Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors.
2015The 2015 conferences will be held Friday, January 16 through Sunday afternoon, January 18, 2015.
2014 Conference Flyer
[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.
History and Organization
In 2006, the University of Southern California hosted the first CUWiP. The grassroots effort grew quickly, and within just a few years there were six conferences being hosted simultaneously.
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 Kevin Pitts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chair-Elect Mette Gaarde, Louisiana State University, and Past Chair Pat Burchat, Stanford University.
Interested in hosting a future conference? The application process for future sites opens in January and closes February 15.Support
These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy (DE-SC0011076). The 2014 conferences are supported from a variety of sources including conference-site fund-raising ($420k, 66%), the National Science Foundation ($134k, 21%), and the Department of Energy ($87k, 14%). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Department of Energy.