Registration Open for the APS Bridge Program Summer Meeting
The APS Bridge Program Summer Meeting will bring together experts to discuss efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who receive PhDs in physics. The meeting will be held June 27-29, 2013 at the American Center for Physics in College Park, MD. Workshops, panel discussions, and presentations will address topics such as: mentoring, bridge program logistics, cultivating faculty/administrative support, and building a sense of community for students.

The conference is designed for faculty, administrators, and students from prospective and existing bridge program sites, as well as others who might be interested.

2014 CUWiP Sites Announced
The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) will take place at eight sites around the country in 2014. More details about these conferences will be released in late summer 2013. The sites are:
Florida State University     Louisiana State University
Penn State University         Stony Brook University
University of Chicago        University of Maryland/NIST
University of Utah              U.C. Berkeley

Nominations for the CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month
In January 2012 the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) began a program to highlight exceptional female physicists. The CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month award recognizes female physicists who have positively impacted other individuals’ lives and careers. Each CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month is featured on the Women in Physics website (, announced in the Gazette, and recognized at a reception at an APS national meeting.

Nomination is easy: email a three-paragraph statement explaining why the physicist you are nominating is worthy to

Follow APS Diversity on Twitter
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Download the Women in Physics InSight Slide Show
Physics InSight is a series of slide shows designed to inform and excite undergraduates about physics. Download a slide show focused on women in physics.

Spring 2013 Gazette is Available Online
The Gazette is the newsletter of the APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) and the Committee on Minorities (COM). Items featured in the Gazette include updates on CSWP and COM activities and programs, book reviews, statistical reports, and articles on programs designed to increase the participation of women and minorities in science. Read it here:

Join the Gazette mailing list by emailing your name and postal address to; you do not have to be an APS member to receive the Gazette.

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Editor: Alan Chodos
Staff Science Writer: Michael Lucibella

May 2013 (Volume 22, Number 5)

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Articles in this Issue
AIP Reorganizes its Publishing Operations
Brinkman Looks Back on Good Science and Tough Decisions
APS Launches New Prize and New Award With Nominations Due by July First
Attendees Flock to Annual PhysTEC Conference
Parsing the Data About Women in Physics
A Year of Progress for LGBT+ in Physics
Organic-Based Flow Batteries Could Enable Renewables
New System Could Send Entangled Photons into Space
Letters to the Editor
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Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Inside the Beltway
Diversity Corner
Profiles in Versatility