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July/August 2020 (Volume 29, Number 7)

From Passion to Action: Levers & Tools for Making Physics Inclusive & Equitable

On June 24, APS, along with African American Women in Physics, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Institute of Physics, the BSM Pandemic Seminars, and the National Society of Black Physicists, hosted a webinar to address systemic barriers in academia that have led to a gross underrepresentation of minorities, particularly Black Americans, in the field of physics.

The webinar featured a distinguished panel of people actively involved with increasing diversity in physics and improving its culture: S. James Gates, Jr. (Brown University & APS President-Elect), Arlene Modeste Knowles (American Institute of Physics, TEAM-UP Project Manager), Philip W. Phillips (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Mel Sabella (Chicago State University & American Association of Physics Teachers Past President), and Farrah Simpson (Brown University, National Society of Black Physicists Board Student Representative & Graduate Student). The panel discussion was moderated by Lisa Randall (Harvard University) and the Q&A was facilitated by Stephon Alexander (Brown University and NSBP President) and Randall.

The recorded webinar can be viewed on the webinar page.

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

July/August 2020 (Volume 29, Number 7)

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APS Responds to COVID-19: Activities to Assist Graduate Students
APS Responds to White House Proclamation on Visas
From Passion to Action: Levers & Tools for Making Physics Inclusive & Equitable
Outsmarting Disease with Smart Therapeutics
The Division of Fluid Dynamics
International Exchanges During COVID-19
New Grant from NSF Helps Support Physics REU Leadership Group
Defending My PhD Thesis in the Time of the Coronavirus
Learning Assistants at Arizona State University Help Virtual Classrooms Stay on Track
This Month in Physics History
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FYI: Science Policy News from AIP
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