The role of the American Physical Society in improving education and promoting diversity

Monica Plisch

American Physical Society

April 23 at 3:30 PM in Serin room 385

In the past few decades, the American Physical Society (APS) has expanded beyond its traditional role of organizing meetings and publishing journals and developed programs that address the needs of the physics community more broadly. Recent education programs include a conference on Graduate Education in Physics, New Faculty Workshops, Future Physicist Days and Minority Undergraduate Scholarships. The most substantial education project, the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), has been working to address the dramatic shortage of qualified physics and physical science teachers. The Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) has promoted the inclusion of women and organized several programs including professional skills development workshops, departmental reviews, and a conference on gender equity. As the role of the APS continues to evolve, you are invited to join the conversation.

Dr. Monica Plisch is Assistant Director of Education at the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, Maryland. She leads several initiatives within the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) project, including a coalition of more than 130 institutions committed to improving the education of future physics teachers.

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