Marty Baylor, Associate Professor of Physics, is the recipient of an American Physical Society (APS) Innovation Fund (IF) award for her national EDI Fellows Program. This project will improve physics teachers’ ability to address equity, diversity, and inclusion topics in the classroom. Many physics educators are hesitant to engage in critical conversations due to a lack of facilitation skills, fear of burdening minoritized students, and/or fear of causing harm due to lack of expertise. Baylor’s EDI Fellows Program will train a cohort of physicists to work with critical conversation specialists in presenting interactive workshops for physics educators that address fear and build capacity to engage in EDI conversations at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Indicating the high merit of Baylor’s project, her proposal was one of two to receive funding from a pool of 72 applications. Baylor will work with collaborators from DePaul University, Smith College, and APS on this project. Learn more about Professor Baylor’s recent IDE work.