STEPUPphysics.org

STEP UP (Supporting Teachers to Encourage the Pursuit of Undergraduate Physics for Women) is a national movement to empower high school physics teachers to inspire young women to study physics. High school teachers are key to increasing the representation of women in physics because this is often the first—and last—time that women take a physics course. Two research-based lessons and an “Everyday Actions” guide (with videos) have been developed to support teachers in this effort. The “Everyday Actions” guide focuses on explicit recruitment, reducing marginalization, and promoting recognition throughout the year. In the “Careers in Physics” lesson, students explore profiles of individuals with a degree in physics and then connect physics to their own personal career goals. In the “Women in Physics” lesson, students examine the conditions for women in physics and discuss gender issues. For more information and to join the movement, go to http://www.STEPUPphysics.org.

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