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APS is committed to the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in physics and has spent decades working on programs to increase recruitment and retention of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American physicists.
An effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who complete bachelor’s degrees in physics.
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Encouraging African American, Native American & Hispanic American Ph.D.s
Created to measurably increase the number of physics Ph.D.s granted to underrepresented minorities over the next ten years by establishing a set of bridge programs that facilitate student transitions from undergraduate degree programs to graduate school.
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Transforming Graduate Education in Physics
IGEN is a pilot effort that brings together a half dozen selective graduate programs in physics to develop, adopt, and share inclusive practices for recruiting, admitting, and retaining women and underrepresented minorities.
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Brochure: Explore, Understand, Succeed
A brochure encouraging minority students to study physics and providing information about physics careers. If you would like to order copies of this brochure in English or Spanish, please visit the APS Store and get your copies today!
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Poster: Conquer Your Universe, Master Physics!
Aimed at minority students, this vibrant poster will encourage all students to master physics and gain a better understanding of their physical universe.
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One of the recommendations from the recent LGBT Climate in Physics report was for the APS to establish a Forum on Diversity and Inclusion that works to build a more inclusive, diverse and equitable society for all physicists including women, racial/ethnic minorities, those who identify as LGBT, persons with disabilities, and others.
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Luz is fascinated by the way optics problems relate to the real world. “There was something about lenses that made me want to study more,” she says.