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.
More about National Mentoring Community
APS Bridge Program
Encouraging African American, Native American & Hispanic American Ph.D.s
Created to measurably increase the number of physics Ph.D.s 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.
More about Bridge Program
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.
More about IGEN
Brochure & Poster
Brochure: Explore, Understand, Succeed
A 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 or Spanish
Poster: Conquer Your Universe, Master Physics!
Aimed at minority students, this vibrant poster will encourage all students to master physics and gain a better understanding of their physical universe.
Learn more and order copies
- Minority Physicist Statistics
- Roster of Women & Minorities in Physics
- Committee on Minorities in Physics
Interest in Proposed Forum on Diversity & Inclusion
One of the recommendations from the recent LGBT Climate in Physics report was for the APS to establish a Forum on Diversity and Inclusion that works to build a more inclusive, diverse and equitable society for all physicists including women, racial/ethnic minorities, those who identify as LGBT, persons with disabilities, and others.
Indicate interest in Forum on Diversity
Profiles of Minority Physicists
Marta Dark McNeese
Marta chose physics mostly because she was fascinated with optics, and a little bit because she was afraid of chemicals and disliked knives.