APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance

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The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.

Join our team of physics organizations as we unite to transform the culture of physics.
An IDEA for Physics Organizations
APS-IDEA Virtual Meeting
Meet the Steering Committee

Apply to Join the APS-IDEA Network

Team applications to join our network are currently closed. Due to overwhelming interest, we're unable to accept any more applications through the end of 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions: If you have questions about the initiative, see the FAQs page.

Participating APS-IDEA teams

How APS-IDEA Works

Our vision is that as a result of collective efforts, physics and related fields will become more inclusive of all social identities, with a diversity reflective of the nation, and with an equitable distribution of opportunities and resources.

The network will provide a supportive environment to:

  • exchange ideas, information, and experiences
  • deepen knowledge of research and effective practices
  • develop or improve EDI strategic plans
  • discuss various EDI initiatives and reports from physics and related disciplines
  • learn about theories of change
  • begin planning IDEA’s programs

This is achieved through guiding principles of:

  • centering people whose identities are marginalized
  • utilizing sensemaking, including creating brave spaces
  • implementing research-based transformational methods
  • sharing leadership across levels; from students up to faculty

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Benefits for Your Organization

APS-IDEA members benefit from shared community ideas and support, online access to resources, and facilitation to accelerate team results.

With help, you can prepare a realistic 10-year sustainable plan for improving EDI, and set your department up to be recognized as a leader for its efforts and successes.

Together, let’s expand inclusion and belonging in physics.

If you have any questions, please contact idea@aps.org.

This project is sponsored by the APS Innovation Fund and the AIP Diversity Action Fund.