CUWiP Application

Applications Closed October 14, 2016

Friday, January 13 - Sunday, January 15, 2017
Ten locations throughout the U.S. and Canada

The goal of APS CUWiP is to provide you with information, resources, and motivation to support your pursuit of a physics major and a career in physics. The conferences will offer inspirational talks by female physicists, student poster or presentation sessions, workshops and panel discussions on topics such as summer research, grad school, physics careers, and professional development, as well as opportunities for networking and informal mentoring.

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Application Information

Due to limited resources, we are not able to accept all applicants. Priority will be given to those who are (1) undergraduate physics majors, (2) have never attended APS CUWiP, and (3) are applying to attend the conference that is geographically closest to their location.

  • Complete all parts of the application before the deadline
  • Write a thoughtful Application Statement
  • Indicate the site that is geographically closest to your location at the time of the conference

Applications Close October 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

Accepted applications will be notified via email in early-November. At that time, you will be asked to register for the conference and to pay a $45 non-refundable registration fee. If you cannot afford the registration fee, please email

Travel Information

Food and accommodations are provided by the conferences. You should contact your physics department to determine whether they can support the cost of your travel to and from the conference. The person to contact would normally be the chair of the department or a student services officer; if you are unsure who to contact, ask one of your professors or mentors for advice. Some travel support is available to students whose home institution is unable to provide full funding for travel.

CUWiP Sites

Before proceeding to the application page, please review the map and the list of conference sites to determine the appropriate site to apply to. This will normally be the site to which you will be geographically closest during the conference. States with an asterisk are available for more than one site. If you will be in one of these states during the conference weekend, you may apply to any of the associated sites; in general, choose the geographically closest or easiest to get to. Please note that students may occasionally be assigned to a site other than the closest in order to maximize the number of students who can attend the conferences.

2017 CUWip Conference Site Locations Map


Please email or call (301) 209-3231.