This week is the second annual Black in Physics week. As a part of celebrating the black physicists and their contributions, Physics Today magazine has commissioned black physicists to write essays each day this week. This year’s topic is burnout. Read about the essay collection here:
You can also check out the essays from last year as well.The essays, are short, enlightening, and well worth the read!
#BlackInPhysics Week 2021 essay series The theme of this year’s #BlackInPhysics Week is “Blaze Beyond Burnout.” The organizers are partnering with Black mental health experts to lead discussions of burnout, self-care, and ways to mitigate the harm caused by anti-Black racism in academia.To strengthen community building, we’ve augmented our social programming, which includes a cooking class led by a Black mental health …
The Materials Research Society (MRS) is hosting a webinar titled “Banish Imposter Syndrome for Good! Strategies and Tactics for Dealing with Self-Doubt.’ The webinar is on Thursday, Oct. 14th, at 9am pacific time. Learn more and register here.
The Academic Success Center is hosting a series of virtual workshops this term! They cover topics of time management, stress, writing, motivation, and much more. Find more information and register for the ones you want here.
With help from students, the College of Science created the Diversity Action Plan to promote equity in STEM. On Tuesday, Oct. 12th, there is a launch event in the MU Ballroom from 5 – 6pm. There will be discussions, small group conversations, and free food. Georgia (PhIS president) will be there! Be a part of the change you want to see in our college! If you can attend the event, RSVP here.
Physicists for Inclusion in Science (“PhIS”, pronounced “fizz”) grew out the “Women in Physics” group. We support members of underrepresented groups as they pursue their careers. The group meets several times a term for discussion and to organize events and activities. The group consists of students, faculty and staff in the Physics department, alumni, and other physicists on campus or in the community.
Currently, only 20% of physics degrees are held by women. Similarly, approximately 11% of Bachelor’s degrees and 7% of PhDs are held by underrepresented minorities in physics. We aim to significantly increase the number of female and underrepresented minority physics majors on campus by providing an inclusive community, professional development opportunities, and mentorship for any woman or minority interested in physics.
We’re a student organization sponsored by the physics department. We want to change the atmosphere and culture of physics to be more accessible and inclusive. Currently, only 20% of physics degrees are held by women, and only 11% of Bachelor’s degrees and 7% of PhDs are held by underrepresented minorities in physics. We aim to significantly increase the number of female and underrepresented minority physics majors on campus by providing an inclusive community, professional development opportunities, and mentorship for any woman or minority interested in physics.