Get involved! Register for STEP UP!
  • High school physics teachers
    Adopt the evidence-based lessons and strategies to help change the culture in physics. Apply to be a 2020-2021 STEP UP Ambassador (Deadline Jan. 31, 2020).
  • Higher education faculty/professors
    Recruit teacher leaders and incorporate the STEP UP curriculum into physics teacher training.
  • Physics undergraduate students
    Invite your physics teachers to join and encourage other students to reach out as well.
  • Others
    Join the STEP UP community to help recruit physics teachers and build up support for women in physics and this intervention.
STEP UP participants in a classroom
STEP UP is a national community of physics teachers, researchers, and professional societies. We design high school physics lessons to empower teachers, create cultural change, and inspire young women to pursue physics in college.


STEP UP Ambassadors are high school physics teachers that will train others on how to effectively reduce barriers for women in physics 

Student outreach

Help STEP UP recruit teachers to be a part of the movement. You can make a difference!

About the program

Drawing on research evidence, STEP UP is mobilizing thousands of high school physics teachers to reduce barriers and inspire young women to pursue physics degrees in college. Our lesson materials are research-driven and will help shift deep-seated cultural views about who does physics.

Support STEP UP by registering to be a part of the project, doing the lessons with your students, and finding other ways to support us under Get Involved. If you'd like to support monetarily, click below.

STEP UP Ambassador Locations