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July 2016 (Volume 25, Number 7)

Education & Diversity Update

Apply to Become an APS Bridge Program Partnership Institution

Masters- and doctoral-granting institutions with physics departments committed to the principles underlying the Bridge Program are encouraged to apply to become APS Bridge Partnership Institutions. Deadline: September 2, 2016.

Also, institutions granted Partnership status are eligible to apply for $10,000 grants to improve access for underrepresented minorities to physics graduate programs. Deadline: December 2, 2016.

More information: APS Bridge Program Partnership Institution or email bridgeprogram@aps.org

National Mentoring Community Is Looking for Mentors

The National Mentoring Community (NMC) is an effort to increase the number of African American, Native American, and Hispanic American students obtaining bachelor’s degrees in physics. Through this program, APS is supporting mentoring relationships between faculty members and students by providing resources and networking opportunities to both. To learn more and register as a NMC mentor or mentee, visit the National Mentoring Community page.

Upcoming National Mentoring Community Conference in Houston, TX

The NMC Conference will be held October 21-23, 2016 at the University of Houston, and will provide mentor and mentee training, career workshops, talks on the impact of mentoring on student success, an undergraduate poster session, information on research experiences for undergraduates, and even a talk on gravitational waves. Attendees will also enjoy some fun, social activities. Visit the 2016 APS National Mentoring Community Conference page to register and learn more.

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Editor: David Voss
Staff Science Writer: Rachel Gaal
Contributing Correspondent: Alaina G. Levine
Art Director and Special Publications Manager: Kerry G. Johnson
Publication Designer and Production: Nancy Bennett-Karasik

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NASA and ESA May Team Up to Measure Gravitational Waves
Members in the Media
APS Selects Editor in Chief
This Month in Physics History
Physicist Makes Thin Films for Tough Conditions
Education & Diversity Update
What Do You Do When A Senator Calls Your Research A Waste of Money?
Research News: Editors’ Choice
Washington Dispatch
2016 U.S. Physics Olympiad Team Gets Ready
Senate Introduces Science Research Legislation
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