Being able to see themselves as physicists can make or break students’ ability to thrive in the field.
Ximena Cid found her place in STEM by embracing her identity. Now she helps others do the same.
Black physicists say efforts to recruit and retain more Black students must concentrate on challenges they face at both Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Primarily White Institutions.
National Medal of Science Recipient Sylvester James “Jim” Gates, Jr. has published multiple papers on theoretical physics with undergraduate and high school students.
Black scientists have played important roles in the history of quantum physics. In this growing area of specialization, there’s an opportunity to continue that legacy.
Heymans, the first woman to be appointed to the role, hopes to give kids and others the chance to appreciate the stars.
Students in the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program hope to use skills they developed at Fermilab to benefit Indigenous communities.
Accommodations necessitated by the global pandemic made participation in academic conferences easier for physicists with and without disabilities.
The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science helps students and professionals find community.
For the first time, African physicists and other researchers are creating a grassroots strategy for the future of physics research and education.
Four physicists share their experiences dealing with major setbacks, trauma, mental health issues and toxic work environments.
Elena Long’s search for community as a trans scientist put her at the forefront of LGBT+ advocacy in physics.
In recognition of his own past, Azwinndini Muronga has brought STEM enrichment opportunities to youth in remote, underserved towns and villages.
Physicists and archaeologists are teaming up to provide research opportunities for Black and Hispanic undergraduates.
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.
Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers.
Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public.
Three physicists share their experiences learning and communicating physics in a foreign language: English.
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.
A new collaborative project aims to make introductory STEM courses successful for everyone.
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.
To both understand the universe and improve equity, inclusion and diversity in physics, Brian Beckford looks to one word: respect.
Deaf scientist Giordon Stark works to ensure the field of physics research is accessible to all.
Feeling left out of some traditional paths to community in particle physics, a group of Latin American researchers created their own way to connect.
A series of short physics schools organized in collaboration with CERN has had an outsized impact on the careers of scientists from Latin America.
Since 2010, the African School of Fundamental Physics and Applications has provided education to hundreds of students.
Fermilab scientist Jessica Esquivel donned a superhero costume to celebrate diversity in STEM, nerdiness and science at Wakandacon in Chicago.
A dynamic duo at CERN is planting seeds to foster physics research in Nepal.
Physics professor Jason Nordhaus is working to reduce barriers to STEM for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Meet three scientists connected by the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program.
Science writer Sibusiso Biyela aims to bring science back to South Africa’s Zulu communities.
Fermilab’s Inclusivity Journal Club seeks answers to difficult social questions in science.
REFUGES, started by physicist Tino Nyawelo, aims to give refugees and other underrepresented groups the tools to succeed in STEM.
Physicist Kira Burt dropped out of school at 16. Now she teaches students that anyone can be a scientist.
Willie Rockward applied to college with pro football dreams, but a physics scholarship set him on a different path.
The idea that science skills are innate and great discoveries are made only by “lone geniuses” is losing traction in STEM.
LGBT+ scientists offer advice for promoting inclusivity in a guide written for the physics and astronomy community.
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.
People with disabilities are underrepresented in STEM.
The touring Tactile Collider event explores new ways to access Large Hadron Collider science through touch, sound and live interaction.
National Society of Black Physicists President Renée Horton talks with Symmetry about finding a place to belong in physics.
As Jordan-based SESAME nears its first experiments, members are connecting in new ways.
Universities in Africa are teaming up to offer free training to students interested in fundamental physics.
El laboratorio de física de partículas establece una conexión en español.
The particle physics laboratory makes a Spanish connection.
The Escaramujo Project delivered detector technology by van to eight universities in Latin America.
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.