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The Mission of Our Society

The purpose of this society is to promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large.

The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics.

The two brief paragraphs from our Constitution point directly to the heart of our Society's mission.

The American physics community at the end of the twentieth century and the beginning of the 21st is still amazingly under-represented in terms of the number of practicing Hispanic physicists.

There has been much speculation as to why this condition occurred or why it has persisted in spite of decades of discussion and effort (though arguably the effort has been unfocused on a community-wide scale). But the Society has decided to undertake addressing this issue through four very broad activities.