APS Bridge Program

About the Bridge Program

The American Physical Society Bridge Program (APS-BP) is an effort to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority (URM) students, defined by the project as African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The APS-BP has done this by creating sustainable transition (bridge) programs and a national network of doctoral granting institutions that provide substantial mentoring for students to successfully complete PhD programs.

Program Goals

Key Components

Successful bridge programs share certain key elements, and exist within a supportive institutional context. These contextual and programmatic components build on one another to provide students with a complete educational experience, from admissions and induction to research and mentoring.

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Bridge & Partnership Sites

The APS Bridge Program provides selected institutions with funding to build bridge programs and improve mentoring efforts.

Member Institutions

APS Bridge Program membership is free and available to colleges, universities, national labs, non-profits, and educational organizations committed to improving diversity in the physics community. Membership Institutions do not receive direct funding, but benefit from:

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Conferences & Workshops

APS organizes conferences and workshops addressing diversity in physics undergraduate and graduate education, including: