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Abstract Title: "Success Together": Physics Departmental Practices Supporting LGBQ+ Women and Women of Color
Abstract: Existing research on underrepresented/minority students focuses mainly on gender or race/ethnicity and ignores the intersection of identities of women of color and the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer (LGBQ+) students. In addition, the research is typically conducted at Predominately White Institutions. Studies have shown that a large number of physics degrees earned by racial minorities have been earned from Minority Serving Institutions. This project examines the personal narratives of women of color and LGBQ+ physicists at a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to better understand the systems in place that help them succeed through their degree. Using the Integrated Physics Identity framework we defined success to be recognition of self as a physicist and completing or being near completion of a Physics degree. At Texas State University, an HSI, physicists reported that a collaborative learning environment, student community, and encouragement from faculty helped them achieve success together.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session I
Poster Number: A7
Contributed Paper Record: Contributed Paper Information
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Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Erin M. Schipull
Texas State University
9207 Havelock St.
San Antonio, TX 78254
Phone: 2104734543
and Co-Presenter(s)
Xandria R. Quichocho
Eleanor W. Close