Promoting equity and inclusion is a priority for our department and is a key component of the University’s Plan for Pitt. The department currently offers a number of fellowship programs to support research and academic careers of both undergraduate students and graduate students. Our department was one of the hosts of the 2020 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, which was held in Pittsburgh on January 17-19, 2020.
APS Bridge Program
We are a partner campus in the American Physical Society Bridge Program, which provides opportunities for students from underrepresented groups to join our Ph.D. program with additional mentoring and support.
Women and Minorities in Physics
The Women and Minorities in Physics group at Pitt was formed to create and foster a community that promotes the advancement and success of female and minority physicists by encouraging a supportive and diverse environment. We welcome anyone who is interested in discussing topics related to women and minorities in physics at all levels.
Pitt Physics Pride
Pitt Physics Pride is a group of LGBTQ+ students, postdocs, staff, faculty members, and allies supporting diversity, visibility, and inclusion in the Pitt Physics & Astronomy department.
Equity and Inclusion Reading Group
The Equity and Inclusion Reading Group is a student-led forum to have respectful, meaningful conversations about the issues of equity and inclusion in the community and culture of physics. We aim to meet monthly, with discussions that originate in current and relevant literature on this important topic.