Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Critical issues (and solutions) facing the physics community: Teacher shortages, lack of diversity

Theodore Hodapp
Director of Project Development , Department of Education and Diversity, American Physical Society



Depressingly, only a third of those who teach high school physics have a physics degree, and fewer than half of all high school students take physics. Less than 20% of physics majors are women, and underrepresented minorities fare even worse. The American Physical Society has launched a number of national programs aimed at addressing these issues, and has had remarkable success in addressing some of these longstanding issues. In this seminar, we will discuss how the University of Alaska Physics Department can participate, and work to address these issues locally and to have an impact on a much broader scale. Please bring your thoughts, concerns and ideas.



Friday, 1 December 2017

Globe Room, Elvey Building