Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors.
The 2014 conferences will run Friday, January 17 through Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2014.
* The conference at Stony Brook/BNL begins Thursday evening. Students are transported to BNL Friday morning at 8 a.m. for an all-day program including tours. Arrival Thursday evening is strongly recommended for this conference.
**The conference at U of Chicago/ANL/FNAL offers tours of the national labs on Friday. The tours are an optional part of the program. Students who wish to participate in the tours should plan to arrive Thursday evening.
The remaining conferences include an optional tour on Friday afternoon beginning no earlier than noon. See the specific conference web site for details.
WCUWIP 2012, Stanford
[CUWiP] is an empowering experience, to say the least, and I hope that everyone, no matter their involvement in physics, or even the sciences, can experience such a fulfilling conference at some point in their lives.
A typical program will include research talks by faculty, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, presentations and discussions about women in physics, laboratory tours, student research talks, a student poster session, and several meals during which presenters and students interact with each other.
Support for the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics has been provided by the host institutions, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Science in the Department of Energy.The Yale University Physics Department is spearheading a separate fund drive to support the Northeastern CUWiP and summer research by a female Yale undergraduate in the physical sciences.
In 2012, APS became the institutional home for CUWiP. The CUWiP National Organizing Committee provides support for the organization of the annual conferences and works with APS. At each host institution, a local organizing committee plans and organizes the detailed program for the local conference and is responsible for local fundraising.
The National Organizing Committee is currently led by Chair Pat Burchat, Stanford University, Chair-Elect Kevin Pitts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Past Chair Daniela Bortoletto, Purdue University,.
Interested in hosting a future conference? The application process for future sites opens in January.
Host Site Application Process
Several 2015 sites were selected during the last review period.
- Duke University
- Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- Yale University