APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance
Introducing Arizona State University's APS-IDEA Initiative
The ASU Department of Physics is honored to be part of the APS Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance, whose mission is to empower and support physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
The goals and ideals of the APS-IDEA network support and promote the ASU charter, which resolves to measure itself "not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed."
How APS-IDEA Works
Our vision is that as a result of collective efforts, physics and related fields will become more inclusive of all social identities, with a diversity reflective of the nation, and with an equitable distribution of opportunities and resources.
The network will provide a supportive environment to:
- exchange ideas, information, and experiences
- deepen knowledge of research and effective practices
- develop or improve EDI strategic plans
- discuss various EDI initiatives and reports from physics and related disciplines
- learn about theories of change
- begin planning IDEA’s programs
This is achieved through guiding principles of:
- centering people whose identities are marginalized
- utilizing sensemaking, including creating brave spaces
- implementing research-based transformational methods
- sharing leadership across levels; from students up to faculty
Resources at ASU and Beyond
We have gathered a list of resources pertaining to financial issues, paid positions, conferences, scholarships, communities, and hot lines for your convenience!
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics @ University of Arizona, January 21-23, 2022
American Physical Society Resouces
Find resources provided by the APS: https://www.aps.org/programs/index.cfm
Archer Assistance Scholarship
The Department of Physics Student Emergency Assistance Program was established to help
students in financial distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by donations from the
Steven Archer, the program is a small gesture in an overall University strategy to
support the health and well-being of ASU students for the duration of this crisis.
Amount: Varies- up to $1,000
Interested in joining the APS-IDEA Team?
We are also looking for qualified individuals that can perform specific tasks through paid positions:
ASU's APS-IDEA Team
Further Contacts and Past Members
Chair, Department of Physics
Founder and Member at Large
To learn more about the APS IDEA network, visit: https://www.aps.org/programs/innovation/fund/idea-physics.cfm
Checkout our upcoming events: