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aps-idea, inclusivity and diversity in physics

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.

Team members

Källan Berglund **
Doug Cowen †
Brett Green **
Eric Hudson †
Louis Leblond †
Karrie Macknair † †
Marquis McMillan *
Sarah Shandera †
Stephanie Wissel †

* undergrad, ** grad, † faculty, † † staff