3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Bridge Programs as an approach to improving diversity in physics

6 Aug 2016, 10:02
12m
Huron ()

Huron

Sheraton Grand Chicago 301 East Water Street Chicago IL 60611 USA
Oral Presentation Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker

Brian Beckford (University of Michigan)

Description

In most physical sciences students from underrepresented minority (URM) groups constitute a small percentage of earned degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Bridge programs can serve as an initiative to increase the number of URM students that gain access to graduate school and earn advanced degrees in physics. This talk will discuss levels of representation in physical sciences as well as some results and best practices of current bridge programs in physics.

Primary author

Brian Beckford (University of Michigan)

Presentation Materials

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