APS Bridge Program Summer Meeting 2014
June 25-27, 2014
American Center for Physics
College Park, MD
The APS Bridge Program Summer Meeting brought together experts to discuss efforts to increase the number underrepresented minorities (URMs) who receive PhDs in physics. Attendees included faculty, students, and administrators interested in increasing the number of underrepresented students pursuing PhDs in physics.
This year's conference focused on exploring and understanding the role of the M.S. degree in advancing URMs in physics. Workshops, panel discussions, and presentations addressed topics including
- Establishing MS/PhD institutional relationships
- Role of Masters' degrees for URM students
- Barriers to student advancement to the PhD
- Non-cognitive admissions measures
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