APS News

May 2018 (Volume 27, Number 5)

Education and Diversity Update

The 2018 APS Bridge Program & National Mentoring Community (NMC) Conference will focus on strengthening mentor relationships, building firm foundations to create a successful Bridge student experience, and providing knowledge through discussions. Registration will open Summer 2018. For more information please visit the APS Bridge Program and NMC Conference page.

Become an NMC Mentor today! The NMC facilitates and supports mentoring relationships between African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduate physics students and local physics mentors. You don’t have to be mentoring anyone at the moment to register. If you’re already mentoring a qualifying undergrad, invite them to join the program too. Membership in the NMC is free for both mentors and mentees. You can register at the NMC page.

The NMC provides monthly talking points to facilitate a deeper mentor-mentee relationship, professional development opportunities, and access to an emergency fund (NMC Beam Fund) for students with unexpected financial challenges.

Are you an industry physicist? Stay tuned. We will soon be launching the NMC Constellation Mentoring initiative for non-faculty physicists interested in being part of an undergraduate’s journey to becoming a physicist.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Leah Poffenberger
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

May 2018 (Volume 27, Number 5)

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Articles in this Issue
High Selectivity, Inclusive Scope, and Open Access for All
Plenty of Plenaries: From Feynman to LIGO
Hubble Trouble: A Crisis in Cosmology?
Programming a Quantum Computer
Making Room in Physics for Everyone
The Road to a Goldwater Scholarship
APS Joins the March for Science
Profiles in Versatility
This Month in Physics History
Education and Diversity Update
Update from the Office of Government Affairs
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