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Improving Racial Equity in Physics: The AIP TEAM-UP Report

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 03:30pm - 04:30pm

Speaker: Ed Bertschinger, MIT 


Abstract: Since bottoming out in 1999, the number of physics bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has increased dramatically for all reported racial and ethnic groups except African Americans. Moreover, physics and astronomy lag nearly every other field of science and engineering. The reasons why were presented in the 2020 TEAM-UP report of the American Institute of Physics, along with recommendations for individuals, departments, universities, and professional societies to eliminate this racial inequity. This talk will summarize key findings and recommendations of the report and place them in the context of the Rutgers Department of Physics and Astronomy and the physics profession at large.

 Host: Eric Gawiser

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