July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Survey of the physics landscape and attempts to improve diversity.

Aug 3, 2017, 2:00 PM
Racetrack (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Diversity, Education and Outreach Diversity, Education, and Outreach


Dr Brian Beckford (University of Michigan)


Students from statistically underrepresented minority (URM) groups and women earn a smaller fraction of undergraduate and graduate degrees in most physical sciences, particularly in physics. This underrepresentation is also prevalent at the faculty level and in higher administration roles at most physics departments, universities, and national laboratories. This talk will present statistics on participation in physical sciences, and discuss the outcomes of initiatives such as Bridge Programs which aim to improve diversity in physics graduate programs.

Primary author

Dr Brian Beckford (University of Michigan)

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