Get Involved

Yale Physics offers many ways to engage in efforts to create a more inclusive, equitable, and welcoming community; below are a few examples:

Yale Physics joins American Physical Society Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA)

drawing of people. Yale Physics, including Wright Lab, is now part of the American Physical Society Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance (APS-IDEA), which is a new initiative with a mission of empowering and supporting physics departments, laboratories, and other organizations to identify and enact strategies for improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will do so by establishing a community of transformation.  We are building our own local network now and will post an update soon. Read more.

QuARK (Queer Affiliated fRiends of physiKs) supports members of the LGBTQ+ community in physics

quark image QuARK (Queer Affiliated fRiends of physiKs) is an organization focused on inclusion and support of members of the LGBTQ+ community in physics. Open to all queer-identifying members of the department (students/staff/faculty, etc.), we coordinate regular gatherings of a casual nature to discuss topical issues and foster community. Additionally, we organize occasional outreach events to interface with the department and broader Yale community.

Yale Graduate Women in Physics + supports underrepresented genders in the physical sciences

group of people. Yale Graduate Women in Physics+ is focused on fostering a supportive environment for underrepresented genders in the Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy departments. We coordinate mentoring and social events for graduate students, post-docs, research scientists, and faculty. The group and many events are open to all allies in the department, from whom we welcome support for our initiatives. Read more.

Undergraduate organization Yale Women in Physics supports women and gender minorities in STEM

group of people We are an undergraduate student organization that undertakes a number of initiatives to support women and gender minorities in STEM, especially in the physical sciences. We serve the Yale community by hosting lunches, talks, mentoring programs, and social events.  Read more.

See here for more information about our student organizations.