Women in Physics
APS, through the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP), is committed to encouraging the recruitment, retention, and career development of women physicists at all levels.
Woman Physicist of the Month
Each month, CSWP recognizes a female physicist who is making an impact in the physics community.
More about the program
APS Annual Meetings
Special Events and Opportunities at Meetings
March Meeting 2012
Professional Skills Workshops
One-day workshops at the APS March and April Meetings for women physicists.
Professional Skills Development
Childcare Grants for Meeting Attendees
Small grants are available to assist attendees of the APS March and April Meetings with childcare costs.
Applying for a Child Care Grant
Opportunities for Undergraduates
IBM Research Internship for Undergraduate Women
The paid internships are typically 10 weeks long at one of three IBM research locations.
Apply by February 1
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
CUWiP are three-day regional conferences held for undergraduate physics majors. The 2014 conferences will be held January 17-19, 2014 at eight regional sites.
Apply to host a future CUWiP
Conversations on Gender Equity
Inaugural Series of Site Visits Report
Conversations on Gender Equity site visits foster dialogue between visiting discussion leaders and the members of departments or laboratories they visit. These visits aim to learn what works best for physicists and to carry that information forward.
Download Conversations on Gender Equity Report (16 pg)
Is Your Graduate Department in Physics Female Friendly?
Learn about Female-Friendly Physics Departments
CSWP facilitates the collection of responses to a series of questions about graduate programs in physics to help assess the climate for women at various graduate schools.
Assessing Graduate Programs
Improving the Climate for Women in Physics
Site Visit Program Offers Insights and Advice
The Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit program helps physics departments and research facilities warm the "chilly climate" that women in physics often experience.
Site Visit Information