Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session L62: TEAM-UP: The Time is Now for Systemic Changes to Increase the Number of African American Bachelor’s in Physics and Astronomy
8:00 AM–11:00 AM,
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Sponsoring Unit: COM
Chair: Garfield Warren, Indiana Univ-Bloomington; Arlene Modeste Knowles, American Institute of Physics
Abstract: L62.00002 : TEAM-UP Next Steps: Lessons from the First TEAM-UP Implementation Workshop*
8:36 AM–9:12 AM
Thomas A Searles
Thomas A Searles
To aid departments in implementing the recommendations, the Workshop Organizing Committee made up of representatives from several AIP Member and Affiliated Societies invited applications from Physics & Astronomy Department Chairs for the first AIP TEAM-UP Implementation Workshop. Of the applications, 47 departments were selected with teams of students, faculty and staff consisting of nearly 145 departmental team workshop participants and 435 departmental team members total. The first workshop focused on cultural change in physics and astronomy, race equity and data metrics, and in this talk, we will present the along with findings from the post-workshop survey. Further, to further develop the strategic plans of the participating Departments, asynchronous interactions on collaboration apps along with webinars are planned along with a follow-up workshop in the Summer.
*The TEAM-UP Workshops are generously supported by a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.
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