Formerly CUWiP

Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities

A professional conference experience for undergraduate women and gender minorities to build their networks and further their careers in physics
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An inclusive conference experience

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics, are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors.

In 2024, these events, formerly Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), were renamed the Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics as part of APS's Gender Inclusive Physics Community.

We welcome participants to partake in an enriching national keynote, dynamic plenary sessions, networking opportunities, guidance on navigating graduate school and career paths, and mentorship Conference for Graduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics.

Gender inclusive physics community events

As part of the Gender Inclusive Physics Community, our conferences for undergraduate women and gender minorities strive to foster a welcoming atmosphere.

Connect with other graduate women and gender minorities in physics.

The 2025 Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics will be held January 2025 at multiple sites throughout the United States and Canada.

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Undergraduate women, gender minorities, and other students who may not always see themselves represented in STEM are encouraged to attend. These conferences are your opportunity to find mentors, explore education and career opportunities, and network with and learn from other physics students.
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Your institution can support gender inclusion in physics by hosting a conference.

More about the conferences

Discover the leaders who ensure these conferences meet their goals of advancing undergraduate women and gender minorities in physics and stay informed about future events and other updates.

Learn more about our leadership and goals and find out what past attendees have to say about the conference experience.

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Thank you to conference supporters

APS is grateful to the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy for their support of these conferences.

Opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the NSF's or DOE's views.

CUWiP is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) (PHY-1346627, PHY-1622510 and PHY-2012033).

CUWiP is supported in part by the Department of Energy (DOE) (DE-SC0011076).

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Have questions about Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics? Please contact the APS team.

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