A joint Fermilab/SLAC publication

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Physics belongs to everyone.

04/20/21

Where science meets the sacred

Sanford Underground Research Facility is making an effort to build bridges with Native American communities and operate with respect for the sacred land it is built on.

11/03/20

The human side of science

Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers.

10/22/20

#BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.

08/11/20

Physics in a second language

Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.

07/30/20

Boosting the representation of Black students

A study conducted by the TEAM-UP task force provides a road map for doubling the number of African Americans obtaining bachelor’s degrees in physics and astronomy.

07/07/20

Making science more equitable, starting with 101

A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.

02/18/20

Reina Reyes looks like science

Reina Reyes made headlines for her research at Princeton testing Einstein’s theory of general relativity; now she’s home in the Philippines, using her physics background to make her mark in different ways.

01/14/20

The persevering physicist

To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.

12/03/19

A matter of interpretation

Deaf scientist Giordon Stark works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.

10/22/19

Hacking the physics seminar

Feeling left out of some traditional paths to community in particle physics, a group of Latin American researchers created their own way to connect.

10/10/19

Building the future, two weeks at a time

A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.

11/21/19

Building up the African physics community

Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has provided education to hundreds of students.

08/27/19

Channeling Shuri as a physicist at Wakandacon

Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel donned a superhero costume to celebrate diversity in STEM, nerdiness and science at Wakandacon in Chicago.

06/06/19

Sharing CERN with Nepal

A dynamic duo at CERN is planting seeds to foster physics research in Nepal.

04/30/19

A common language

Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

04/02/19

Considering the whole student

Meet three scientists connected by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program.

03/12/19

Decolonizing science through sci comm

Science writer Sibusiso Biyela aims to bring science back to South Africa’s Zulu communities.

01/17/19

Looking to the literature

Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science.

12/13/18

Program offers students a refuge in STEM

REFUGES, started by physicist Tino Nyawelo, aims to give refugees and other underrepresented groups the tools to succeed in STEM.

11/08/18

From GED to PhD

Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist.

09/04/18

Changing the game

Willie Rockward applied to college with pro football dreams, but a physics scholarship set him on a different path.

07/24/18

Rewiring STEM education

The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM.

07/05/18

Out in physics

LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community.

05/08/18

Leveling the playing field

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics aims to encourage more women and gender minorities to pursue careers in physics and improve diversity in the field.

05/29/18

Approaching disability like a scientist

People with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM.

03/13/18

LHC exhibit expands beyond the visual

The touring Tactile Collider event explores new ways to access Large Hadron Collider science through touch, sound and live interaction.

03/06/18

Bring a folding chair

National Society of Black Physicists President Renée Horton talks with Symmetry about finding a place to belong in physics.

09/26/17

Shining with possibility

As Jordan-based SESAME nears its first experiments, members are connecting in new ways.

 
06/22/17

African School works to develop local expertise

Universities in Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.

06/13/17

Fermilab en español (ES)

El laboratorio de física de partículas establece una conexión en español.

06/13/17

Fermilab en español (EN)

The particle physics laboratory makes a Spanish connection.

02/02/17

Road trip science

The Escaramujo Project delivered detector technology by van to eight universities in Latin America.

03/05/15

A second chance at a PhD in physics

At each step on the path to a physics PhD, the percentage of students from underrepresented groups drops. The APS Bridge Program aims to fix that.