24, Number 3)

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Articles in this Issue
APS Names its First Chief Executive Officer
Early Fumbles in “DeflateGate”
Smartphones in the Classroom Help Students See Inside the Black Box
APS Fellow Alan Alda Brings Science to Life
Balancing Freedom of Information and Academic Freedom
President Proposes Increased Science Funding
APS Outreach Mini-Grants Marked by Wide Range of Projects
Historic Preservation for the Atomic Age
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Diversity Corner
Profiles in Versatility
APS Committee on International Freedom of Scientists
Inside the Beltway
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