APS Bridge Program


The Inclusive Graduate Education Network (IGEN)

Physics awards smaller percentages of PhDs to women (19%) and underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities (7%) than any other field in the sciences, and underrepresentation is especially pronounced at selective universities. As global competition for scientific talent heats up and US demographics shift, cultivating a robust domestic workforce is critical to US technological leadership.

We seek to build on the successful American Physical Society Bridge Program by transforming physics graduate education to fully support the inclusion of women and ethnic and racial minorities. Our vision is to create a national network of disciplinary colleagues, expert researchers, and representatives from professional associations who will develop and build evidence-based knowledge of effective practices for recruitment, admissions, and retention of women and underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities.


Register for the Holistic Review Institute. Join us for a free, one-day Holistic Review Institute at the University of Southern California on March 17, 2018. Learn more