2018 APS Bridge Program & National Mentoring Community Conference

November 16-18, 2018
Stanford University & Google HQ


APS will host a combined conference from the APS Bridge Program and National Mentoring Community. This conference will focus on strengthening mentor relationships, building firm foundations to create a successful Bridge student experience, and providing knowledge through discussions on topics such as:

  • Preparing Students for the Workforce
  • Culturally-Sensitive Mentoring Practices
  • Effective Retention Practices
  • Lessons learned from Bridge Programs
  • And more!


Registration will open in summer 2018.


The American Physical Society Bridge Program (APS-BP) and the National Mentoring Community (NMC) are efforts by APS to increase the number of physics degrees earned by underrepresented minority students, defined by the project as African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.