The February 2017 issue of Physics Today features an article on Ohio State’s APS Bridge Program: A Bridge Between Undergraduate and Doctoral Degrees.
“If we, as a community, want to make sure there are opportunities for everyone, then we need to recognize that some of the problems we must overcome are found outside J. D. Jackson’s Classical Electrodynamics. Some problems affect students in ways that we probably cannot immediately perceive. Fortunately, once we are made aware of them, many of these issues can be overcome relatively easily using resources and providing attention to students. Supporting students who didn’t get the same encouragement that many of us did and adopting a more nuanced approach during admissions, looking at potential rather than just accomplishments, are practices that will benefit everyone. URM students may not immediately see themselves as a part of our community, but with a little tweaking of our practices, they can join us in this exciting pursuit we call physics.”
CEM is a devoted supporter of the OSU Bridge Program; several Bridge students conduct CEM research.
Physics Today 70 (2), 50 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3464