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A cadre of professors and researchers from Miami-based Florida International University and physics-oriented institutions from around the country are joining forces to help promote physics as a career path to young women, thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The initiative, centered around tasking 16,000 high school teachers with recruiting female students to pursue a physics major in college, will be led by Zahra Hazari, an associate professor of physics education in FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute and Department of Teaching & Learning. Academics from Texas A&M University, the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers will also be part of the initiative.

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