Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. Beginning in 2024, these events will be renamed the Conferences for Undergraduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics as part of APS's Gender Inclusive Physics Community. We look forward to welcoming attendees with keynote speakers, undergraduate networking, graduate school advice, and career-focused sessions, as well as with mentoring from our participants in the Conference for Graduate Women and Gender Minorities in Physics.

COVID-19 and Related Health and Safety Guidelines to Attend APS Sponsored Meetings.

CUWiP compressed slideshow of photos

The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas. The national and local organizing committees of APS CUWiP strive to create a welcoming environment for all, including undergraduate women and gender minorities.

Interested in learning more about CUWiP? Sign up for updates

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.

CUWiP 2024

The next CUWiP events will be held Jan. 19 to 21, 2024.

Applications closed October 23, 2023

Learn more about the 2024 conferences

2024 keynote speaker

We are pleased to announce the 2024 Millie Dresselhaus keynote speaker, Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

Meet the CUWiP keynote speaker

Stay connected

If you're interested in networking with other women and gender minorities in physics, sign up for our new APS Engage community!

Join our online community

We want to hear from you

Your feedback helps make each CUWiP event better. Please share your CUWiP experience to let us know what you liked and how we can improve.

Take the attendee survey

NSF logoUS Department of Education logo These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627, PHY-1622510, and PHY-2012033) and by the Department of Energy (DE-SC0011076). 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.