APS Bridge Program

Diversity in Graduate Education

In an era of phenomenal discoveries in physics and related fields, our nation is faced with the challenge of producing a generation of diverse scientific leaders that can tackle 21st century challenges.

Motivation

Physics Degrees Awarded to Underrepresented Minorities in the US

Minority Physics Statistics

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APS Resolution

In June 2010, the APS Executive Board passed the following resolution:

The American Physical Society recognizes the significant disparity in participation by under-represented minorities in physics at all levels, and commits to support the Minority Bridge Program that will establish a set of programs and related efforts to help under-represented minority undergraduates transition to doctoral degree-granting programs and obtain PhD degrees in physics.

APS Joint Diversity Statement