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GPS Student-Leaders Co-Author letter to Editor

February 6, 2018 @ginaquan 0

Brianne Gutmann and Gloria Lee, student-leaders in Guidance for Physics Students (GPS) at UIUC, recently co-authored a letter to the Editor in Nature about graduate student mental health. They point out that recent discussions of mental health in graduate school have focused on student coping mechanisms, rather than addressing systemic features of academia that negatively impact mental health. You can read the post, Better mentoring stands to boost junior researchers’ mental health, by Roshni Bano, Brianne Gutmann, Read More

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SACNAS Reflection by Vanessa Hernandez-Cruz (Compass)

December 21, 2017 @ginaquan 0

During the SACNAS conference, many opportunities arose for summer internships and research. As a first year, the conference was very motivating and eye-opening to the opportunities available. Being exposed to the many opportunities, it helped frame a potential path for my upcoming summers. I was able to network throughout the conference, and I made connections that may be very beneficial for my future. Furthermore, I was able to gain mentorship regarding successful interview skills. During Read More

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SACNAS Reflection by Arcelia Hermosillo Ruiz (Compass)

December 4, 2017 @ginaquan 0

Attending the SACNAS conference was a wonderful experience professionally and academically. I had the opportunity to present research I did this past summer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. While presenting this research project, I practiced my science communication skills and met professors and researchers who were interested in learning more about my interests and future goals. I even got the “best poster presentation award” in physics/astronomy for the second time! The professors I met ranged Read More

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SACNAS Reflection by Francine Gabriela Morales (Compass)

November 28, 2017 @ginaquan 0

Prior to attending SACNAS I had many doubts on if pursuing a STEM field was still right for me. There is a huge lack of diversity in STEM Majors at UC Berkeley, so it was very easy for me to feel alone and isolated. Being able to attend SACNAS completely turned me around and helped me push the feelings and negative thoughts of Imposter Syndrome out of my head. At SACNAS, I was able to Read More

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SACNAS Reflection by Edgar Ibarra (Compass)

November 14, 2017 @ginaquan 0

I attended the 2017 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM conference for the first time thanks to funding from the Access Network, and I had an amazing experience! I met many graduate school recruiters who were eager to have me in their programs, and they gave me advice in order to be a competitive applicant. All the attention towards me as a graduating senior made me feel special and it boosted my confidence about applying to Read More

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Access Network in the Press and Publications

December 8, 2016 Anna Zaniewski 0

Learn more about the work at the Access Network Sites. Journal Articles “Student Conceptions of Expertise” 2016 IMPRESSExpertiseICLS2016 “Attending to experimental physics practices and lifelong learning skills in an introductory laboratory course”  2016 AttendingExperimental_AJP2016 “Learning to do diversity work: A model for continued education of program organizers” 2016  LearningDiversityWork “Increasing STEM success: a near-peer mentoring program in the physical sciences” 2016 Sundial_IncreasingSTEMSuccess_IJSE2016 “How to IMPRESS: Coordinating a Large Video Data Set for a Collaborative Project” 2016 TPT-inpress Impress_How to Read More

Welcome!

August 2, 2016 Alyssa Adams 0

The Access Network consists of six university-based programs co-working with graduate and undergraduate students across the country towards a vision of a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible STEM community. To realize this vision, Access and its member programs empower students as co-leaders, giving them voice and ownership over local and national efforts. Access sites focus on fostering supportive learning communities, engaging students in authentic science practices, and attending to students’ development as STEM professionals. Read More