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Abstract Title: CU-Prime: Empowering Students to Build Inclusive Physics Communities
Abstract: CU-Prime is a student-run organization whose goal is to increase inclusion in the Physics Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, especially for women, people of color, first-generation students, and others from underrepresented groups in STEM. Founded in 2013, CU-Prime has grown into a vibrant organization offering four interconnected programs: a talk series, a one-credit class, a mentorship program, and internal diversity workshops. Fueled by the dedication of undergraduate and graduate student organizers, CU-Prime has become an established entity in the department, on campus, and beyond. CU-Prime is also one of the founding organizations of the Access Network, a collaboration between similar programs across the nation. While CU-Prime is still new and constantly improving, several lessons are emerging that could benefit similar programs and efforts working towards goals of equity, inclusion, and making a lasting positive impact on the culture of physics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Benjamin Pollard
CU Boulder