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How many tenure-track or tenured faculty -- male/female?
30 faculty are tenured or in tenure-track positions.
5 of these faculty are female. (5 female + 25 male).
How many graduate students-- male/female?
We have 73 total graduate students.
10 of these students are female.
How many post doctoral associates - male/female?
20 total postdoctoral associates.
5 of these associates are female. (5 female + 15 male).
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
The Department has provided continued salary support for short to medium term family leave for individual students on an ad hoc basis.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
There is family health insurance available, but it is 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 of Physics has a larger-than-average fraction of faculty who are female. There is a Women of Physics group that meets regularly; it includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. The Women in Science and Engineering program enhances the professional development of women faculty and students in the sciences and engineering fields, with regular seminars, networking sessions, and social events. Students from all backgrounds with different levels of preparation are encouraged to succeed, through extra support, mentoring, and sometimes tutoring. The Department is very committed to the success of students from groups that are underrepresented in Physics, including women. The goal is to educate a professional community where all are welcome and recognized for their contributions.
Has the institution had a Climate for Women in Physics Site Visit or Gender Equity Conversation?
Updated: December 20, 2013