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ERIC Number: ED547608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
African Americans & Hispanics among Physics & Astronomy Faculty: Results from the 2012 Survey of Physics & Astronomy Degree-Granting Departments. Focus On
Ivie, Rachel; Anderson, Garrett; White, Susan
Statistical Research Center of the American Institute of Physics
The United States is becoming more and more diverse, but the representation of some minority groups in physics and astronomy lags behind. Although 13% of the US population is African American or black, and 17% is Hispanic (US Census), the representation of these two groups in physics and astronomy is much lower. For this reason, African Americans and Hispanics are considered under-represented minorities (URMs) in physics and astronomy. Furthermore, the representation of Native Americans in physics and astronomy is so low that data often cannot be reported. AIP collects data on the ethnicity of physics and astronomy faculty members every four years. This report summarizes the African-American and Hispanic presence among these faculty members as of 2012.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institute of Physics, Statistical Research Center