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What to expect at the virtual Access Assembly

May 15, 2021 joelcorbo 0

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. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IMPRESS at Rochester Institute of Technology, North Star at Univ. of Oregon, Polaris at Ohio State Univ., and Read More

CU Boulder Diversity Workshops by Pablo Aramburu

March 17, 2021 Morgan.Aire 1

Hello! My name is Pablo Aramburu and I am a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. On February 20th I had the privilege to help run and attend a Diversity Workshop for our site. A Diversity Workshop is an event created by members of CU-Prime where we bring to the attention of our community some of the current issues relating to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). For this we bring information and resources and Read More

Envisioning an Ideal Departmental Community

February 10, 2021 Brianne Gutmann 1

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 contribute their ideas as well. Ten distinct individuals submitted one or more characteristics of their ideal department. The working group Read More

Site Highlight: Rochester Institute of Technology by Mookpolo Wait

February 2, 2021 Morgan.Aire 0

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 yourself to the highest level. The coolest and most fun experienced with IMPRESS was the solar eclipse. During the summer Read More

How to write a blog post

January 10, 2021 Morgan.Aire 0

Hello! Welcome to a basic instruction sheet on how to write a blog post. Here, you will find guidelines for writing a blog post, general information, and ideas for writing.  Enjoy! General information We would ideally like to have one blog post a month.  Each site is responsible for at least one blog post a year. This can be done either by the Network Fellow or another member of the site.  To sign up for Read More

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Access Network in the 2020 PERC Proceedings

November 5, 2020 Gina Quan 0

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 students and faculty who advocate for equity work in the physical sciences. This paper uses McGee and Bentley’s framework of Read More

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Access Network in the 2019 PERC Proceedings

February 17, 2020 @ginaquan 0

Several members of Access recently had a paper and poster accepted to the 2019 proceedings of the Physics Education Research Conference (PERC). PERC is an annual conference attached to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting. Our paper gives an overview of the Access Network and shares some evidence that Access activities are supporting some of our goals. We are grateful for the members of Access who were willing to share their experiences Read More

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ASU Sundial Visit

September 18, 2019 kingles22 0

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 so that they have a stronger sense of community and a reliable toolset to tackle their first year of college. Read More

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Reflection on the Access Network by Jordyn Mascarenas-Wells

September 8, 2018 donez 0

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 Science Olympiad Team. Prior to the start of my freshman year of college, I was admitted into the North Star Read More

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