APS-IDEA is an APS initiative to build a collaborative network of colleges, universities and research centers working on improving Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in physics. The network focus on tools of shared leadership, sensemaking and theories of change to achieve deep cultural changes among the participants' organizations. (image credit APS)
The physics department acknowledges the additional challenges faced by underrepresented groups in the field and is committed to fostering an inclusive community, where people of all backgrounds and identities feel safe and supported.
Källan Berglund, graduate student in physics working with Martin Bojowald, (left in picture on the right) was the recipient of the 2019 Climate and Diversity award together with Miriam Freedman (Chemistry) and Sarah Lonsinger (Chemistry),
In 2018, Kristin Dreyer and Eric Hudson from physics won the award.
Our student organizations are strong pillars of our physics community. In addition to link to their website, you can find a list of important resources at Penn State and beyond.
Everyone deserves an environment where you are safe and welcome. If something happens, small or big, know that our physics community wants to improve and we have multiple channels for reporting and for speaking up.
Faculty and peer mentors provide institutional knowledge together with professional and personal support.