Conference

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 2024

Jan 19–21, 2024
United States
Three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors

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CUWiP applications were open through October 23, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Find mentors, explore education and career opportunities and network with and learn from fellow students who are women, gender diverse individuals and underrepresented identities in physics.

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CUWiP locations

In 2024, CUWiP took place in-person at 15 universities across the United States. Attendees and presenters seeking specific information about the conference site should select the appropriate institution from this list:

If your institution would like to host a conference in the future, we invite you to learn more about the hosting process.

2024 Millie Dresselhaus CUWiP Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Keynote Speaker, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, PhD.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell, photo from the Royal Society of Edinburgh
Credit: Royal Society of Edinburgh

Burnell inadvertently discovered pulsars as a graduate student in radio astronomy in Cambridge, opening up a new branch of astrophysics, work recognised by the award of a Nobel Prize to her supervisor.

She has subsequently worked in many roles in many branches of astronomy, working part-time while raising a family. She is now a visiting academic in Oxford and the chancellor of the University of Dundee, Scotland. She has been president of the UK’s Royal Astronomical Society, in 2008 became the first female president of the Institute of Physics for the UK and Ireland, and in 2014 the first female president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She was one of the small group of women scientists that set up the Athena SWAN scheme.

She has received many honors, including a $3 million Breakthrough Prize in 2018. The public appreciation and understanding of science have always been important to her, and she is much in demand as a speaker and broadcaster. In her spare time, she gardens, listens to choral music, and is active in the Quakers. She has co-edited an anthology of poetry with an astronomical theme, Dark Matter; Poems of Space.

About CUWiP

CUWiP is an annual conference taking place across the United States and Canada for undergraduate women and gender minorities in physics to discover educational and career opportunities available to them in physics.

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