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Date: Monday, August 01

 

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Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School
  Location: HC 3040
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
  Presider: Theodore Hodapp,
  Co-Presiders(s): None
  Equipment: N/A
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Physics at Morehouse College: Making a Major Difference!
  Location: HC 3040
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:00PM - 1:30PM
  Author: Willie S Rockward, Morehouse College
404-614-6036, wrockwar@morehouse.edu
  Co-Author(s): 'Kale Oyedeji, Aakhut E Bak, Carlyle E Moore, John B Howard
  Abstract: Physics is Phun! Physics needs everyone and everyone needs physics! With physics, the UNIVERSE is the limit! These statements are the underlying principles that we, the physics faculty at Morehouse College, embed in our students through experiences in the classroom, laboratory, advisement, mentoring, and outreach programs. How are we making a positive difference by consistently increasing the number of under-represented minorities, especially African American males, in physics? We will present our antidote which includes curriculum, research, advisement, and a few hidden ingredients.
  Footnotes: None
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Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School: Timbuktu Academy Approach
  Location: HC 3040
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 1:30PM - 2:00PM
  Author: Diola Bagayoko, Southern University and A&M College
225-771-2730, Diola_Bagayoko@subr.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA (SUBR) (www.phys.subr.edu/timbuktu.htm). To date, the Academy has assisted in the production of 170 minority undergraduate scholars who have earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Seventy of 83 physics graduates, 20 of 29 chemistry graduates, and 22 of 49 engineering graduates have earned graduate degrees or are successfully enrolled in graduate school, with an emphasis on the pursuit of the PhD. The aim of this presentation is to discuss key factors that explain the success of the Academy. They include the rigorous implementation of the Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring model of the Timbuktu Academy, with extensive research participation on and off campus. They also include standard-based curriculum, teaching, and learning (i.e., SBC, SBT, and SBL). The Timbuktu Academy received several national awards for the above model and results.
  Footnotes: None
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APS Minority Bridge Program: Overview, Findings and Directions
  Location: HC 3040
  Date: Monday, Aug.01
  Time: 2:00PM - 2:30PM
  Author: Peter Muhoro, APS
301-209-3245, muhoro@aps.org
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Physics provides a fundamental foundation for nearly all major technical innovations, groundbreaking research, and policy recommendations. Physics also ranks at the bottom when considering the fraction of students completing either baccalaureate or doctoral degrees. In addition, the fraction of PhDs awarded to underrepresented minorities has not increased in the past decade despite the growing population of such groups. This talk will discuss some data on the current situation and describe a number of actions by the American Physical Society (APS) and its partnering organizations in addressing these issues, primarily the Minority Bridge Program, a new national initiative that seeks to dramatically increase the number of underrepresented minorities who receive PhDs in physics.
  Footnotes: None
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