National Mentoring Community

The APS National Mentoring Community (NMC) facilitates and supports mentoring relationships between African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students and local physics mentors. Membership in the NMC is free for both Mentors and Mentees. Learn more and join below.

Support the NMC

BEAM Fund

The Bringing Emergency Aid to Mentees (BEAM) Fund provides small grants to NMC Mentees who are facing sudden financial emergencies so that they can continue their physics studies and earn their degrees.
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DACA

A list of resources has been gathered to help DACA students navigate the educational opportunities available to them.
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NMC
NMC Mentor, Dean & Prof. Mary James, Reed College (m.) pictured with NMC Mentees, Grayson Perez (l.) and Elizabeth Arellano (r.)

My association with the APS NMC played a pivotal role in changing my attitude about supervising undergraduate research. My mentee’s first poster win, based on her summer research, was at the APS National Mentoring community meeting in Houston in 2016. Since then she has co-authored three papers with our research group, currently working on a fourth one and won a number of poster contests at various locations. She owes part of her success to her participation in the APS NMC.

– Rohana Wijewardhana, University of Cincinnati, NMC Mentor