APS Bridge Program

Faculty: Bachelor Institutions

Which Students are right for the Bridge Program?

The Bridge Program is appropriate for undergraduate physics students who:

The program provides research experiences, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application. The program also partners with doctoral granting institutions to provide transitional support once students begin doctoral studies.

More information on student eligibility and application

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Join the APS Bridge Program

We encourage your undergraduate institution to join the Bridge Program as a Member Institution. This free membership is a great way to join a network of academic institutions committed to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented minority physics students.

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APS generates statistical reports on issues in graduate physics. These reports are freely available for your use. You may use our graphs in reports and presentations. Credit APS and the data source as shown on each graph.

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URMs 2018


Bridge email list

The Bridge Program email list is an easy way to stay informed about events and opportunities concerning increasing diversity in physics graduate education.

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APS News

APS News is a monthly newspaper with information about upcoming APS programs, meetings, recent APS actions, and activities within the physics community.

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APS holds free webinars that provide interactive discussion, career guidance, and advice from fellow physicists. These are available for online and include topics such as:

All archived webinars are available online.

Workshops & Conferences

APS regularly hosts workshops and conferences to address critical issues in physics education.

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