University of California, Riverside (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?
6 female, 30 total
How many graduate students-- male/female?
15 female, 102 total
How many post doctoral associates - male/female?
19 total; 2 female (by Oct. 2012)
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
Yes.Graduate students serving as teaching assistants have 4 weeks of paid leave
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Family health insurance is provided by a group affliated with the university, but not included in the stipend.
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
The department is expanding, and is expected to continue to grow for the next decade. A number of young, energetic and outstanding faculty members in various disciplines were hired recently, almost half of them female. We have a "Women in Physics" group that meets regularly (http://physics.ucr.edu/~lau/WIP.htm), with free pizzas provided by the department. This friendly group provides a platform for female faculty members, postdocs and students to interact informally, and to discuss challenges faced by female scientists.
Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?
Updated: August 21, 2012