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June 2016 (Volume 25, Number 6)

Education & Diversity Update

2017 Graduate Education and Bridge Program Conference

APS will hold the 2017 Graduate Education Conference and Bridge Program Conference jointly at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on February 10 - 12. The conference will feature plenary talks on physics graduate education, as well as panels and interactive discussions on diversity. Student programming includes networking, a graduate student poster session, and professional development opportunities. Email bridgeprogram@aps.org for more information.

2017 Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference

The 2017 Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Conference is the nation's largest meeting dedicated to educating physics teachers. It will take place February 17 - 18 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The conference features workshops, poster sessions, panel discussions on best practices, and presentations by national leaders in physics teacher education, as well as excellent networking opportunities. The conference will directly precede the 2017 AAPT Winter Meeting.

Is your institution interested in joining PhysTEC? Institutions that are involved in or wish to become involved in preparing preservice physics teachers are invited to join the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC). Go to the PhysTEC website for more information.

Fall 2016 APS National Mentoring Community Conference

The National Mentoring Community Conference will be held October 21 - 23, 2016 at the University of Houston. This conference will feature plenary talks by Louisiana State University Professor Gabriela Gonzalez, spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project that detected gravitational waves in 2015; Florida Institute of Technology Professor Hakeem Oluseyi, who appears regularly on eight television series, including as co-host of the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science; and scientist-turned-STEM-education-policy researcher and National Science Foundation data scientist Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson, expert on using socio-cultural factors to broaden participation in STEM. There will also be mentoring and career workshops, a Research Experiences for Undergraduates / Grad School Fair, an undergraduate research poster session, a NASA tour, and much more! Visit the NMC Conference page to register and learn more.

Join the APS Undergraduate Mentoring Community

The APS National Mentoring Community (NMC) is an effort to increase the number of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American undergraduates obtaining physics bachelor’s degrees. NMC connects students with faculty mentors and supports those relationships with resources and networking opportunities. Register to become an NMC Mentor at the National Mentoring Community webpage.

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June 2016 (Volume 25, Number 6)

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Edward Bouchet Continues to Inspire
Kavli Session Celebrates Neutrino Physics
Peter Adams 1937-2016
Inside the Beltway
The Back Page
Careers Report
Research News: Editors’ Choice
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Profiles in Versatility
Education & Diversity Update