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Press Release

APS-IDEA is a new initiative to build a collaborative network that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in the physics community. Penn State is part of 97 institutions/group

Press release

APS-IDEA network website.



  • We see our role as a steering committee and source of knowledge and information for equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts in the department.
  • We aim to take the lead on initiatives aimed at changing the culture and for sense-making. For example by creating safe spaces for discussions.
  • Develop a departmental (EDI) strategic plan and develop ways to assess outcomes.

The Penn State APS-IDEA team includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoc and faculty. If you are interested in learning more and joining the team please contact