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The APS Bridge Program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities who earn a Ph.D. in physics. Applications for fall 2016 are now available. African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in physics are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility Requirements: Underrepresented minorities who will complete or have already completed a bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related field and plan to pursue a physics doctoral degree are eligible.
The APS CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas. Learn more at the CUWiP website.
The APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The APS National Mentoring Community (NMC) provides support for successful mentoring relationships with undergraduate students who are underrepresented minorities in physics. Visit the NMC webiste to register for free as an NMC mentor and then invite a student to join as a mentee through the program. If you are an NMC participant or simply wish to learn more about the NMC, please join us for an informal get-together on Sunday, March 13 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the 2016 APS March Meeting in Baltimore. We will provide refreshments, and we welcome your ideas on how to make the NMC as effective as possible.
Registered NMC mentors and mentees are eligible for discounted registration and travel funding to our second annual NMC Conference, which will take place on October 21 - 23, at the University of Houston in Houston, TX. For more information, visit the NMC Conference webpage.
It’s not too late! Faculty from minority-serving institutions (MSIs) are encouraged to apply for travel grants to attend the 2016 PhysTEC Conference, the nation’s largest meeting dedicated to physics teacher education. This conference will be held March 11 - 13 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, Maryland, immediately preceding the 2016 APS March Meeting. Learn more and register now at the 2016 PhysTEC Conference webpage.
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