APS Bridge Program

Member Institutions

The following institutions have joined the APS Bridge Program. If you would like to have your institution join the APS Bridge Program, apply for membership.

  • Agnes Scott College
  • American University
  • Augsburg College
  • California State University Long Beach
  • Carleton College
  • Central Washington University
  • Chicago State University
  • Delaware State University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgia State University
  • Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Haverford College
  • Howard University
  • Indiana Univ. Purdue Univ. Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Lehman College, City University of New York
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mississippi State University
  • Morehead State University
  • New Mexico State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Texas Southern University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Houston Clear Lake
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Iowa
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Western Illinois University

The APS Bridge Program is developing a coalition of academic institutions that share a commitment to increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented minority physics students.

Becoming a Member Institution

APS Bridge Program membership is free. Institutions that are actively working to improve diversity in the physics community may join. This network of member institutions will share innovative ideas, learn from leaders in the field, and promote awareness of the importance of diversity in physics.

The Bridge Program offers institution membership to colleges and universities as well as national labs, non-profits, and educational organizations that play supporting roles in improving diversity in physics education.

Membership Benefits

To maintain membership, we ask members to annually update their profiles on the APS Bridge website. We also ask members to provide data on the number of minority students graduating from their programs to allow us to advocate nationally on these issues.

Apply for Membership

To apply for membership, please submit the following items:

  1. A completed membership application form.
  2. A letter from your institution’s physics department head or chair sent to BridgeProgram@aps.org that includes the following:

If you have any questions about the Bridge Program, please contact BridgeProgram@aps.org.