Preparing Future Physicists

We support physics departments, faculty, and K-12 teachers in preparing the next generation of physics students, physicists, and educators.

Higher education physics departments

Resources to help department leaders build inclusive, resilient physics programs that can weather change and prepare the next generation of physicists.

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A welcoming community working to transform physics by enacting strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The APS Bridge Program addresses diversity gaps by providing pathways to graduate school for students from underrepresented groups.

The EP3 Guide, created through partnership between APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers, contains actionable practices and resources to support a thriving physics department.

A partnership of APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers, working together to address the national shortage of physics teachers.

This partnership between APS, the American Association of Physics Teachers, and the American Astronomical Society is a professional development program for physics and astronomy faculty focused on effective and inclusive teaching practices.

Dramatically increasing the number of physical science doctoral degrees earned by Black, Latino, and Indigenous students.

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Explore rewarding careers as a high school physics teacher.

Mentoring programs

Mentoring programs are mutually beneficial, with mentees receiving guidance and support to advance their educations and careers, and mentors guiding the next generation of physicists.
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K-12 and undergraduate education

APS provides engaging learning resources as well as networking opportunities for K-12 teachers and undergraduate educators.

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Physicists To-Go connects scientists and educators to bring the wonders of physics to K-12 and college classrooms worldwide.

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Introduce students to basic physics concepts through fun classroom experiments.

A worldwide community of teachers, researchers, and professional societies working to inspire young women to pursue physics in college.

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PhysPort is a website from our partner the American Association of Physics Teachers that provides research-based resources for teaching physics.

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Physics education statistics

Track demographics of physics graduates and undergraduates to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field and its growth.
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Fostering professional development and leadership opportunities in physics for graduate and postdoc women and gender minorities.

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These conferences empower physics undergraduate women and gender minorities to explore career and education opportunities.

The EPIC report and PIPELINE project detail new approaches to teaching innovation and entrepreneurship in physics.

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If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.