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ERIC Number: ED503416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-6
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Findings from the Survey of Participants of the 19th Annual National Conference of Black Physics Students
Dollison, Julius; Neuschatz, Michael
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
On the weekend of February 3-6, the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois hosted the 2005 National Conference of Black Physics Students, marking the 19th consecutive year that the Conference has provided African American physics students with the unique opportunity to meet and network with counterparts from all across the nation, and with minority and non-minority professional physicists. Also in attendance were graduate school and corporate recruiters, administrators, faculty members, and various professional society representatives. This report presents the results of a survey of student participants in an evaluative study of the meeting. The survey assessed participants' personal and academic background, their current and future academic objectives, and their specific goals in attending the Conference. Students were also queried on their assessment of the content and organization of the conference sessions, both research talks and career advisory panels, as well as the practical arrangements such as travel and lodging. Additional items probed the students' feelings about their decision to major in physics, as well as obtaining an assessment of their academic experiences to date. (Contains 9 tables and 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A