APS News

October 2017 (Volume 26, Number 9)

Education & Diversity Update

The 5+ Club Applications

Now accepting applications for The 5+ Club—institutions that have graduated five or more physics teachers in the past academic year. For more information and how to apply please visit The 5+ Club page.

APS Releases updated statistics to compare institutions

Want to see how your institution compares nationally in terms of producing physics degrees and encouraging diversity among these degrees? The latest numbers from national databases are now available at the How Does Your Institution Compare? page. Updated tables showing top educators by degrees can be found at the Top Educators page. Thanks again to Sam Montgomery from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology for his help in assembling the data.

Deadline to Apply to Host a 2019 APS CUWiP: November 1

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs) are three-day regional conferences at multiple sites across the U.S. and Canada, and are designed to increase the recruitment and retention of undergraduate women in physics. If you are interested in applying to be a host site for our 2019 conferences, please visit go.aps.org/cuwiphost and submit an application by November 1. Email women@aps.org for more information.

Professional Skills Workshop at Division of Nuclear Physics Meeting in Pittsburgh

The APS Division of Nuclear Physics will host a Professional Skills Development Workshop on October 24, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh. These workshops are designed to provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking. If you are interested in attending, please email women@aps.org

APS Bridge Program Graduate Student Induction Manual Now Available

The APS Bridge Program (APS-BP) would like to announce a new guide for graduate student induction. The APS-BP Student Induction Manual documents effective practices for inducting new students into graduate programs, as identified and described by APS Bridge Sites. It also includes specific strategies for developing a solid foundation for students before and well after their arrival on campus. To download the manual, go to the Bridge Program Graduate Student Induction Manual page. Special thanks to Dr. Geraldine Cochran of Rutgers University, the primary editor of this manual.

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Editor: David Voss
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

October 2017 (Volume 26, Number 9)

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Articles in this Issue
2017 APS Division of Particles and Fields Meeting
Forging New Connections
Virgo & LIGO: Joint Detection of Gravitational Waves
Helping Hand or Hubris?
ICARUS Arrives at Fermilab
LeRoy Apker Awards: Honoring Exceptional Undergraduate Research
International News
Research News: Editors’ Choice
Spotlight on Development
This Month in Physics History
News from the APS Office of Public Affairs
Profiles in Versatility
Education & Diversity Update
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