A column on programs related to diversity

Fall 2014 Gazette now available online
The latest issue of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics/Committee on Minorities (CSWP/COM) Gazette is now available online. To receive a print version of the Gazette, free of charge, send your mailing address to women@aps.org

Nominations for the CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month
The CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month award recognizes female physicists who have had a positive impact on others’ 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. To make a nomination for this award, go to the CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month website.

APS Bridge Program Student Application Opens in December
The mission of the APS Bridge Program (APS-BP) is to strengthen physics in the United States by increasing the number of underrepresented minority students who receive doctoral degrees in physics. Senior undergraduate students majoring in physics are encouraged to apply to the APS Bridge Program in order to strengthen their application to graduate school. Underrepresented minorities (African American, Hispanic American, and Native American U.S. citizens or permanent residents) are encouraged to apply. The application process starts on December 1. For more information, visit the APS Bridge Program Students web page.

2015 PhysTEC Conference
Save the date! The 2015 PhysTEC Conference, the nation’s largest conference on physics teacher preparation, will be held at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront in Seattle, WA, next February 5-7. The theme of the Conference is Building Thriving Programs. It will feature a plenary talk by Ron Henderson of Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Preceding the Conference, on February 5, will be a half-day Learning Assistant Workshop.
  • Following the Conference, on February 6-8, will be a workshop on Building a Thriving Undergraduate Physics Program.
  • Conference registration will open November 5.
  • Faculty from minority-serving institutions are eligible to apply for travel grants.

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
A new email list will help share news, announcements and deadlines related to the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). To join the list, email women@aps.org with the subject “Subscription to CUWiP email list.” CUWiP also has its own LinkedIn page to help connect participants to one another and share news about the conferences. Join the Linkedin Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics group.

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November 2014 (Volume 23, Number 10)

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Fusion Research Runs into Turbulence
2014 Nobel Prizes for Advances in LEDs and Microscopy
Retrial Granted to Jailed Iranian Physicist
APS to Study Sexual and Gender Diversity Issues in Physics
APS Celebrates New and Current Fellows in the Boston Area
Letters to the Editor
The Back Page
Profiles In Versatility
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Diversity Corner
Inside the Beltway