9 November 2021

TEAM-UP Webinar: Empowering African American Undergraduates in Building Their Physics Identities

Hua Liu

Hua Liu American Astronomical Society (AAS)

TEAM-UP Webinar Series
The American Institute of Physics's TEAM-UP Project started a webinar series in June 2021. The second TEAM-UP webinar, scheduled on 17 November (3:00–4:45 pm ET) and co-sponsored by the AAS, will focus on physics identity and empowering African American students in building their physics identities.  

One of the factors that contributes to the persistence of African American students in physics and astronomy is physics identity; but what are some effective ways to help African American students build their physics identity, and how does the development of physics identity interact with racial or other social identities? In this webinar, we will explore these topics and more, going deeper into this concept and bringing it to life with personal experiences shared by the speakers.

In this webinar you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of physics or science identity,
  • Hear more about what it means for African American students to build a physics identity,
  • Explore the interactions and tensions between physics and racial (and/or other social) identities and the challenges and opportunities around this
  • Learn ways to help build and empower African American students to build their own physics identity while maintaining their racial (or other social) identity

More information, including confirmed speakers, can be found on the TEAM-UP web page.

Register for the Webinar

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