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Disclaimer: The following resources are maintained as a courtesy to the physics community. This list is not meant to be comprehensive or exhaustive but representative of the resources available both on the Web and in traditional printed formats.

Some Physics Resources for Students

Advocacy Organizations in Physics and Science

There are many advocacy societies who focus is to promote the greater paticipation in physics and science of any of the traditionally under-represented group. Four of these oragnizations are the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP), the National Society of Black Physicists(NSBP), the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science(SACNAS), the Association of Women in Science(AWIS). You have already found us (the NSHP) and by now you may have read of our long and productive relationships with the NSBP and SACNAS. Both SACNAS and AWIS offer formidable collections of resources for students and faculty. Do not expect to get through their WEB sites quickly.

Physics Organizations & Diversity Resources

The American Institute of Physics(AIP) is the umbrella organization of many of the educational and professional physics societies. Among other responsibilities the Statistics Division of the AIP collects and analyzes demographic information of the participation under-represented groups in physics. The American Association of Physics Teachers(AAPT) is very active in the education and teaching of under-represented groups but most of their activity is centered on the national and regional meetings. The American Physical Society(APS) has significant resources for both faculty and students. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has an impressive history of outreach to under-represented groups. The Society of Physics Students(SPS) is a valuable organization for all students to know about and to become more actively involved. SPS sponsors student research sessions at all of the major meetings of the societies and awards funds to SPS chapters.

Links to Other Diversity Resources

Two organizations (Sigma Xi and the National Postdoctorial Association) have accepted the task of trying to maintain a database of organizations and resources focused on promoting greater diversity and inclusion in physics and science. Though not complete (or in some cases current) their sites represent the best and most complete effort to date.The American Association for the Advancement of Science is developing a variety of resources and programs through their Center for Advancing Science and Engineering Capacity

The Pew Hispanic Center has been studying the political, econimcal and educational factors influencing Hispanic Americans today and for the forseeable future.

Two advocacy societies for engineering -- the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering(NACME) and the National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering (GEM) have played key roles in the opening of engineering to minorities.

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is active in all aspects of recruiting, education and leadership in engineering. There are many opportunities for students offered through their SHPE Foundation. The Society of Mexican American Engineeres and Scientists (MAES) promotes the opportunities for Mexican-Americans in the STEM fields. HENAAC (formerly Hispanic Engineer National Achievements Award Conference)has recently changed their name to Great Minds in STEM to better represent their mission of recognizing the achievements of Hispanics in STEM fields.