Minorities in Physics

APS is committed to the inclusion of underrepresented minorities in physics and has spent decades working on programs to increase recruitment and retention of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American physicists.

National Mentoring Community

An effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who complete bachelor’s degrees in physics.
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APS Bridge Program

Encouraging African American, Native American & Hispanic American PhDs
Created to measurably increase the number of physics PhDs granted to underrepresented minorities over the next ten years by establishing a set of bridge programs that facilitate student transitions from undergraduate degree programs to graduate school.
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Inclusive Graduate Education Network

Transforming Graduate Education in Physics
IGEN is a pilot effort that brings together a half dozen selective graduate programs in physics to develop, adopt, and share inclusive practices for recruiting, admitting, and retaining women and underrepresented minorities.
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Webinar: From Passion to Action: Levers & Tools for Making Physics Inclusive & Equitable

As physicists interested in the advancement of the discipline we must address systemic barriers in academia that have led to a gross underrepresentation of minorities, particularly Black Americans, in our field. This webinar features a panel of physicists who have been actively involved with increasing diversity in physics and improving its culture. The panel discusses why everyone from students to teachers to professors to administrators has an important role in building a diverse next generation of physicists. The panel shares ideas and concrete actions on what each of these groups can do to work toward this goal.
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APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance

The APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA) is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.
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Profiles of Minority Physicists

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Brochure & Poster

Brochure: Explore, Understand, Succeed
minority brochure coverA brochure encouraging minority students to study physics and providing information about physics careers. If you would like to order copies of this brochure in English or Spanish, please visit the APS Store and get your copies today!
English Format - PDF or Spanish Format - PDF

Poster: Conquer Your Universe, Master Physics!
Minorities PosterAimed at minority students, this vibrant poster will encourage all students to master physics and gain a better understanding of their physical universe.
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