The department of Physics & Astronomy has obtained funding from the American Physical Society to develop two major prorams: PhysTEC and the Bridge Program. Together with the department of Chemistry of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics we also obtained funding from the Keck Foundation to develop KEMP @ CSULB. A short summary and the link to the respective webpages is provided below.
The APS Bridge Program aims at enhancing diversity in physics graduate education. We welcome, train and successfully send off Masterís students to do a PhD in Physics. Although open to everyone the program especially welcomes students from groups of the population that are underrepresented in physics.
Click here to obtain more information on the APS Bridge Program
The Keck Energy and Materials Research Program (KEMP) aims at developing an interdisciplinary Materials Science Degree Option. The project takes place under the umbrella of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and involves faculty and undergraduate students of the department of Chemistry and Physics.
Click here to obtain more information on KEMP
The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) addresses the shortage of qualified teachers of Physics and physical sciences in the United States. The program improves and promotes the education of future physics and physical science teachers.
Click here to obtain more information on PhysTEC
The CPAPC GRE Boot camp is designed to prepare students for the subject GRE test. This camp is meant primarily for under-represented students in Physics from CSU campuses in their junior/senior year who intend to apply for PhD programs. However, it is open to all students at local CSU and UC campuses. CSU Long Beach has hosted the five first camps in southern California (2011-2015) and the program and more information can be found on the following page of the California Professoriate for Access to Physics Careers (CPAPC). This yearís GRE Boot Camp will be at UC San Diego for the first time and the website provides the necessary information.