Bridging Physics Talent

  • April 18, 2019, 2:00 pm US/Central

On April 18th, Fermilab hosted Dr. Thedore Hodapp under the FY19 Inclusion Matters series.

The event is captured in the photos below. Click on the magnifying glass to view the images in full.

Bridging Physics Talent. April 18, 2019

Dr. Hodapp will discuss why the APS Bridge Program matters, and how Fermilab can support this national network to improve diversity in physics. The APS Bridge Program is an effort to increase the number of physics PhDs awarded to underrepresented minority (URM) students, including African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students.

Dr. Theodore Hodapp is the Director of Project Development and Senior Advisor to the Department of Education & Diversity for the American Physical Society (APS) in College Park, Maryland. Hodapp runs programs that advocate issues relevant to minorities and women. He is also Principal Investigator of a large NSF and APS-funded national effort, the Physics Teacher Education Coalition, which seeks to improve the quality and quantity of physics and physical science K-12 teachers.

Inclusion Matters: Unpacking Bias. Building Inclusion. diverse approaches for diverse thinkers.

Biases, conscious or unconscious, are learned social stereotypes that have real effects in the workplace. This series explores individual, organizational and societal factors that influence the intersection of diversity, equity and inclusion. Participants will be challenged to examine their assumptions, increase their awareness, and consider the impact of their actions and inactions. This series is designed to provide practical tools and resources that interrupt bias and promote workplace inclusion.