What to expect at the virtual Access Assembly

By Mikayla Bulson, Hassan Hassan & Chandra Turpen  Every year the sessions at our annual Assembly are developed by student leaders (called Assembly Fellows) from all Access Sites (Chi-Sci Scholars at Chicago State Univ., Compass at Univ. of California Berkeley, CU-Prime at Univ. of Colorado Boulder, Equity Constellation at Univ. of Maryland, GPS at Univ. […]

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Envisioning an Ideal Departmental Community

At the 2020 Access Assembly, a subset of attendees formed a semester-long working group to discuss how departments can hold themselves accountable in creating equitable learning and research environments. This group met regularly to articulate their vision for an “ideal” departmental community, and through an asynchronous and anonymized process, invited Access members and alumni to

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Site Highlight: Rochester Institute of Technology by Mookpolo Wait

My name is Mookpolo Wait. I go to school at Rochester Institute of Technology. I had the privilege to join IMPRESS during my freshman year in college. I will graduate from College of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology. My biggest take away from undergrad is to enjoy your time, make many friends, and challenge

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Access Network in the 2020 PERC Proceedings

Several members of the Access Network recently published a paper in the 2020 Proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference studying students in the network. Students’ exploring and refining their equity ethic within the Access Networkwritten by Fidel Amezcua, Gina M. Quan, and Chandra TurpenThe Access Network is an organization that supports vibrant interactions among

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ASU Sundial Visit

The Access Assembly made it possible for me to visit the ASU Sundial program for several days in order to learn about their summer program. Each year, the Sundial team works hard to put together a set of lessons and projects on an interesting topic (e.g. exoplanets) along with fun social activities for incoming freshmen

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Reflection on the Access Network by Jordyn Mascarenas-Wells

My name is Jordyn Mascarenas-Wells and I am a rising third year undergraduate student majoring in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Oregon. I am originally from Rio Rancho, New Mexico and discovered my passion for Physics during my senior year of high school when I took my first Physics course and joined the

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